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[Xmca-l] Re: Back to the future? (on race too)



Thanks for posting, Greg. Time to push back with as much strength as we can.
Mike

On Wednesday, 2 November 2016, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
wrote:

> This past weekend, John Oliver had a nice (but terrible) piece on school
> (re)segregation:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8yiYCHMAlM
>
> It includes a nice brief cut to Malcolm X, whose words are perhaps truer
> today than they were when he said them, as well as a brief clip of a
> horrifying town hall meeting (at 11:16) where a bunch of white parents are
> voicing their concerns about having poor black kids bused to their school.
> The white parents' words seem like they are right out of the anti-busing
> rhetoric of the 1970's no?
>
> And here is a more in-depth and very nice radio segment about that town
> hall meeting that includes the perspective of a black high school student
> who was at that town hall meeting. She went there to tell them that she is
> a good student and that these parents have nothing to fear. But after what
> she heard, she broke down and couldn't bring herself to speak at the mic.
> Here is the link to the episode of This American Life:
> https://m.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/
> 562/the-problem-we-all-live-with
>
> I'd like to find a way to see my way to the fine-ness of humanity. But
> these days it is very difficult.
>
> -greg
>
>
> --
> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Anthropology
> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> Brigham Young University
> Provo, UT 84602
> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
>
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