Recent research shows that Black people are moving to the South for new opportunities from every other region of the U.S. – especially millennials. This trend has been written about before, but was recently highlighted when Reniqua Allen wrote an op-ed for the New York Times entitled “Racism Is Everywhere, So Why Not Move South?”
The City of New Orleans has scheduled the removal of 4 Confederate statues this week. As someone who grew up in the south, I applaud this effort to rid the Southern landscape of celebratory markers of a dark past that continues to haunt Black and white Americans. This has been a long time coming.
As a mother of three, one of the central concerns I have each is for the safety of my children. While my partner and I have opted not to use corporal punishment in our household, we know that some parents still advocate for its use in their own homes. However, corporal punishment in schools is something (I thought) was a thing of the past. Apparently it isn’t and it is happening far too frequently to Black children.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was born in Georgia during a time of high racial tension.
He recently compared the segregated part of the country to the North of today, saying that the “supposed anti-slavery” North has caused him more grief than the historically racist south ever did.