Tag Archives: Malcolm X

Roy Moore and the Problem of Groupthink

For the past few weeks, I’ve been caught up in the Alabama Senate race and the prospect of conservative voters getting Roy Moore elected to the Senate. At first, I was just as mystified as anyone else as to why … Continue reading

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Radicals, Reformers and Diversity of Thought in the Civil Rights Movement

When one looks at the great social movements that have changed America for the better, one of the things that becomes apparent is the diversity of viewpoints that are found among the various activists fighting for social change. Some activists … Continue reading

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Book Suggestions for Black History Month

This February we celebrate Black History Month, a time when we can celebrate the significant contributions of African Americans to our history. According to wikipedia, Black History Month had its beginnings in 1926, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the … Continue reading

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Spike Lee and the Activist Filmmaker

Back when I was going to college, I watched a low budget film that was different from anything that I have ever seen.  It was called She’s Gotta Have It and it inaugurated the film career of one of America’s … Continue reading

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Admiration for Martin Luther King Jr.

I was one year old when Martin Luther King Jr. died, so I can’t really say that I knew him when.   Growing up as a Filipino American in the America of the 1970s and 1980s, though, he was still a … Continue reading

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