Heidi Beirich, Director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), noted that the United States has always been “deeply racist, deeply anti-Semitic.” Beirich observed, “We have a history of all that kind of bigotry. It’s part of our DNA.”
“Whoever controls the media controls the culture — and, by proxy, our legislation, our economy, our lives.
I kept perseverating about the parents of black male teenagers that I know, and the fear that they must be feeling.
If there is no interest in recording the stories of those who are deemed periphereal, the narratives get lost.
My father is a Lincoln scholar, and my mother trained as an opera singer, so the marriage of a pivotal piece of American history to a Broadway musical was right up my alley.
Carolyn M. Byerly, Associate Professor at Howard University, questioned if the press was “meeting its social responsibility” to provide coverage of issues and events that affect women’s status. She emphasized, “You can’t underestimate the invisibility of women.”