July 24, 2017
Vol. 22, No. 43
Books & Arts
The online title of an op-ed in the New York Times recently caught our attention: “Racism Is Everywhere, So Why Not Move South?” The observation that the American South isn’t the backward place frequently portrayed by our entertainment industry is not a new one. Nor are appalling expressions of racism totally unheard of in non-Southern cities commonly thought to be progressive—Philadelphia, say, or Chicago. But the acknowledgment of these realities doesn’t ordinarily turn up in the Times, so we read the piece with interest.Read more
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