Burning albums by the Beatles, Alabama, 1966
Florence, Alabama, 1942.
Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.
“But when asked how the country could have addressed the resistance to integration if the courts hadn’t forced it, he turned philosophical. ‘You would have sunk the first slave ship, cut that all out, and not brought them in here,’ he said, his honeyed Oxford drawl softening the bite in his words. ‘How one would accomplish desegregation in an ideal world, I don’t have that answer.’ He raised his age-speckled hands, palms up. ‘But before you have that ideal, human beings have to change attitudes.’”
Blargh. You should read this article, though fair warning it is long and contains gems like the above presented without actual critique but with boatloads of psuedo-poetic prose designed to make old white dudes spouting racist hand-wringing appear as harmless stereotypes of aging Old Southness, not actual elected officials whose inability to imagine how the legal system they purportedly serve could be leveraged to rectify racial iniquities is indicative of systemic problems that are not confined to the South.
You may have seen our previous map looking at the Largest Universities by Enrollment of Each State, we’re back at it with another one looking at the Highest Graduation Rate in each state. As the end of the school year approaches and graduation gowns are fitted, we look at which schools boast the highest likelihood of getting you across the stage with a diploma. For the sake of argument, we decided to only look at schools offering 4-year degrees with housing. Our goal was to look at those schools offering a more traditional college experience. We are dedicated to inspiring and informing students with comprehensive online tools and college information, leading us to make this informative graphic.
#NFLesp Kevin Norwood (@MrClutch_83). Vídeo cortesía de @draftbreakdown.
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There’s no one who encapsulates what Alabama football is more than the great Bear Bryant. His beloved houndstooth is still worn by fans to this day as a way to pay their respects and support the Crimson Tide.