Peculiar Relationships a Novel by Gwen Ragsdale

Peculiar Relationships a Novel by Gwen Ragsdale

Posted on 13. Mar, 2014 by .

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Peculiar Relationships is a fictional novel about the evolving relationships formed between black women and white women during pre and post Civil War slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, present day work experiences and culminates with an explosive cliffhanger. A series of first person narratives describe how their shared gender, close proximity, dual tasks, positions of […]

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Stop The Violence

Stop The Violence

Posted on 14. Dec, 2012 by .

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Violence in African American communities is at an all time high. During slavery, African Americans also suffered from terrible violence, so WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Violence then was at the the hands of OTHERS, violence today it is at the hands of BROTHERS.   This stunning reversal is a vestige of slavery that demonstrates how […]

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Slavery By Another Name

Slavery By Another Name

Posted on 14. Dec, 2012 by .

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The Forgotten Stories of Post-Civil War Slavery The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn […]

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The New Jim Crow – Jim Crow Still Exists In America

The New Jim Crow – Jim Crow Still Exists In America

Posted on 13. Dec, 2012 by .

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Under Jim Crow laws, black Americans were relegated to a subordinate status for decades. Things like literacy tests for voters and laws designed to prevent blacks from serving on juries were commonplace in nearly a dozen Southern states. In her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, legal scholar Michelle […]

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