Race, Memory, and the World That Made New Orleans

2016-11-29T17:39:10+00:00

My father is listed as white on his birth certificate. His great-grandfather was the founder of America’s first black daily newspaper. But when I tell the story of my family, inextricably linked to the narrative of New Orleans and, in fact, to the country, I [...]

My Redneck Past: A Brief Memoir of Two’s

2016-11-29T17:39:19+00:00

By Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. November 13, 2014 | Photograph; Old Store Building Near Enoree, South-Carolina, by Author copyright bearden82 If you’re afraid they might discover your redneck past There are a hundred ways to cover your redneck past [...]

Becoming White: Reinterpreting a Family Story by Putting Race Back into the Picture

2016-11-29T17:39:37+00:00

I grew up hearing stories about a great-great-grandmother who immigrated from Switzerland to the U.S. by way of New Orleans. According to stories, she was a linguist who spoke four or five languages fluently, an accomplished seamstress, and a medium. (My siblings and I loved the idea [...]

Installment #4; “Black People Don’t Float and Swim:”

2016-11-29T17:39:38+00:00

Unlearning Another Lie that Jim Crow Taught By Dr. Sherick Hughes | Originally Published at Saturday, June 1, 2013 | Special thanks to the Author Dr. Sherick Hughes, and the creator of History and Family Blog, Christine E. Sleeter, PhD. Unfortunately, the phrase “Black people don’t [...]

Installment #3 “Did You Know Yo’ Mama was White?”

2016-11-29T17:39:38+00:00

Using New Interracial Family Evidence to Trouble Jim Crow and Me (and You)Preparing to share and receive sensitive family history By Dr. Sherick Hughes | Originally Published at History and Family Blog Thursday, May 27, 2013 | Special thanks to the Author Dr. Sherick Hughes, and [...]

Installment 2: “I Don’t Think That’s My Daddy:”

2016-11-29T17:39:39+00:00

Unlearning Another Lie that Jim Crow Taught By Dr. Sherick Hughes | Originally Published at History and Family Blog Saturday, June 1, 2013 | Special thanks to the Author Dr. Sherick Hughes, and the creator of History and Family Blog, Christine E. Sleeter, PhD. Preparing to [...]

Troubling Jim Crow: Installment #1

2016-11-29T17:39:39+00:00

On this the fifth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's Address on Civil Rights empathyeducates would like to introduce the first of four installments written by Sherick Hughes, Ph.D. on the subject of "Troubling Jim Crow." Today, let us all remember the words utter two score [...]