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Mother Russia's Chilly Embrace

Anzur moved to Irkutsk, a city in Siberia near Lake Baikal, from his home in Uzbekistan on the advice of his brother, who had lived there previously. After a serious injury ended his hopes of becoming a professional soccer player, the 19-year-old Anzur had few options for earning money. When I met him, he had been in Irkutsk for a year and a half and was working as a custodian in an office building.

Did You Know: Mexican Migration

Unauthorized migration has already become a major issue of the upcoming 2016 elections. With so many voices, players and opinions, it may become hard to tell fact from fiction. This summer, the Pew Research Center came out with new data and numbers on the topic. Here are a few facts to know about Mexican migration. Read the full article: http://pewrsr.ch/1HND619 #Didyouknow

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Upholding Housing Discrimination Law

History and Context

The Fair Housing Act, part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability in the sale, rental and financing of housing-related transactions. Intentional discrimination resulting in disparate treatment is forbidden.

Promoting Diversity in Our Nation’s Think Tanks: Which Way Forward?

The Urban Institute, The Wilson Center, and UC Riverside School of Public Policy are pleased to host an important conversation on how best to improve diversity in our nation’s think tanks. We will discuss the problem of lack of gender and racial diversity in research and leadership positions. And we will discuss concrete solutions—either those already underway, or additional strategies that need to be crafted and deployed.

After Baltimore, we must see community as a process

Baltimore became my refuge when I moved to the District four decades ago. As a native New Yorker, I could not quite adjust to overly conformist official and bureaucratic life in a nation’s capital. Charm City’s quirky citizens just an hour away offered a much appreciated escape. Working-class Baltimore was the opposite of Washington, blues singer Leadbelly’s quintessential “Bourgeois town.” Watching Baltimore’s torment unfold in recent days has broken my heart.

After Baltimore, we must see community as a process

Baltimore became my refuge when I moved to the District four decades ago. As a native New Yorker, I could not quite adjust to overly conformist official and bureaucratic life in a nation’s capital. Charm City’s quirky citizens just an hour away offered a much appreciated escape. Working-class Baltimore was the opposite of Washington, blues singer Leadbelly’s quintessential “Bourgeois town.” Watching Baltimore’s torment unfold in recent days has broken my heart.

African American History Month Special Edition: The Civil Rights Movement in the Shadow of MLK

We spoke with one of the nation’s leading scholars on the American civil rights movement to learn about the immediate impact that the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. had on the struggle for freedom. We also discuss MLK’s legacy and its meaning in 2015. David Chappell is a professor at the University of Oklahoma and the author of, “Waking From the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.” That’s the topic for this edition of CONTEXT.

Jane Harman Discusses the Eric Garner Case and Failed Attempt to Rescue Luke Sommers

Jane Harman appeared on Fox News Sunday as part of two panel discussions: one on race issues following the decision not to indict any officers in the death of Eric Garner, and another on the failed attempt to rescue American journalist Luke Somers.

 

Waking from the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

Waking from the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King

David Chappell
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

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