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The Civil War Was About Slavery. Confederate Leaders Were Totally Clear On This.

Symbols of the Confederacy are an inescapable fact of life in Southern states. The Confederate flag is displayed prominently near the South Carolina statehouse, evoked in multiple Southern state flags, flown in frontyards, on T-shirts and off pickup trucks. And those who fought during the Civil War …

National curriculum is damaging children's creative writing, say authors

Primary school teachers are steering children towards ‘too elaborate, flowery and over-complex language’, a group of acclaimed writers will say in an open letter to the education secretary<p>A group of acclaimed children’s authors including the UK’s newest Carnegie medallist Tanya Landman is preparing …

Creative Writing

Supreme Court Will Rule for Marriage: Here’s The Best Way

Even if the court rules as expected, it won’t do enough to protect LGBT people from discrimination.<p>This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral …

LGBTQI

In Israel, biracial German author probes her Nazi heritage

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Jennifer Teege stumbled upon a book in a Hamburg library seven years ago, the biracial German woman who was given up for adoption as a child was stunned to discover a deep family secret that shook her to the core.<p>Her maternal grandfather was the brutal SS Commander Amon Goeth, …

Leonard Nimoy's Advice To A Biracial Girl In 1968

It wasn't supposed to be "Leonard Nimoy + Biracial Kids Day" here at Code Switch, but the news takes you where it takes you.<p>BuzzFeed's Leonora Epstein uncovered this blog post from the blog My Star Trek Scrapbook, which features a letter from a 1968 issue of the defunct teen magazine <i>FaVE!</i> In a …

Leonard Nimoy

Mr. Spock Was A Biracial Role Model Of Notable Cool

NPR host Arun Rath remembers the late Leonard Nimoy, and the personal significance of <i>Star Trek</i>'s Spock as a biracial character on television.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>Once again, you're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>RATH: I'm sure you've heard …

Science Fiction

Hear What A Leader Of The White Knights Of The KKK Says About His Biracial Grandson (VIDEO)

“My dad has called my son a critter, a monster, a creature. He told me I was growing an ape inside of my body,” says 20-year-old Peyton, who has a biracial child. “My dad refuses to accept my son because he is half black.”<p>Peyton says her father, David, is an Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of …

Biracial Miss Japan Criticized For Not Being "Japanese Enough"

<b>Ariana Miyamoto</b> may have been born and raised in Japan, but the <b>Miss Universe Japan</b> has been blasted by fellow countrymen for not being or looking "Japanese enough."<p>Miyamoto, 20, who is half Japanese and half African-American, was born and raised in Nagasaki, although she attended high school in …

The Time Nature And Racism Teamed Up To Wipe Out A Whole Town

Thousands of people crammed into a haphazard housing project, surrounded by a massive river, and secured only by a system of dikes. It was a recipe for disaster, one that saw a growing city reduced to flooded marshlands in less than a day.<p>In the 1940s, Vanport, Ore. was the center of a booming …

Housing

Spock actor Leonard Nimoy wrote inspiring letter to victim of racism

A moving note by the late Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy to a mixed-race teenager has resurfaced online<p>An inspiring letter by <b>Leonard Nimoy</b> to a teenage victim of racism <b>has resurfaced online</b>.<p>The moving message, which appeared in American teen magazine Fave in 1968, is a response to a letter by the …

Leonard Nimoy

Lawyer Spends 15 Years Transforming A Plantation Into America’s First Slavery Museum

America’s First Slavery Museum<p>About time, right? Whereas most refurbished plantations are there to recount the history of the “glory days” of the …

Same difference: we try out Selfridges’ gender-neutral clothing – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 3:30 pm, February 28, 2015 in Shopping & Style<p>©Rob Greig<p>Selfridges is about to launch the capital’s first gender-neutral shopping …

Clothing

Uncovering Hidden Black History, On Screen And On The Page

One of the major criticisms leveled against the popular but problematic <i>Marvel's Agent Carter</i> (which just finished up its first season on ABC) is that it lacks black characters. The show takes place in New York City in 1946, and to some people that means the lack of diversity makes sense — and it's …

Black History

The terrifying “smart” city of the future

Cities across the country are implementing smart technologies — with grave implications for our personal freedoms<p>Imagine a world without waste. A place where the train always comes on time, where streets are plowed before snow even stops falling, and watchful surveillance cameras have sent rates of …