The story of James Thompson and David Simpson is one of many that cry out for an acknowledgment of wrongs done.
Cottom interrogates her own story loudly enough for others to hear themselves in it.
Two new books offer an education—with grace and humor.
“It’s not that Southerners don’t get racial issues. We just don’t get them right.”
Personal conversion is part of social change, but we can’t end our stories there.
“No one is born with racist ideas. People consume them, as others produce them to justify racist policies.”
"By building social capacity, communities can respond to their own issues rather than rely on responses from the criminal justice system."
Two memoirs by men who endured decades of criminal injustice before being exonerated
It’s not our problem. Education can fix it. Only extremists are racist.
Real talk about racism requires getting past knee-jerk reactions.