Summer 1964 was known as the “Freedom Summer.” Americans, Black and white, southern and northern, eager to defend the right of all Americans to vote, planned to register Black people for the upcoming election. Because only 6.7% of Black Mississippians were registered, Mississippi became a focal point. Under Bob Moses, a New York City teacher […]
It has been a very long seven days, a week that will certainly show up in the history books. What may not make such a splash in the books, though, is how freaking exhausting it is to be living through this moment. I, anyway, am ready for a good night's sleep.
Today at noon, Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first Black female justice on the Supreme Court. Before Justice Brown took her oath, the court also signaled the end of the federal government as we know it. In the past, the Supreme Court has operated on the basis of “stare decisis,” which literally […]