Jim Crow

How Old is the "Old South?"

September 14, 2005 - Last Monday, Condoleeza Rice commented that what happened in the Gulf shows that race and poverty can still come together "in a very ugly way" in parts of the "Old South." But if it's still happening, is it really the "Old South?" Consider this

Burying Jim Crow

June 14, 2005 - I started to write this in the comments, but it became too long for the main page. I suppose I should myself apologize for singling out a commenter, but it's not like we get them every day here -- we tend to become a little overexcited.

Now They're Sorry

June 2, 2005 - Wachovia Corp., the biggest bank in these parts (the Carolinas) and one of the biggest in the nation after a merger/acquisition spree in the past few years, just apologized for its involvement in slavery.