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racial injustice

  • In her book, The Spingarn Brothers: White Privilege, Jewish Heritage, and the Struggle for Racial Equality (2023, Johns Hopkins University), Katherine Reynolds Chaddock tells a story that many today might see as unlikely: two Jewish brothers in New York, privileged in some ways but considered “the other” by many in society, find common cause with African Americans suffering from racial discrimination. And, Joel and Arthur Spingarn become leaders in the struggle for racial equality and equality – even serving as presidents of the NAACP.Katherine Reynolds Chaddock joins us to tell the Springans’ story.
  • A project launched by researchers at Furman University found thousands of now-toothless racially restrictive deed covenants in the Greenville area. They say it matters a lot that we hear about them because their effects are still with us.
  • A South Carolina man has been sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison after pleading guilty to taking part in violence that erupted last summer in Charleston following the death of George Floyd. Prosecutors said Thursday that Abraham Jenkins was also sentenced to three years of supervised release, once he's released from prison. More than 100 businesses were damaged as a peaceful protest in Charleston's historic downtown erupted into violence following Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May 2000.