Non-Fiction columns by Mark McCormick. He writes from the true geographical heartland, Kansas, but his vision is a much larger one as he also writes about the daily lives of ordinary and not-so-ordinary people across the spectrum of humanity. He also writes from his heart, the heart of a young African American man, seeing the world of racism, domestic violence, and Islamophobia. He gives us personal insights into Rosa Parks and Gordon Parks, Barry Sanders and the history surrounding those who are famous and those who are not. His perspective is sometimes political and always deeply personal. This book is an excellent addition to any syllabus that includes a seeking of the truth. The world is a better place with Mr. McCormick's book.
Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people.
This online exhibition and educator resource series focuses on the complex history of emancipation and the period of Reconstruction that followed the American Civil War. After Slavery showcases a rich collection of source materials organized for high school and college/university classroom use.
This blog started in response to the need for a forum on race and teaching theology and religion in the wake of the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent protests and police response in Ferguson, Missouri. However, we have purposively framed the blog more broadly than this single incident. Teaching for racial and social justice, dismantling the structures of white privilege in academia, and diversifying the faculty, the students, and the canon, are abiding concerns of the Wabash Center and many of our colleagues in the WabashNation.
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