The Huffington Post has reported on a case of a book causing controversy and subsequently being recalled. In Alabama Story, the children’s book The Rabbits’ Wedding causes a firestorm of opinions about the nature of the story. In the case of The Rabbits’ Wedding, the controversy surrounding the supposed pro-integration message of the story, something not intended by its author. In this case, the story is under criticism about … Continue reading Under Pressure, Scholastic Recalls Racist Children’s Book
Delancyplace.com published this article on 12/28/2015. It relates directly to the story of Butler and is an interesting read. “The Congress of the United States — the very Congress created by the wonderful and epoch-making Constitution of the United States — is nevertheless capable of creating truly horrendous laws. The most oppressive law in United States history was arguably the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, crafted … Continue reading The Most Horrendous Law in U.S. History
NY Times – November 12, 2015 This article discusses the dangers of speaking out against issues “SOME of the most potent threats to free speech these days come not from our government or corporations, but from our citizenry. Pitched battles being waged at Yale and the University of Missouri pit speech versus speech in a contest of who and what is entitled to be heard. … Continue reading Who Is Entitled to Be Heard?
Readers of the NY Times responded to an article in the Opinion section about Woodrow Wilson. “NY Times – Gordon J. Davis’s Nov. 24th Op-Ed, “What Woodrow Wilson Cost My Grandfather,” recounted the story of his grandfather, John Abraham Davis, an African-American man whose prestigious career in the Government Printing Office was destroyed after President Wilson segregated the government in 1913. In recent weeks, students … Continue reading Woodrow Wilson Cost My Grandfather Too
The NY Times published this article on November 24, 2015. “Student protesters at Princeton performed a valuable public service last week when they demanded that the administration acknowledge the toxic legacy of Woodrow Wilson, who served as university president and New Jersey governor before being elected to the White House. He was an unapologetic racist whose administration rolled back the gains that African-Americans achieved just … Continue reading The Case Against Woodrow Wilson at Princeton
Terry L. Jones from the New York Times wrote this insightful article in 2012 on Benjamin Butler. The Beast in the Big Easy “After Flag Officer David Farragut captured New Orleans in April 1862, Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler occupied the city at the head of some 10,000 Union soldiers. That Butler should be in charge of the Union occupation of the South’s largest city … Continue reading The Beast in the Big Easy – NY Times