School Desegregation Set Back Black College Football
Black colleges once out-performed white schools in producing better football players – until desegregation happened, said Derrick White, professor of history at the University of Kentucky and author of “Blood, Sweat and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football.” School desegregation “disrupted the recruiting network that had fueled Black college football,” said White, whose book explores the “community impact as well as cultural and political impact” of desegregation.
“Capitalist Roaders” Shut Down China’s Rural Communes
Mao Tse Tung was right when he warned that “capitalist roaders” had infested the Communist Party, said Zhun Xu, professor of economics at Howard University and author of “From Communes to Capitalism: How China’s Peasants Lost Collective Farming and Gained Urban Poverty.” Despite Mao’s efforts, “it was impossible to wipe them out” because “the political economy of China continually produced these capitalist roaders,” who eventually shut down the rural communes and compelled millions of peasants to become urban workers with few rights.
Malcolm X Center and Radio Station Face Oblivion
Efia Nwangaza, longtime director of the Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination and radio station WMXP, in Greenville, South Carolina, says both services face imminent shutdown and eviction. The Center and broadcast outlet have been vectors of Black resistance and radical advocacy for decades. Nwangaza’s world-class activism dates back to the 1960s. “It’s not clear what this will mean in terms of my own human rights advocacy,” she said.
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