Monday, July 30, 2012
In 1968, following the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Reverend John Brooks, a professor of theology at the College of the Holy Cross recruited 20 African American high school students he felt had the potential to succeed if given an opportunity. Diane Brady tells the story of five of these men, among them were Clarence Thomas, Edward P. Jones, and Theodore Wells. In Fraternity, she looks at how their years at Holy Cross shaped them, and how they went on to shape our country.
Friday, November 18, 2011
In 1991, Anita Hill went from being an obscure law school professor to the subject of a national controversy. As Clarence Thomas was nominated to be a justice on the Supreme Court, Hill came forward with accusations that Thomas sexually harassed her when she worked with him at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hill's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee vaulted sexual harassment into the national dialogue, forever changing the way Americans talk about the topic.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Friday, January 21, 2011
A year ago, the Supreme Court decided on one of the most controversial campaign finance cases in recent history: Citizens United. The Court ruled 5-4 in favor of lifting a ban on corporate spending on political campaigns. Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas were two of the judges who concurred with the opinion of the court. Now, a liberal group, Common Cause, has filed a petition arguing that Scalia and Thomas should be taken off campaign finance cases.
Friday, November 05, 2010
People accusing Barack Obama of being insufficiently “angry” need a Shaft fix. After that, they should get back to evaluating our President as a human being rather than as a stereotype.
Yes, stereotype. How “angry” are people waiting for a United States president to look, and why so much concern about it with this president?