Tag Archives: racism

Karin Slaughter’s Cop Town: Overcoming Stereotypes & Struggles (Book Review)

Karin Slaughter’s first standalone novel takes us to 1974 Atlanta, a city divided by race, gender, and sexuality. Our guides to the city are newbie cop Kate Murphy, struggling through her first week on the job, and second-year Maggie Lawson, … Continue reading

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Fruitvale Station: The Ghosts Of The Past (Movie Review)

On January 1, 2009, a twenty-two-year-old man named Oscar Grant III died after been shot by BART officers in Oakland, California’s Fruitvale Station, part of the public transportation system. An ex-con, an ex-gang member, and an ex-drug user, Grant appears … Continue reading

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My Secondhand Story (A Mustard Seed Musing)

This isn’t my experience, but that of a friend, and with permission, I share it here with you. My friend was born poor. His father had a job as a handyman, getting by but never really thriving. When his mother … Continue reading

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