Tag: Slavery

Confederate plaque stirs up controversy in West Virginia

Photo courtesy of Gilbert Gaul, Wikipedia A civil war plaque hanging in a courthouse that lists former Confederate soldiers has caused conflict among residents in Jefferson County, West Virginia. After a small group of African-American women sent a letter to the county commission demanding to have the plaque removed, voters […]

Racism Still An Issue, Fight against Social Inequalities Must Go On

Photo Courtesy of Light Brigading, Flickr Creative Commons I recently attended the Conversations on Race discussion series cosponsored by the Women’s Center and Civic and Community Engagement Center. While the event offered me the experience to sit with intelligent people to reflect on students’ perceptions of racism on campus, what […]