How Far Have We Come?


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Slate has a fascinating update on the ins and outs of the girls in the famous Little Rock photo.

Here’s a current image from the neighbor upstairs.

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We do have a black president, and many more African Americans have access to education, employment, health care and other necessities. I’m still dismayed when I walk into an airport or a hotel and see that the employees of color are waiting on people, cleaning the restrooms, and carrying bags while the managers are white.

Also from Slate, celebrating Robert E. Lee, the denier of equality for African Americans, on MLK’s birthday.

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There was absolutely no coverage in any of the main stories on the Hartford Courant website as of 6 p.m., but Google put Dr. King’s image in the middle of the “oo.”

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