links for 2009-07-04
One of the colleges at my graduate school seems to be in some hot water. Racism within the Graduate Theological Union is pretty much an everyday occurrence.
"The American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW), located in Berkeley, has a rich history in theology dating as far back as its founding in 1871. However, lately, the institution is receiving attention in the community due to charges of racism that are being raised by students.
Students are charging that ABSW, one of nine charter institutions of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, has been driving out highly qualified and well-respected racial-ethnic professors. Further, students say that when they asked to meet with the administration to discuss their concerns, their requests were denied."
"In recognition of the Forth of July, I’m posting the following poem by the great revolutionary African American poet, Langston Hughes, “Let America Be America Again”."
"Honduras, one of the poorest nations in the region, has long been divided along the same class lines that characterize most of Latin America. The elite have historically had a tight grip on the political scene, but Zelaya vowed to empower the poor, raising salaries and supporting single mothers. "He is the only person generating change in this country," says Angel Castro, a hospital administrator in Tegucigalpa."