Gimbling in the Wabe – The Word’s the Thing…

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Recently, I read an article on Slate about how they were no longer going to refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins.  In the article, Slate‘s editor David Plotz stated, Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok. It reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible [….]

Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy by Jules Tygiel

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Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy Jules Tygiel  Oxford University Press, 1983  ISBN 0-19-503300-0 In 1987, the Minnesota Twins won the World Series.  During that pennant fever, I jumped on baseball’s bandwagon and never jumped off.  I have deep seated memories of the sport from my youth:  listening to the St. Louis Cardinals [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: Review – March With Me by Rosalie T. Turner

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In celebration of Black History Month, we are honored to feature works by and/or about the civil rights movement and those writers and characters who have sacrificed more than their hearts and lives in the name of racial equality. Equality, in all facets, is not wholly complete and it is a struggle that will only [….]