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Specials of the Month - #2      Specials From Previous Months    

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Person of the Month                             

Patricia Williams    (1951 - )                                                                              

Patricia Williams is an African American professor of law and an author, who was awarded a "genius award" by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2000. She has created a new way of writing and thinking about the law and race that combines personal narrative, theoretical ideas, and information about how race and the law affect things in our society. She writes a regular column for "The Nation" and has written several books, including "The Alchemy of Race and Rights". She has also worked as a professor of women's studies and as a consumer advocate.


Question of the Month

What is one of the best experiences, or best relationships, that you've had so far in your lifetime with a person whose "race" is different from yours? 


Perspective of the Month

All babies, both people of color and white people, are born good. No one is born racist.


Quote of the Month

"An injury or injustice to one, is an injury and injustice to all."   Yuri Kuchiyama (1921-   )


This Month's Self-Quiz (These questions are based mostly on last month's specials.)

  1. Who was Prudence Crandall? When did she live? What did she do?

  2. Fill in the blank: As human beings we are all more _____ than we are different, regardless of the color of our skin.

  3. African American poet and activist Andre Lord said, "When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am _______."

(The answers to these questions can be found on other pages of this web site. For #1 see Anti-Racists". For #2 see "Understanding Racism - Helpful Perspectives". For #3 see last month's "Specials of the Month". Start by going to the Home page and navigating from there. This will help you learn your way around the site.)