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To Discriminate or Not To Discriminate
by Roger Smith
Discrimination. One definition is "to make a difference in treatment [of a person] on a basis other than individual merit." Black people know it well. It is something they have to live and deal with everyday of their lives and is based solely on the fact that they are a different color. So, what happens when the people who are being discriminated against are homosexuals?

by Roger Smith
In his book, OREO: A PERSPECTIVE on RACE and MARGINAL MEN and WOMEN, author Charles V. Willie talks about a certain kind of person who is needed to help mend the relationship between black and white people. He defines this person as being marginal, as " who rises above two social or cultural groups, freeing the different groups to work together."

The Importance of Education to Black America and Black History
by Roger Smith
Frederick Douglass, at the twenty-third anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation stated that "Education, the sheet anchor to a society where liberty and justice are secure, is a dangerous thing to society in the presence of injustices and oppressions...." Douglass knew that in order for black people in America to survive, they had to be educated because it was the one area that could make the weak person strong and the black person equal.

Intraracial Division and Black History
by Roger Smith
Racial discrimination is a problem well known to the American society. Its continual presence is a barrier that has prevented the different races of this country from achieving harmony.

White America's Positive Contribution to the Civil Rights Movement
by Roger Smith
"The white man ain't never done nuthin' for me" is the statement you will more than likely hear if you ask many black Americans their opinion of what white America has done for them.

Reconstruction and the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments
by Roger Smith
After the Civil War ended, the United States was far from united. In fact, it was in complete disarray.

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Liver pills turn black man white
A black man who was given tablets for liver disease has won 15,000 (21,382.50 USD) after they turned him white.

S.C. official sues NAACP, white-pride group over rest-stop protests
In the ongoing debate over the Confederate Flag, South Carolina attorney general files lawsuit against National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the white pride group, European-American Unity Rights Organization, for ongoing protests declaring that they violate state and federal laws.
The Associated Press

NAACP Boycott of South Carolina Prompts Counter-Protest
National Association for the Advancement of Colored people plans protest in South Carolina because of the continued presence of the Confederate flag on the grounds of the state capitol.

The story of the Greensboro sit-ins
News and Record staff writer Jim Schlosser takes an indepth look at the sit-in protests in Greensboro, North Carolina.
News and Record

News of Abraham Lincoln's Death
The New York Times reports the death of President Lincoln, providing information that icludes his assassins, the moments leading to his death, and who will be his successor.
New York Times

Confederate flag's last day over South Carolina Capitol
The debate over the Confederate Flag flying atop South Carolina's Capitol building comes to a close as opponents come to a compromise. Though some people, from both sides, are dissatisfied with the decision, many are happy to put the issue behind them.

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Project Race
Project RACE advocates for multiracial children and adults through education, community awareness and legislation. Our main goal is for a multiracial classification on all school, employment, state, federal, local, census and medical forms requiring racial data.

Civil War Trust
The Civil War Preservation Trust was founded to honor the sacrifice of those who participated in the American Civil War, and to educate current and future generations about that sacrifice and the significance of that period of our history.

National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) was opened in 1991 at the site of the Lorraine Motel in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on the human rights movement worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs.

United States Commission on Civil Rights
Bipartisan fact-finding agency of the executive branch offers publications, a meeting calendar, news and information about filing a complaint.

Consumer Information Center: American Flag
Table of Contents, Introduction, History of the Stars and Stripes, An Early Stars and Stripes, The Grand Union Flag, Fifteen Stars and Stripes, Early American Flags, Historical Flags, The Flag Today, Flag Laws and Regulations, Flag Presentation, Folding the Flag, etc.