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Books Bring Awareness

by Wendy Millstine I come from a long line of excellent storytellers in my family, so books and writers have always been a passion for me, since I was very young. By the time I reached high school, I became most attracted to dissident writers or stories that offered warnings …

The Question Of Race

By Z A few years ago my son who is non-white was sitting in his car on a side street not far from our home making a phone call on his cell phone.  This was in the early days of cell phones and coverage was sketchy so finding the perfect …

Ancestral Land Claims

by Judy Helfand My friend offered to do some genealogy research for me. I already had a fairly extensive genealogy and history of my father’s side, the Jewish side. My paternal grandmother and grandfather emigrated to Canada and the US in the late 1800s and early 1900s. I suspected some …

The Color of Law: Review

by Judy Helfand Seeing a recommendation for The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, on the Racial Justice Allies Facebook page, I reserved it at the library, wanting to keep up with recent writing on institutionalized racism in the U.S. When I picked up the book I saw the subtitle—A …