When we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it’s tempting (particularly for the privileged, who don’t deal with the prejudice people of color face on a daily basis) to forget that true equality is still a goal to be striven for. But, as long as the college graduation rate of African American students is significantly lower than that of white students, as long as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is raked across the coals for “prejudice” (when all she did was have the decency to admit that one’s personal background will necessarily define one’s worldview), as long Tea Party members in Tennessee are advocating for significant changes in public school curriculum so that “[N]o portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership,” we, as a nation, clearly still have a long way to go. Read More Who are the Civil Rights Activists of Today?
A few years ago I realized that I could name more Duggar children than members of the Supreme Court. I decided to change that and tried to do some research on the history of the SCOTUS, but it didn’t take long before I was bored and moved on to other pursuits. But, with the SCOTUS being back in session I thought it might be time to take a closer look at the women on the Supreme Court. Read More Women of the Supreme Court