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Mixed Memories

Is school diversity good for white kids? My white children learned some valuable lessons in public schools with widely diverse students. Their memories are mixed--some treasured, some painful. What they learned is helping them enjoy and prosper in today's United States. Part 2 of a series.

2018-07-18T16:47:49+00:00 July 18th, 2018|General, Living My Century|0 Comments

Is School Diversity Good for White Kids?

Parents protect their children, always wary in the face of actual danger and possible harm. A major barrier to greater school diversity, to real integration of public schools, has been the fear of white parents that such diversity would harm the education of their children. Does it? Or is it good for them? I consulted a couple of experts: my kids.

2018-07-12T21:13:53+00:00 July 12th, 2018|General, Living My Century|6 Comments

Greening the Urban Wasteland

For generations, cities have sprung up where farmers once grew food. Now, in a few places, urban farms are springing up in those cities—growing food on land that’s abandoned or even polluted. Is it a micro-movement, or the start of a wide-reaching change?

2018-04-24T20:06:14+00:00 April 24th, 2018|General|0 Comments