Thursday, February 21, 2008

A New GI Bill

Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Princeton prof, blogger, and writer for Slate, at BigThink. Stick around to the end, when she promotes the notion of a new GI Bill for African-Americans (and, presumably other minorities), i.e., investments in education, housing, schools, and transportation to benefit the people largely cut out of the postwar middle-class boom because of race.

Smart stuff -- and a surprisingly persuasive frame for thinking about both the history of the civil rights movement and current political issues.

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