The new Jim Crow

Jarvious Cotton’s great-great-grandfather could not vote as a slave. His great-grandfather was beaten to death by the Klu Klux Klan for attempting to vote. His grandfather was prevented from voting by Klan intimidation; his father was barred by poll taxes and literacy tests. Today, Cotton cannot vote because he, like many black men in the United States, has been labeled a felon and is currently on parole.As the United States celebrates the nation’s «triumph over race» with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status–much like their grandparents before them. In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community–and all of us–to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Jim_Crow

101 obras maestras. Ciencia y arte en los museos y bibliotecas de Madrid


Te invitamos a pasear por Madrid para conocer o redescubrir 101 obras que son testimonio de cómo la ciencia y el arte, disciplinas aparentemente distantes, caminaron —y aún lo hacen— de la mano. Encuentra estas obras maestras dispersas por las muchas instituciones culturales de esta comunidad, y prepárate para leer en ellas las historias que tienen que contarte. No dudes de que en tu recorrido cruzarás caminos a veces imprevistos.


http://www.101obrasmaestras.com

Penélope


Un paso adiante i outro atrás, Galiza,
i a tea dos teus sonos non se move. 
A espranza nos teus ollos se esperguiza.  
Aran os bois  e chove.
Un bruar de navíos moi lonxanos  
che estrolla o sono mol como unha uva.
Pro ti envólveste en sabas de mil anos,  
i en sonos volves a escoitar a chuva.
Traguerán os camiños algún día
a xente que levaron. Deus é o mesmo.
Suco vai, suco vén, Xesús María!,
e toda a cousa ha de pagar seu desmo.   
Desorballando os prados
coma sono,  
o Tempo vai de Parga a Pastoriza.
Vaise enterrando, suco a suco, o Outono.
Un paso adiante i outro atrás, Galiza!


Nimbos, Xosé María Díaz Castro, 1961 https://www.ogalego.eu/exercicios_de_lingua/lit/diazcastro/penelope.html