Why We Must Talk About Race Now — More Than Ever Before

by Carmen Van Kerckhove (Originally published at the Racialicious blog) Just one day after Barack Obama’s historic victory, a giddy New York Times declared that his success at the polls was “sweeping away the last racial barrier in American politics with ease.” With ease? This statement contradicts the tightrope Obama had to walk throughout the

The Stealth of Music

by Zettler Clay I am reading a book now entitled The Secret Power of Music by David Tame. Its premise is that music influences virtually every physical, intellectual and emotional process. Harmonious music makes a plant grow faster, dissonant music stunts and kills it. In fact, music can even change chromosomes. Peaceful cultures listen to