South Carolina debuts a new model for bridging racial divides - Black Politics on the Web


In this rural outpost, a pair of statues collectively called "Reconciliation" celebrate two natives and their heritage, Jewish financier and presidential adviser Bernard Baruch and African-American baseball legend Larry Doby.

The town library features a bronze figurine of an African-American boy reading a Langston Hughes poem. And the police chief tells his officers they should acknowledge, in everyday conversations with black residents, policing's legacy of racism - and find ways to apologize.

And yet even here in Camden, a town of 7,000 with a history of acceptance and openness, African-American resident Jacqueline Greene-Stuckey recalls a small white child pointing at her in the grocery store and asking, "Mommy, mommy is that the (n-word)?"... (Christian Science Monitor)

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