Saturday, July 22, 2006

Separate and Unequal

This morning I was checking out online clips of The Colbert Report (what you do when you don't have cable!) and saw an interview with Tom Brokaw. Tom was talking about his new documentary called Separate and Unequal. He has gone to Jackson, Mississippi to see how things have changed for African Americans four decades after the Civil Rights Movement. I grew up about 5 miles from Jackson in Clinton and this is all too familiar. I'm guessing that the conclusion of the documentary will be that not much has changed.
The documentary airs on Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 pm Eastern on NBC.

2 comments:

sabbath day's journey said...

Thanks for mentioning this; I'll definitely check it out (I don't have cable, either!). This is a great blog, by the way. Diggin' what you're about.

Peace,
Michele

jkoch said...

jen,
very interesting. a little bit frustrating, but unfortunately true about jackson (and other places in the south). this is what i wonder-why don't we ever hear much positive about white folks in the south who want and work towards racial reconciliation? maybe the racial tensions overshadow, but there are folks who are still hopeful.
my father lives in jackson. in a condo on the "ross barnett" reservoir. from your link, i learned that ross barnett was a segregationist and once governor. then i realized...wait a minute, these people named a highly used body of water after a segregationist! it goes downhill from here.