‘Dirty Harry’ Tackles Prejudice

If you’ve seen ads for Clint Eastwood’s latest release, Gran Torino, but haven’t seen the film yet, you’re probably under the same impression that I was under. The previews are misleading. What looks like an intense drama about racial conflict is actually so much more … and so much better. Audiences will not be disappointed.
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The NAACP Century

The NAACP Century

NAACP cofounder and civil rights author and activist W.E.B. Du Bois in 1918.

With the bicentennials of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin the subject of numerous conferences, articles, and television shows this month, we also should remember another important commemoration in 2009: the centennial of the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The Association celebrated its centennial this week. And next year is the centennial of its magazine, The Crisis.

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