THIS MONTH at the SALON: Sept '08

Democracy: A Steady, Loving Confrontation
This short focuses on the viability of Barak Obama's candidacy in the upcoming election. The product of a two-week-long venture into the Black Belt South, seven university students under the guidance of instructor Jen Saffron and facilitator Monica Cwynar interviewed over thirty Civil Rights activists who, through their oral histories, have passed on their legacies and invaluable lessons of tolerance and equality. It was a Top 10 finalist in the Cinemocracy national video competition, where democracy-themed shorts were selected to be screened at the Democratic National Convention in August.

plus, an excerpt from the PBS series:
Race: The Power of an Illusion
We all know that people look different. Anyone can tell a Czech from a Chinese. But are these differences racial? What does race mean? Find the answers to these and other questions by exploring different interactivities within this site. There's less--and more--to race than meets the eye.

Friday, Sept. 5

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