Who has the right to speak for a community?

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Letter to the Local Police

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Reading

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June Jordan was a New York City-based writer, teacher, and civil rights activist whose novel, His Own Where, was a finalist for the National Book Award. “Letter to the Local…

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Untitled (Obama’s Inauguration Speech)

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Image

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Charles Ommanney is a photographer for the national magazine, Newsweek. Ommaney is most widely known for chronicling President George W. Bush's time in the White House and for following President…

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The Talented Tenth: Memorial Address

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Reading

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In this 1903 speech, progressive for its time, Du Bois calls for leadership from the exceptional members of the black community--the "talented tenth"--and instructs these chosen ones on how to…

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Nickel and Dimed

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Reading

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In her New York Times best-selling book, Nickel and Dimed (2001), journalist and activist Barbara Ehrenrich moves from Florida to Maine to Minnesota to explore “low-wage America,” working for poverty-level…