When Reality Contradicts the Fictional Novel We Long Believed (Or At Least We Were Taught to Believe)

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Lord of the Flies was written by Sir William Golding and published in 1954, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1984. (1) What was the basis for the book? (2) How does it affect systemic racism? (3) How a 1965 true story contradicts Golding’s thesis. … Read more When Reality Contradicts the Fictional Novel We Long Believed (Or At Least We Were Taught to Believe)

When Juvenile Crimes Mean Decades of Incarceration Part 1 of 4: Historic Background

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest minds in American history, was born into slavery in the early 1800s. Douglass would live to see the Civil War, Emancipation, Black men getting the right to vote with the 15th amendment, and the beginning of the terrors and humiliations of … Read more When Juvenile Crimes Mean Decades of Incarceration Part 1 of 4: Historic Background