Entries by Ron Powers

Transcript: Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling

I have heard, read, or seen these statements within the last year. What fascinated and concerned me then and continues to fascinate and concern me today is the level, the preponderance, and the consistency of this vitriol. I have come to a singular conclusion: race continues to be a primary way many people construct, deconstruct, and understand meaning in our country today. Race and the role it plays in America’s history continue to impact every individual, everyday.