Amazing, disturbing piece on the Little Rock nine from Vanity fair. The sadness of that girl's subsequent life, in stark contrast to the usual story we get--music swelling to a crescendo as the nine march past the guards, and then fade to black--is awful to bear.
Update I just deleted all the comments on this thread. Normally, I'd leave notes, but I assume everyone involved knows exactly why they were deleted. Frankly, I don't even know what to begin to say to the people who turned a discussion of Jim Crow into a rant about how black people are Destroying Our Schools.