A picture and a thousand words

By Megan McArdle

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.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2007/09/a-picture-and-a-thousand-words/2018/