Professor explores racial movements

first_imgIs there a difference between the civil rights movement and the Black Lives Matter movement? Is it one intergenerational movement? These are the questions students gathered to answer in a roundtable discussion Thursday in LaFortune Student Center.The conversation, part of a Black History Month discussion series, was sponsored by Multicultural Peace, Equality and Community (MPEC), according to a University press release. There will be a discussion every Thursday of February, with the concluding lecture slated to occur Feb. 25.Stuart Greene, associate professor of English with a joint appointment in the department of Africana Studies, moderated the discussion. He began by challenging students to identify similarities and differences between photographs from 1967 protests in Montgomery, Alabama, and the 2015 protests in Ferguson, Missouri.“This is the kind of imagery that tells us that things haven’t really changed — things are the same,” Greene said. “What do these similarities say about the nation’s ‘progress’ towards eliminating racial violence? We gasp at the similarities. Here we are, 50 years later, and we’re still asking, ‘When did the police become so militarized?’ and the answer is, ‘About 50 years ago.’”Greene said it is impossible to separate the civil rights movement from the Black Lives Matter movement, explaining there is no definite end to the movement.“This has always been a human rights movement, [and that] is what I think makes this a continuous movement,” Greene said. “Calling it a civil rights movement actually limits what people are struggling with. If we only think about civil rights legislation and key leaders, we ignore what people are struggling for — human dignity and the ability to own spaces.“It’s hard in some ways to think the movement ended in 1968. Whether you end the movement with the death of King or the demise of the Panthers, the struggle never ended. I don’t see when the movement stopped — it’s impossible to delineate where the civil rights movement ended and where the Black Lives Matter began.”According to Greene, it is important to understand the way activism exists within material, discursive and social spaces. These spaces contribute to creating movements that challenge how power operates in law, institutions and media, Greene said.“The movement was a series of movements in different parts of the country with different goals,” Greene said. “Is the goal integration? That is the goal the NAACP took up. Is the goal about work? We forget that the March on Washington was a march about work.“It’s a response to any gains that black people get. You see that most acutely in different periods of time.”The main struggle of the movement revolves around the disparity of opportunity, childhood poverty, mass incarceration and police brutality in America, Greene said.“Jim Crowe now manifests himself in the mass incarceration of black men,” Greene said. “We see the ways in which protest can be criminalized. Most of those marching [in Birmingham] were youths — they were peaceful. Martin Luther King was simply arrested for peaceful protests. … Most of the adults at this time refused to participate in protest, because it was a threat to their lives and their livelihoods.”According to Greene, it would be more apt to call the civil rights movement a “human rights movement.” Many think America is a police state that denies African-Americans basic rights and thus, unlike the civil rights movement, which moved through law or policy, the Black Lives Matter movement is an outcry for dignity and for opportunity, he said.“We miss the point if we call the movement between 1948 and 1968 the civil rights movement when it was a struggle for larger issues,” Greene said. “I think the larger issue is, ‘Why is being black in this country a transgression?’”Tags: Africana Studies, Black lives matter, Civil Rights Movement, Stuart Greenelast_img read more

Tactic talk

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s easy to talk tactics. Everyone has ideas and opinions. I see it often as I facilitate strategic planning sessions. What’s difficult is addressing the elephant in the room and talking about the real challenges that are keeping you from success.Instead of these questions:Should we be using Facebook more (or less)? What about the billboards we did a few years ago, should we do those again? Do we need to upgrade our copier? Does the carpet at the branch need to be replaced?We should be asking these questions:Are we really clear, as a board and leadership team, about how we are creating value in the marketplace? Can we articulate the few things the organization needs to do better than anyone else in order to deliver on that value proposition (aside from rate and service?) Are we investing enough resources in those areas, and do they fit with most of the products and services we sell? continue reading »last_img read more

CJ Cup in South Korea moving to Shadow Creek in Las Vegas

first_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 25th August, 2020 06:48 IST CJ Cup In South Korea Moving To Shadow Creek In Las Vegas The CJ Cup in South Korea will be played this year at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, a move that allows the PGA Tour to stage most of its Asia swing amid the coronavirus pandemic and attract top players who might not otherwise have left the country FOLLOW US First Published: 25th August, 2020 06:48 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENTcenter_img The CJ Cup in South Korea will be played this year at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, a move that allows the PGA Tour to stage most of its Asia swing amid the coronavirus pandemic and attract top players who might not otherwise have left the country.The tournament will be called the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek, instead of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, the course on Jeju Island, South Korea, where it had been played the previous three years. Justin Thomas is the defending champion, having also won the inaugural year. Brooks Koepka won in 2018.The move also gives the PGA Tour another doubleheader in the same city. The tournament will be Oct. 15-18, one week after the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. The tour in July played consecutive tournaments at Muirfield Village in Ohio.Shadow Creek is a private club north of Las Vegas that previously was televised two years ago on Thanksgiving weekend when Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson played a pay-per-view exhibition, which Mickelson won to claim the $9 million winner-take-all prize.The Associated Press first reported the developments in the Asia swing last month, and the PGA Tour is still working out details on the possibility of the Zozo Championship in Japan moving to the West Coast for this year. Two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, would be the course. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. That would be the week after the CJ Cup.Woods is the defending champion of the Japan event and a five-time winner at Sherwood when his World Challenge was played there.By working with CJ Group and Zozo, the tour has managed to keep together a lucrative part of its fall schedule and provide big tournaments just a few weeks before the Masters, which was moved from April to November this year because of the pandemic.“The PGA is truly appreciative of CJ Group’s commitment to bring the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek to the United States this October,” said Ty Votaw, the tour’s executive vice president of international operations. “While our players have always looked forward to visiting Korea, the current circumstances provided this new opportunity to bring the event to Las Vegas, which will also provide brand exposure and awareness to the viewing audience in the United States and around the globe.”Ethan Kim, sports marketing director of CJ Group, said the tournament would return to South Korea in 2021.The CJ Cup has a 78-man field that features the highest-ranked South Korean from the Asian Tour money list, up to five players designated by the Korean PGA and the top three South Korean players available from the world ranking as part of CJ Group’s desire to help develop golf in South Korea. The rest of the field comes from the FedEx Cup standings, and there has been no shortage of top players who have gone to Jeju Island the last three years.Thomas said it has become one of his favorites. It helps that he won twice.“It’s unfortunate that we won’t be able to travel to Korea for this year’s event, but it is fantastic that we will still be able to shine a light on CJ Group through the tournament at a venue like Shadow Creek,” Thomas aid.The third event in the Asia Swing is the HSBC Champions in Shanghai, part of the World Golf Championships. That event is likely to be canceled this year in light of China banning all sporting events the rest of the year except those connected to the 2022 Olympic games in Beijing.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News Written By LIVE TVlast_img read more