Black group, KKK hold separate rallies at South Carolina Statehouse

Jul 19, 2015

Black group, KKK hold separate rallies at South Carolina Statehouse

Hundreds of people taunted each other on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse during separate rallies staged by two groups from outside the state. Black Educators for Justice, based in Jacksonville, Florida, held its rally Saturday on the north side of the Statehouse, ...

Jul 15, 2015

New Zealand opposition embroiled in racism row

New Zealand’s main opposition Labour Party denied allegations of racism Wednesday after blaming Chinese investors for pushing up prices in Auckland’s red-hot property market. Amid concerns that houses are becoming unattainable in New Zealand’s largest city, Labour released data over the weekend purporting to ...

Harper Lee's new novel is a story of lost innocence

Jul 12, 2015

Harper Lee's new novel is a story of lost innocence

Like her classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Harper Lee novel coming out Tuesday is a coming of age story. And not just for Scout Finch. “Go Set a Watchman” is set in the famous fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the mid-1950s, 20 ...

'Mockingbird' sequel presents an unsaintly Atticus Finch

Jul 11, 2015

'Mockingbird' sequel presents an unsaintly Atticus Finch

Harper Lee’s new novel offers an unexpected and startling take on an American literary saint, Atticus Finch. “Go Set a Watchman” is set in the 1950s, 20 years after Lee’s celebrated “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and finds Atticus hostile to the growing civil rights ...