Opinion

By The Hoofbeat Staff | February 9. 2018
There is a relatively new historical fiction teen novel entitled The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley. It tells the story of a the rough desegregation of public schools in 1959 Virginia. One of the African Americans chosen to move to the white school, Sarah, held a...
By Imani Skipwith | December 9. 2017
The handshake of two different races. Photo By Karsen Cowan.   A rally in Charlottesville, Virginia took a turn for the worse on August 12th after violence followed the start of counter protests. A rally of Neo-Nazis, who are modern day nazis who agree with the destruction of...
By Kaitlyn Fowler | December 7. 2017
Murrah teacher Sarah Ballard teaching her 10th grade APAC English class. Photo by Kaitlyn Fowler.   A few months ago I walked into the Asthma and Allergy clinic on Lakeland to get my monthly allergy shot. I slid my ID card through the slot and sat down, right as the only other patient in the...
By Kaitlyn Fowler | November 14. 2017
Someone teaching a stranger a secret handshake. Photo by Kaitlyn Fowler   When I was at the International Thespian Society Festival this past summer, Georgia Thespians performed a musical called Memphis. It’s based in Memphis, Tennessee during the emotional turmoil of the civil...
By Kaitlyn Fowler | October 16. 2017
Police talking to a man on the street, car lights still flashing. Photo by Kaitlyn Fowler.   There has been a lot of death recently. Between natural disasters such as Harvey, Irma, Maria, and the massive wildfires, we haven’t had much of a break. I woke up for school the morning of October...
By August Harp | October 6. 2017
A shirt at a protest at the Mississippi State Capital Building. Photo by August Harp.   June 21, 1964: one black man and two white men traveled from Meridian, Mississippi to the community of Longdale to meet congregation members at a church that had been burned  to the ground by a hate...

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