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Friday, May 4, 2007

LR hits Page One of the Times

Posted By on Fri, May 4, 2007 at 3:42 PM

As expected, the current racially tinged school woes in Little Rock -- neatly dovetailed with the 50th anniversary of the 1957 school crisis -- have made Page One of the Sunday New York Times, arguably the most influential news placement in the U.S, if not the world.

It guarantees followup examinations by TV networks and other newspapers as time goes on. More good publicity for Little Rock. But better that we face facts than try to observe the 50th anniversary as some sort of celebration. Progress here is undeniable. So is the vast distance yet to travel.

Read the story here.

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The article touches on a topic that has had some circulation within Little Rock, if not the local media. It's a piece by Brandon Love (pictured) current student body president at historic Central High School. He's written of the perception that there are two Centrals, unofficial but very real in the eyes of many. That is the mostly white Advanced Placement courses and regular courses more heavily populated by black students. He's written too about still not-perfect race relations.

The Arkansas Times has interviewed Brandon and will be running his opinion piece and the school's response soon, perhaps in next week's paper.

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