I grew up on the south side of Minneapolis.
My parents were both good, church-going folks. My two sisters and I were raised with solid values; held accountable for our grades and our behavior, and we did a pretty good job of towing the line.
Pictured: Chris Brooks
Back in the day when I was in grammar school, there were not many other races in my classroom; mostly my own fellow African-American classmates.
The idea of "race" may be the most fallacious and dangerous idea in the history of myth and human imagination. In the early 1940s, Dr. Ashley Montagu, the eminent cultural anthropologist at Princeton University, titled his book "Man's Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race." It is a work, which both objectively critiques and morally attacks the false notion of "race" as an indicator of individual ability and cultural achievement.
Her success at the London 2012 Olympics has made Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas and her mother, Natalie Hawkins, famous. With so much talk about her hair and mother's financial situation Gabrielle and Natalie were undoubtedly the most talked about athlete and family of the 2012 competition.