In a quest to eradicate racism in America, Bethany College has removed late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s name from its health center building. And a student at Marshall University has a petition calling for the removal of his name from the school’s science building. These nihilistic efforts de…

This week, the streaming service HBO Max temporarily removed “Gone With the Wind” from its catalogue. Fear not: It will be back soon, with some sort of contextualizing note about the history of slavery and oppression in the American South.

On the occasion of Martin Luther King’s birthday in 2016, I took the Harvard University online test to assess racial prejudice. My junior English class was studying Huckleberry Finn and discussions of race were naturally part of the unit. It’s a very nerve-wracking test where you put your tw…

Funerals for Thursday, July 2, 2020

Adkins, Anne - 6 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Morton, Freda - 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Nunn, Terry - 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Olive, Rex - 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Reynolds, George - 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Rhodes, Ella - 4 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Rose, Carol - 10 a.m., Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Waldron, Helen - 1 p.m., Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek.

Wibberg, David - 11 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston.