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The PYRITE Story: Figting Racism (Part 3 of 3)

For the third and final post on the PYRITE story here, I’m starting off from that final thought of post #2, where I mentioned that a few people have even asked me if the story in Pyrite is still relevant… if we aren’t post-racial now in America… if we haven’t moved on and everything is now “all good?” Granted, all the people who asked me those questions were white (there’s a LOL in there).

Charles Barkley released a book on racism in 2006 that was the fruit of a longtime project of his own. 

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The PYRITE Story: Fighting Racism (Part 2 of 3)

AND THEN THERE’S THE MEDIA… Wrapping up the first part of the story behind Pyrite, I’d just finished recounting the moment at my old junior high, where parents and 8th grade students alike admitted to their fear of Proviso East and the racial barrier sitting…

Proviso East

The PYRITE Story: Fighting Racism (Part 1 of 3)

For PYRITE’s grand finale here, which probably only seems epic to the select few of us who spent untold hours bringing the finished film to fruition, it hit me that the story behind the story really needs a proper re-telling from scratch. After all the…