3 Interruptions: Music and Art



Summer in the South Bronx






Jonathan Kozol, Jewish educator and activist, author of Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation




NPR feature on the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan report.

And go here for the Moynihan Revisited project, a forum and outstanding website dedicated to researching the state of the question of black family life and related issues today.



Photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Chicago, Illinois, recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Photography (2009).





Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, San Antonio, Texas, founder of U.S. Latino Theology, author of The Future is Metizo: Life Where Cultures Meet, and Guadalupe: Mother of the New Creation. On overcoming the fear of difference.





Malcolm X, by Ernest Shaw, with other artists from the Black Male Identity Project, Baltimore, Maryland







“Trouble the Water” (Zeitgeist, 2009), documents the tale of two self-described street hustlers from the Ninth Ward who survive Hurricane Katrina and seize a chance for a new beginning.




“Race, Politics and Broken Levees”: NPR Interview with Spike Lee on his film “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts” (2006)





If These Walls Could Talk, a remarkable study of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program by Fordham University theologian Maureen O’Connell.




Additional Resources for Chapter 3


“Brothers and Sisters to Us,” USCCB Pastoral Letter on Racism (1979).

And other related documents on racism.



Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ, executive director of Hopeworks ‘N Camden., which partners with young people in the inner city to help them “to heal and thrive in the midst of poverty and violence.” America magazine profiles the organization here, and selection of Fr. Jeff’s blog posts can be read here.




Review of Fr. Bryan Massingale’s Racial Justice and the Catholic Church.


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