OPINION: Why America doesn't like Mitt Romney
August 14th, 2012
04:11 PM ET

OPINION: Why America doesn't like Mitt Romney

(CNN) - The latest CNN/ORC International Poll found that 48 percent of Americans view Mitt Romney unfavorably. CNN Contributor LZ Granderson says Mitt Romney's unpopularity stems from his sense of entitlement and disregard for others.

[0:23] "Romney's been unable to get much likability traction since announcing his first run at the White House five years ago. For a sex scandal-free politician, that's got to be a bit perplexing."

[2:20] "In his mind, the world is full of bus drivers and honor roll students and the two are independent of each other. What rubs so many people the wrong way is Romney's inability to see that society is interdependent."

Read more of LZ Granderson's columns at CNN Opinion.

August 14th, 2012
10:18 AM ET

Saving Rosenwald's Schools

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

Cassville, Georgia (CNN) - Tuesday through Saturday Marian Coleman goes to work at her old elementary school. Her husband jokes she's there more often than she's at home.

Coleman serves as the curator for the Nobel-Hill Wheeler Memorial Center. It's a modest museum in a restored 1920s-era building that served as an educational oasis for African-American students during segregation. After integration, the building sat empty and in disrepair until the community raised funds to restore it and create a museum:

[:41] "It's part of our history so we can look back and see where we came from really and see how far we've progressed," Coleman says.



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