Author: Erik Loomis

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Your read of the day is this story of a 16 year old girl whose family was deported from Ann Arbor to Toluca, Mexico. What does she do? How does she adapt? The answer–it’s hard and it’s terrible. This is ethnic cleansing. The first way to stop it is to defeat the white supremacist party […]
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On April 6, 1712, a group of slaves gathered in Manhattan, setting fire to a building on Maiden Lane, near Broadway. When whites gathered to put out the fire, the slaves attacked with hatchets, guns, and swords. This brief incident of violence as the New York Slave Revolt of 1712, one of the earliest slave […]
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As Simon mentioned awhile ago, he is Time’s correspondent in Memphis for the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. His first post is up. He’s unable to link it to LGM right now because he’s so busy. So he asked me to do so. He also increasingly argued that the nation’s […]
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Now that Easter is over, we no longer have to see the single worst candy in human history. That is of course Peeps. Now, I understand that candy corn and elephant peanuts exist, but I stand by this claim. Peeps are horrible. The company that makes them is evidently channeling their terrible candy quality into […]
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