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Remembering Our Sites of Genocide

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On September 19, 2018
Our history is all around us and yet most of us don’t know it because there is no way to know it. Especially for much of our problematic history, there aren’t sites of memorialization or recognition. The U.S. actually does a better job of this than most countries, even if much of it is dominated […]

Genízaros

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On February 16, 2018

One of my hobbyhorses is how frustrating it is that our public discussion of race in this country exists primarily on a black-white binary. At least at one university I know very, very well, diversity

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Native Americans and Housing

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On February 12, 2018
Great Julien Brave NoiseCat article in High Country News about the problems Native Americans face with housing, whether they live in cities (as they often do yet they are ignored in our public and political discussions of urban issues and racial inequality in urban places) or on the reservations. The short of it is that […]
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This is the grave of Pushmataha. Probably born in 1764 in modern-day Mississippi, Pushmataha became a warrior at an early age among the Choctaw and fought in their many wars against their Creek enemies. This was a time of extremely rapid change for the southern tribes, as the deer trade with Europeans that had become […]

Genocide Day

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On October 9, 2017

Another October so it’s another Genocide Day, by which I mean of course the celebration of the genocidal murderer Christopher Columbus running into America like a drunk who stumbles toward his h

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