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On October 12, 1898, a racialized battle over strikebreaking broke out in the southern Illinois coal mining town of Virden, Illinois. The so-called Battle of Virden demonstrates the ways that employers could so easily manipulate racism and racial division to promote their own interests and how white workers were more than happy to take that […]

White Kids

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On September 12, 2019

Margaret Hagerman’s White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America is simply put one of the best books I have read in years. Hagerman, a sociologist, spent time with element

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In the endless discussions about schooling since too many LGM commenters will not admit that their actions in securing the “best” education, housing, and other privileges are part of a white supremacist system that only replicates inequality for future generations, one thing that constantly gets discussed is the question of what is a “good” school? […]

Warren and Race

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On April 20, 2019

The only way to explain the fact that in the most diverse primary in Democratic Party history, the top 4 candidates are all white men, including 2 who have done absolutely nothing of note, is misogyny

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Race and Drug Discourse

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On April 10, 2019
Once again demonstrating that everything should be written by historians, Donna Murch has a great piece on how we are talking about opioid crisis, especially noting the deep racism underlying it. In March 2018, President Donald Trump delivered a forty-minute speech about the crisis of addiction and overdose in New Hampshire. Standing before a wall tiled […]

Black Cemeteries

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On February 7, 2019

I’m a little behind in my grave posts because I have been trying to get a bunch of other things done. Unlike what people generally believe, I do not find cemeteries interesting at all for themse

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Race and Schools

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On January 4, 2019
I know how much LGM readers hate talking about how their school choices directly lead to reinforcing racism, but the fact is that they do. Noah Berlatsky–who admits the choices he makes for his own children does this very thing, as many of you should do–talks to the sociologist Margaret Hagerman, whose new book White […]
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