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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 themselves. It’s not out of some interest in them that I go. What I am interested in is finding ways […]

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

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This is the grave of Jack Johnson. Born in 1878 in Galveston, Texas, Jack Johnson was the greatest challenge to white manhood in the Gilded Age. He left school as a teen, wandered around a bit, ended up in Dallas, and found work as a carriage painter. The boss there was big into boxing and […]
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I continue to reject the idea that environmental issues are somehow different than other social justice issues and that the working class and environmentalism are irreconcilable enemies. That’s because environmental issues are issues of power and justice and thus workers suffer more than the rich and people of color suffer more than whites. That includes […]
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One thing that is interesting in the United States right now is that unlike ever before in our history, at least nearly everyone left of center is willing to deal in some way with our unsavory history. Sometimes this manifests itself in radical action, such as vandalizing monuments to treason in defense of slavery. But […]

Suffrage and Race

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On July 29, 2018

The story of how white suffrage activists went full racist in the late 19th century in their demands for the right to vote is well-known among American historians. But as we reach the centennial of th

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