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This story about the racial makeup of top Democratic staffers in the Senate is more than a little dismaying: “They are all so phony,” the staffer told me. “Every time I hear any of the Democratic senators, including my own boss, talk about diversity, I cringe, because it’s all one big lie. That they’ve been […]
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Exhibit A: Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five of their followers, charged in the armed takeover of a federally owned Oregon wildlife sanctuary in January, were acquitted Thursday of federal conspiracy and weapons charges. The verdict brings to a close a case that gripped the nation earlier this year with its public debate about government […]
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Interesting essay on the connections between recent Black Lives Matter protests that block freeways and the long-term relationship between transportation networks and race. Transportation, however, has long been central to the black civil rights movement, with the Selma march, the Freedom Rides, and Rosa Parks’s appeal to equal rights on public buses. Fifty years ago […]

Racial Unity?

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On July 16, 2016

Stacey Patton convincingly argues that Hillary Clinton speech about racial unity was wrongheaded. Beyond that, Clinton’s call for everyone to “do the work” to unite against hatred overlooks the

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Fifty Years of Black Power

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On June 18, 2016
Fifty years ago this month, the term “Black Power” became known to Americans as the participants in the March Against Fear picked it up as their slogan. N.D.B. Connolly, whose book you should read, discusses both its implications for today and then goes onto criticize how historians of radical African-Americans have gone far to undermine […]
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