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Suck It Racists

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On November 7, 2017
Ed Gillespie can die in a fire. NBC calls #VAGOV for Ralph Northam. Looking like solid win tonight for VA Dems across the board. — Daily Kos Elections (@DKElections) November 8, 2017 Democrats are looking to make huge gains in the House of Delegates too. The wave of Republican retirements in the next two weeks […]
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The Child Labor Party

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On January 25, 2017
Above: The Dream of the Republican Party Virginia Republicans double down on their commitment to child labor at the same time that it moves the official policy of the national GOP: In an unrecorded party-line vote, House Republicans killed a bill Tuesday evening that would have cracked down on child labor at tobacco farms in […]
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Alan Taylor’s Pulitzer Prize winning history of slavery in Virginia during the American Revolution and Early Republic is truly outstanding. The American Revolution created a rhetoric of equality that contributed to emancipation in the North but in the South and especially in Virginia, where so many of the Founding Fathers originated, it created a society […]
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Reverse Busing

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On August 24, 2014
We all know how much white conservatives opposed school busing. The most famous case was in Boston, when Louise Day Hicks became famous saving south Boston from the horrors of white kids going to school with black kids. So it was a strong principle for them, right? Busing is bad. Well, L.D. Burnett shows us […]
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