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Cancel Culture

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On August 11, 2020
As Keri Leigh Merritt and Chris Richardson point out, the real American cancel culture has been and continues to be white supremacy. Yet just as these biracial governments began to enact real change in the region, former slaveholders and their sons, increasingly aided by other Whites, began torturing and lynching Republicans, both Black and White, […]
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The U.S. most certainly has a lot of problematic statues. But so does Latin America and that reflects the history of racism and genocide just as profound there as here. Moreover, the cultural politics over these things are also rife with dissension. After all, Jair Bolsonaro is president of Brazil largely for the same reasons […]

Our Fragile Past

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On January 31, 2020

The fight to protect our past, in terms of having archives and preserving places, is a tenuous and hard one. It doesn’t get better when the Trump administration decides to close the National Arc

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There is no bottom. Trump rejects Native American Heritage Month, proclaims November “National American History and Founders Month.” https://t.co/ZnBGIaUcXj — Simon Moya-Smith (@SimonMoyaSmith) November 5, 2019 For an administration pretty committed to genocide, this makes sense in terms of stating their priorities. Last week, President Trump declared November as “National American History and Founders Month,” […]
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