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Well, at least something good happened today. A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that has represented Virginia in the U.S. Capitol for 111 years has been removed. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement that workers removed the statue from the National Statuary Hall Collection early Monday morning. Northam had requested the […]
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I don’t think this is the first time I’ve linked to an article about just how horribly Ken Burns’ The Civil War has aged, since he chose to make good ol’ Shelby “Nathan Bedford Forrest is my hero” Foote the star of the series. But it’s good to revisit this when we can. One of […]

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 i

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The Real Confederacy

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On July 15, 2020
It doesn’t really need to be repeated here I suppose. But it is always worth remembering that all the myths about the Confederacy being this anti-capitalist state is trash and a particularly rancid form of garbage that remained quite salient with the anti-capitalist left well into the 1980s and has occasionally come up in comments […]
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New Mexico’s race relations are fascinating and unique. I wrote a piece here back in 2015 laying this out. So I’ll just quote from that to begin. Race and history in New Mexico are contested in a way unique to the United States. This has to do with discrete historical events that took place in […]
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