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White Southern Elite Power

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On July 20, 2018
The historian Keri Leigh Merritt has an essay in The Bitter Southerner, always a good site to read, that discusses the ways that elite whites used power over poor whites to ensure that they did not unite with African-Americans in the immediately pre-Civil War period. This is an interesting thing to consider in tandem with […]
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As I’ve stated before, I thought Tammy Duckworth’s shot at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the growing left of the Democratic Party that socialism might work in New York but can’t in the Midwest, was misguided, not only because it is unnecessary but because it is bad political strategy even in its own region. Because of the […]

Black in America

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On April 19, 2018

Every single reader of this blog should read this amazing conversation about being black in public spaces. Jamelle Bouie, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Gene Demby, and Aisha Harris get at the heart of what

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Black in America

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On April 16, 2018
Q: Why do black babies and black mothers die at rates far higher than white babies and white mothers? A: Because black lives do not matter to white people. From 1915 through the 1990s, amid vast improvements in hygiene, nutrition, living conditions and health care, the number of babies of all races who died in […]
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Baldwin

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On December 2, 2017
The influence of James Baldwin over American thought has grown significantly in recent years. Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of his death and this Brandon Tensley essay about him is worth your time. Thirty years after Baldwin’s death, though, America has found itself in a Baldwin renaissance. This resurfacing of Baldwin is ubiquitous, from journalist […]
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