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The historian Lawrence Glickman has a great essay that very strongly makes the case that white backlash is a defining feature of American history: There was, then, nothing particularly novel about the constituent elements of white backlash to the civil-rights movement: its smoldering resentment, its belief that the movement was proceeding “too fast,” its demands […]
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The 49ers

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On February 2, 2020
Is the Kansas City Chiefs an offensive name? Yes, albeit not quite as horrifying as the Washington Redskins. But is the San Francisco 49ers really much better? No, since the Gold Rush and the following years was a massive exercise in genocide and racial violence: The conditions in the mining camp were rough and crude. […]

She’s Running

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On December 7, 2019

Nikki Haley is an utterly detestable human being. And she’s obviously running for the Republican nomination in 2024. As such, there’s going to be a lot more of this. Nikki Haley says the C

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More Thanksgiving Fun

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On November 22, 2019
My war on Thanksgiving continues. Not only is it a war against inferior meats, though it is very much that, and not only is it a war against people who don’t want to discuss the holiday’s genocidal roots, but it’s also a war against family compromises at dinner. Jenn Jackson, the outstanding Teen Vogue columnist, […]
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I have not yet covered the Elaine Massacre in the This Day in Labor History series, but it’s on the list. It’s 100th anniversary was yesterday. 1919 was an atrocious year in American history, one marked by massive racial violence, lynchings of both people of color coming off of trains from World War I in […]
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