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This is both disturbing and something that fits squarely into the history of America’s racist system of incarceration. Several legal advocacy groups on Monday filed a whistleblower complaint on behalf of a nurse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center documenting “jarring medical neglect” within the facility, including a refusal to test detainees […]

The Texas Rangers

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On August 15, 2020

The Texas Rangers have a history as racist as any organization in the country. That a baseball team is named after them and that they are still around today is a problem that very much needs to be sol

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How White Supremacy Operates

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On August 3, 2020
It’s hard to imagine a more textbook example of how white supremacy operates in the U.S. than this. Lake Solitude it was not. For years, the 35-acre picturesque lake, waterfall and century-old dam had been an unspoiled treasure for local residents, but through the power of social media, the secret got out. People began pouring […]

The Mellon Legacy

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On July 13, 2020

This morning, I put up my long-awaited grave post on Andrew Mellon. In comments, people mentioned his loathsome descendant Richard Mellon Scaife. Good point. There’s a grave that needs visiting.

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What To Do About Jefferson

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On July 11, 2020
As we deal with our racist past and the white supremacist statues across the country, things start getting difficult when we move beyond those who have obvious consensus as horrible people, such as traitors in defense of slavery. One of those is Thomas Jefferson. This is a man who wrote the Declaration of Independence, founded […]
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Good essay by the historian Tiffany Florvil on discrimination against Black people in Europe. From Bristol, England to Copenhagen, Denmark and from Munich, Germany to Antwerp, Belgium, antiracism protests have demonstrated that Black Lives have always mattered not only in the United States, but also in Europe. The toppling of statutes and monuments, especially of […]

On Looting

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On June 21, 2020

The invaluable historian Robin D.G. Kelley had a great op-ed a few days ago on how we need to think about how we think about looting. Let me offer a more productive question instead: What is the effec

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