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On July 9. 1640, a Virginia court ruled that a Black indentured servant who ran away was in fact a slave. This is a moment by which we can talk about the codification of chattel slavery as the key labor force in early Virginia, with implications that still dominate the nation’s culture nearly 400 years […]
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Can Democrats Do Something Right?

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On February 18, 2020
I mean, I don’t want to get my hopes up that something good happens, but hey…. Teachers in Virginia may soon gain the right to collectively bargain with the public school systems that employ them — signaling a historic shift for the state and a major victory for labor advocates nationwide. Legislation backed by Democratic […]
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On August 30, 1800, a man named Gabriel Prosser, a Virginia slave, intended to lead a slave rebellion into Richmond. This moment, coming shortly after the successful Haitian slave rebellion, which Gabriel knew about and drew inspiration from, deeply frightened American slaveholders into believing that slaves were going to rise up and kill them, a […]
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JFC: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) admitted he once appeared in blackface, plunging the state Democratic Party further into chaos on Wednesday. Herring’s confession that he dressed in blackface in 1980 when he was a 19-year-old student at the University of Virginia makes him the third top-ranked Virginia Democrat who’s been tarred by scandal […]
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