So, what’s my point? Tear down the statues of these men, scrape their names off every building in America, and damn their memories?
Slavery is not a natural condition, despite what American slaveholders said.
A civic religion is more than just a system of beliefs that we might consider “religious,” as in, supernatural. A civic religion is a set of beliefs, customs, and symbols […]
World War I ended in 1919. The War to End All Wars did no such thing. The postwar era was defined by violence, upheaval, wealth inequality, economic collapse, and basically […]
“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist” – Angela Davis Juneteenth is now a federal holiday in celebration of the signing of […]
This. week in history, on May 13, 1862, Captain Robert Smalls became the first black person to command a United States Navy ship. Captain Smalls was born into slavery in […]