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racism



  • Riots Long Ago, Luxury Living Today

    High-end development has transformed some Black neighborhoods decades after they were scarred by unrest. And not by coincidence.



  • The Legacy of Black Lives Matter

    How does Black Lives Matter connect to previous civil rights efforts? What makes it unique? In this interview, historian Keisha N. Blain answers that and more.



  • The Campus Confederate Legacy We’re Not Talking About

    by Taulby Edmondson

    When a fraternity chapter sued him for defamation for remarking that it actively preserved the "Lost Cause" mythology of the Confederacy, the author went to the archives to defend himself. 



  • It is Time to Reconsider the Global Legacy of July 4, 1776

    by Elizabeth Kolsky

    American independence unleashed a hemispheric conquest by the United States and a renewed commitment to empire by Great Britain. Both projects relied on racism, violence, and the devaluing of black and indigenous lives. 


  • Unions Are Essential for Eliminating Racism

    A new study finds that unions don't just increase wages and benefits for workers on the job — union membership is also linked to diminished racist attitudes among white workers. If we want to defeat racism, building strong, democratic unions is essential.



  • The Story Behind the Lee Statue in Richmond, Virginia

    by Peter Rachleff

    Now the time has come for the story of the Workingmen’s Reform Party, the building of Richmond’s City Hall, and the solidarity-based politics of the Black and white members of the Knights of Labor, to come out into the light.



  • The Politics of Race are Shifting, and Politicians are Struggling to Keep Pace

    The story of how the Republican Party, once the party of Abraham Lincoln, became almost entirely dependent on white voters, and how the Democratic Party, once the party of Southern segregationists, became the political home to black Americans and other minorities has been years in the making.