I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard. In recent years especially, a few of those who protest sometimes resort to blocking highways or even to violence. Blocking roads is a more… Read More ›
I just finished watching The Birth of a Nation (2016), which was released for home viewing today. While there has been a great deal of excitement, frustration and disappointment surrounding this film, I was surprisingly pleased. Below I provide some immediate, working… Read More ›
What I call Racism 2.0 (and Sexism 2.0, Nationalism 2.0, etc.) is manifestations of this ideology and pattern of discrimination on the Internet, especially through social media. Memes can be very powerful, useful, and accurate. They have a poetic quality of… Read More ›
Much of what you think you know about the Underground Railroad is not true and undermines the horrors of enslavement and complexities of the institution.
Recently I have read several books, and I wanted to share a few details about some of these. Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America focuses on the North and explains the evolution of swimming pools in United… Read More ›
We absolutely need to keep talking about #BlackLivesMatter. We must. We absolutely need steady, on-going attention to keep the conversation going. We must. We absolutely need all of the videos as proof of abuse directed at Black bodies. However, all… Read More ›
This blog is intended as a reply to my friend and fellow historian Nick Sacco and his blog, “What Does it Mean to Come to Terms With the History of American Slavery?” I encourage others to reply, too! As Nick… Read More ›