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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?” […]