While both camps make their fair share of arguments, their reluctance to directly engage the other side makes it unlikely that society will progress towards a better understanding of this highly divisive issue.
No other group—not Hispanics, Muslims, or anyone else—have faced what black Americans have. Race in America is not about people of color. It’s about black people.
Rather than allow a white woman to perform a cultural touchstone of America, protesters shut it down. What a disservice that is to the creators of these works.
Jamelle Bouie gives us a critique of the Enlightenment from the Left, and it’s exactly what you were expecting: another excuse to call everyone racist.
There is nothing new under the sun, just different justifications for similar ideas. The Enlightenment had their own for racism, just as all ages have.
Douglass called out the horrors of slavery by affirming founding principles. Now leading voices in government and culture illuminate why his ideas matter today.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has written a book about the city’s decision to remove Confederate statues. It starts out well-intentioned, but ends up needlessly trying to score partisan political points.
The Founding Fathers’ understanding of equality and the way they structured our government enabled abolitionists to abolish slavery and hold the union together.
Slavery and racism are global problems as old as humanity itself. By notable measures, the United States is among the most advanced countries in the world on these issues.
Enough with the trendy historical revisionism. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was right: the Civil War came about because compromise failed.
Creator Kenya Barris riffed on the holiday Columbus Day to highlight who should be credited for building the United States of America. Spoiler alert: it was the slaves.
There is a reason that mainstream pro-life supporters do not advocate prosecuting women, and for better or worse, it is because many do not think women know what they are doing.
The reactions to Peggy Noonan’s tweets reveal the ignorance many have of the Civil War and the rash judgments they place on people in the past.
It’s a mistake to ignore the complexities of history in the name of social justice. Obscuring the past will not make our country better or more just.
James Lundberg’s complaints in Slate against Ken Burns’ 1990 ‘Civil War’ documentary, like many currently raised against Confederate statues, strike me as misleading and reductive.
Vandals burned a century-old bust of Abraham Lincoln, revealing that the violent campaign to scrub America of its Confederate past isn’t about the Confederacy at all.
Tearing down Confederate statues, or any monuments from our history, will not change the past. But it will make for a poorer, less enlightened future.
Distasteful as it might be, Americans of nearly identical economic, religious, and political beliefs lived in a Union where they could own another human in one state, and could not in another.
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