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Slavery

  1. juneteenth
    America’s Hollow Embrace of JuneteenthHow a commemoration of Black liberation became a favorite holiday of corporations and lawmakers.
  2. gridlock
    Today’s Gridlock Is Like a 19th-Century NightmareWe’re experiencing the instability and close partisan competition of the Gilded Age along with the big differences and fury of the 1850s.
  3. racism
    No, Uncle Joe, Trump Is Hardly Our First Racist PresidentTrump may rival the most racist of presidents given the context of their times, but he hardly invented presidential racism.
  4. what’s past is prologue
    What Will It Take to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday?The long struggle for Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers lessons that could ease the path to making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
  5. what’s past is prologue
    Trump Is Reviving the Disgraceful Legacy of ‘Law-and-Order’ PoliticsTrump’s rhetoric echos Nixon and Reagan — but unlike his predecessors, he’s incapable of posing as a force for unity as well as repression.
  6. medicare for all
    Elizabeth Warren Sees Health Care As a Civil-Rights Struggle. That Bothers Some.Some have taken issue with her comparison of today’s fight for universal health care to past civil-rights struggles.
  7. civility
    What Should Progressives Be Willing to Sacrifice on the Altar of Civility?The “reasonable right” often asks too much for peace.
  8. racism
    Racism Has Thwarted American Ideals From the Beginning, and Still DoesInstead of complaining about greater recognition of racism in American history, conservatives should realize it has been their enemy, too.
  9. reparations
    McConnell Continues Glib Remarks on Reparations, Equates Himself With Obama’I find myself once again in the same position as President Obama. We both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners.’
  10. confederacy
    Celebrate Racism! It’s Jefferson Davis’s Birthday in AlabamaAnd yet you wonder why this state enacted an aggressively reactionary abortion law?
  11. 2020 presidential election
    What Should Democrats Do When Trump Attacks Them Over Reparations?While Democrats should dispute lies about what they mean by reparations, they should not retreat from the moral reckoning the country needs.
  12. centrism
    No, Hate Speech and Political Correctness Are Not EquivalentDavid Brooks and Charles Lane want compromise above all. Sometimes that involves a compromise with evil.
  13. criminal justice reform
    America’s Prisoners Are on Strike. We Can’t Afford to Deny Their Demands.Our nation’s mass incarceration habit is morally and financially bankrupting us. This week, America’s inmates are staging an intervention.
  14. It’s Juneteenth: Time to Renew a Commitment to True EqualityAt a time when many white Americans are in denial about the reality of race relations, Juneteenth offers a chance to remember and understand.
  15. history
    Africatown and the 21st-Century Stain of SlaveryThe descendants of Cudjo Lewis, the final survivor of the last slave ship to land in America, fight for respect and environmental justice.
  16. Trump’s Absurd Civil War Comment and the Limits of Deal-MakingHis belief that wheeling and dealing could have solved the conflict over slavery shows a dangerous lack of principle.
  17. yale university
    Yale’s Calhoun College to Keep Racially Charged NameBut the school’s residence-hall leaders will no longer be called “master.”
  18. Queens Woman Arrested for Keeping Korean Teens As SlavesThey were forced to do marathon housework and perform hours-long massages.
  19. the national interest
    Why Rush Limbaugh Can’t Stop Talking About SlaveryHe’s like Ta-Nehisi Coates, except right wing instead of left wing, and really dumb instead of really smart.
  20. the national interest
    The Economist Denounces One-Sided Account of Slavery [Updated]What about slave-on-slave crime?
  21. cable news news
    MSNBC Host Sorry for Saying Disgusting Thing About Sarah Palin’s MouthMartin Bashir, not Alec Baldwin!
  22. ‘Live Free or Die’ State Tells Dead to Live FreeIt “posthumously emancipated” a group of fourteen slaves.
  23. other states’ embarrassments
    Mississippi Just Outlawed Slavery, Because MississippiYou are not helping your image, Mississippi.
  24. other states’ embarrassments
    Second Arkansas Lawmaker Defends Slavery“If slavery were so God-awful, why …” 
  25. foot in mouth
    Slavery Mention Deleted From Marriage VowImplied children born into slavery were better off than African-American kids today.
  26. song of the south
    Haley Barbour Admits That Abolishing Slavery Was a Good ThingBREAKING x 1000.
  27. the post-racial world
    Haley Barbour Defends Virginia’s Confederate History Month ProclamationIt “doesn’t amount to diddly,” Barbour said.
  28. the post-racial world
    Virginia Governor Admits That Slavery and Civil War Are RelatedThe proclamation declaring April “Confederate History Month” will now contain a passage acknowledging slavery.
  29. the post-racial world
    Virginia Governor Pretends Civil War Had Nothing to Do With SlaveryHe issues a Confederate History Month proclamation that never once mentions slavery.
  30. the first and most important family
    Michelle Obama Has an Interesting Racial History, TooIncluding a white great-great-great grandfather.
  31. the morning line
    Anything God Can Do, Rudy Can Do Better • Giuliani yesterday unveiled the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, a “Contract with America”–style plan called — we kid you not — “The Twelve Commitments.” Most of it is boilerplate, calling for low taxes, energy independence, security. Best part: America’s Mayor unleashed it during a “speech attended by about 150 people.” Fred Thompson leads in the polls. [NYP]