Airbrushing the lefty roots of a cultural icon.
Tag Archives: American History
Many appear to be white.
There are a million legal black immigrants in the US.
Our Withdrawn Review “Blood Cotton”, Economist
Economist withdraws book review that was not sufficiently anti-slavery.
America is hopelessly racist.
Her apartment was kept as a museum.
Seals Helped Europeans Wipe Out Native Americans, Telegraph (London)
Seals may have brought TB from Africa to the New World.
The Kennewick Man Finally Freed to Share His Secrets, Smithsonian Magazine
Anthropologists battled Indians and the government for the right to study the 9,000-year-old skeleton.
Ferguson, Watts and a Dream Deferred, New York Times
Blacks have gotten about as far as they can.
Columnist says black students need black teachers.
An insider’s look at the 1968 presidential campaign.
Lincoln read an 1854 book called Types of Mankind.
President also said, “Islam has always been part of America.”
Why Ethnic Studies Programs Are Good for California, and America, Los Angeles Times
Now, high school students could be forced to take them.
Congress celebrates 50 years of civil rights.
Boosting a Civil Rights Legacy, Wall Street Journal
Will yet another civil rights museum attract enough visitors to justify its $100 million cost?
Slavery Reparations, Townhall
Walter Williams quickly dismantles arguments for reparations.
“We have got to heal the wreckage of the past.”
12 Years a Slave Ruined My Mandela Biopic, Says Screenwriter, Telegraph (London)
Slave had “sucked up all the guilt about black people that was available.”
From First World to Third World: America’s demographic destiny.
The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy, The Atlantic
Four years ago, Ta-Nehisi Coates opposed reparations. He’s changed his mind.
There will be a curriculum-wide focus on blacks.
Resegregation in the American South, The Atlantic
Without court orders forcing it, integration is waning.
. . . race riots that took place 93 years ago.
Good Bye, Older Brother, Special to AR News
David Yeagley is gathered to his people.
Two Oscar Voters Picked ’12 Years a Slave’ Without Watching It, Huffington Post
They were worried the film would be upsetting.
He will replace Tom Watson. Vote was 173-3.
Oscars 2014: ’12 Years a Slave’ Wins Best Picture Oscar, Los Angeles Times
Despite grossing just $50 million in North America.
The National School Boards Association says public schools should add it to their curricula.
Pat Buchanan asks what would happen if we repealed civil rights laws.
Some ancestors of the 12,600-year-old Montana skeleton probably lived in present-day Germany.
Indians reportedly tortured and killed black man who wanted to help fight “social injustice.”
Mulatto and quadroon are definitely out.
The oldest genome found in the New World is ancestor to 80 percent of American Indians.
“These are going to be game changers.”
Says northern elites treat him worse than Southerners.
Historian says “It’s been about maximizing the dollar value of Dr. King’s legacy.”
The Racially Fraught History of the American Beard, The Atlantic
The beard, apparently, was a symbol of “white, masculine supremacy.”
Dalton School Apologizes for Screening Slavery Satire, New York Times
A nation of cowards.
Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Day History Quiz, MartinLutherKing.org
How much do you know about America’s greatest man?
He wanted to cover “issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King’s spiritual transformation.”