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The Real History of Juneteenth

Many of America’s most venerable traditions commemorate our country’s slow march away from its past. It’s a national history heavily defined by slavery, the stains of which still resonate today.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Real History of Juneteenth

Many of America’s most venerable traditions commemorate our country’s slow march away from its past. It’s a national history heavily defined by slavery, the stains of which still resonate today.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Real History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day occupies a traditional place in American history. Anyone who grew up in this country understands it to be a celebration of wartime sacrifice and patriotic valor. It’s a holiday with its origins in the Civil War, a time of untold division, death, and disease—but also the ostensible triumph of equality (in…Read more… Continue […]

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The Real History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day occupies a traditional place in American history. Anyone who grew up in this country understands it to be a celebration of wartime sacrifice and patriotic valor. It’s a holiday with its origins in the Civil War, a time of untold division, death, and disease—but also the ostensible triumph of equality (in…Read more… Continue […]

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Lynching Memorial Opens in Alabama

“Alabama’s the Confederacy,” Fran Liebowitz said on Real Time last year, correcting Bill Maher’s assertion that it was the heartland. Its long association with slavery, racism, and pedophilic Senate candidates will take a long time to shake. Its current governor, Kay Ivey, signed the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Good News From Virginia: Voters Don’t Care About Donna Brazile’s Fake Story

In a perfect world, Virginia’s election for governor tomorrow, between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie, would not even be close. Gillespie has stoked the flames of racist Virginians with dog-whistle ads chastising NFL protestors, utilizing Latino gang members as modern-day Willie …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Violence Threatened as New Orleans Continues to Remove Monuments to Slavers and Traitors

Southern conservatives continue to rail against the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans because something something “heritage”:The monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis was taken off its pedestal on his eponymous street in New Orleans early Thursday morning, marking the …Continue reading Continue Reading at http://thedailybanter.com

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Violence Threatened as New Orleans Continues to Remove Monuments to Slavers and Traitors

Southern conservatives continue to rail against the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans because something something “heritage”:The monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis was taken off its pedestal on his eponymous street in New Orleans early Thursday morning, marking the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Racists Threaten Violence as Confederate Monuments Pulled Down in New Orleans

From time to time, various countries have to deal with political movements that can only be branded as reprehensible. Fascism in Italy, Nazism in Germany, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, and so on. And in most cases when those movements collapse under the…

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