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How reparations could work: Using the US’s past affirmative action for whites as a model

Reparations for on-going injustices against Native and African Americans are entirely feasible. Historic government programs for white people serve as a model. The giant Monopoly game Imagine the US economy thru history as a giant Monopoly game. In the beginning, … Continue reading

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The Electoral College: White lives matter

In the wake of Trump’s election, in which he lost the popular vote by nearly three million, much has been said about the use of the Electoral College. Only four times in US history has the winner of the electoral … Continue reading

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The Slave Trade that Textbooks Ignore

The release of new textbooks in Texas, which diminish the African slave trade by describing the slaves in the US as “workers” or “immigrants”, has sparked outcry.  Many have commented that this is a classic attempt at erasure, to erase the … Continue reading

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ISIS’s “Theology of Rape” is Nothing New to Native Americans; It Happened Here

On August 14, the New York Times published an article describing how ISIS uses their Islamic beliefs to justify rape and sex slavery.  The story explains how ISIS soldiers pray before and after each rape, and even go to the … Continue reading

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On this date… August 20, 1705… Florida

Not much remained of the original inhabitants of Florida by 1705.  The villages and towns of the Apalachee, Timucua, Ais, Jeaga, Calusa, Tocobaga, and Matecumbe had all been devastated by the Yamasee, who worked as slavers for the British.  All … Continue reading

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