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The 19th Century’s 9/11

Marc Steiner The Nation
Long before the 9/11 of 20 years ago, another episode of violence took place on that day in 1851 and portended our nation’s deepest divide.

What Is Owed

William P. Jones The Nation
Any political movement powerful enough to secure policies sufficient to repair the damage inflicted by centuries of slavery will also have the power to secure a more radical and enduring transformation of our social and political order

The Ku Klux Klan Was Also a Bosses’ Association

Chad Pearson Jacobin
The KKK should be understood not just as a white supremacist organization, but as an employers’ organization: it violently resisted the revolutionary gains of the Civil War and Reconstruction, and sought to keep the black masses toiling in submission

Texas Republicans Can't Handle the Truth About the Alamo

Jason Stanford Washington Post
Texas conservatives are so exercised about the possibility of students learning more about slavery and racism that Governor Abbott has added discussion about a ban on the teaching of critical race theory to the special legislative session.

‘The White Republic’: Concluding Thoughts by Bob Wing

Bob Wing Organizing Upgrade
Should we win socialism and eliminate capitalism in the U.S., significant racist stratification of the working class will continue. We will need to systematically root it out and defeat the racist forces within the working and middle class.

Friday Nite Videos | April 9, 2021

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The “Dark Money” Playbook. Nina Simone | Backlash Blues. How a Billionaire Team Owner Pays a Lower Tax Rate Than LeBron James. What’s in the 4% of Our DNA That Makes Us Different From Chimps? Debunking the Myth of the Lost Cause.

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Debunking the Myth of the Lost Cause

The Lost Cause was a campaign created by pro-Confederates after the Civil War to promote the lie that they seceded for state's rights.

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