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  • Why Trump’s Blunt Appeals to Suburban Voters May Not Work

    “[Nixon's campaigns] understood something about race that Trump doesn’t understand,” [Matthew] Lassiter said. “Voters don’t want racial privilege challenged, but they don’t want to be explicitly reminded that racism is underneath their position.”



  • Tearing Down Black America

    by Brent Cebul

    Ensuring that Black Lives Matter doesn't just require police reform. The history of urban renewal shows that governments have worked to dismantle and destabilize Black communities in the name of progress.



  • My Confederate Past

    by Stuart Stevens

    I ask myself now why did it take so long for me to realize what it might be like for nearly 40 percent of my state to go to school and work under a flag that represented a cause dedicated to the right to own their ancestors? 



  • Richmond’s Confederate Monuments Were Used to Sell a Segregated Neighborhood

    by Kevin M. Levin

    The Confederate monuments dedicated throughout the South from 1880 to 1930 helped do the work of justifying segregation and relegating African Americans to second-class status. Monument Avenue was unique in this regard as part of a speculative real estate development (for whites only, naturally).