INTERCEPTED PODCAST: WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE CHURCH OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT   THE CONSTITUTION IS the sacred text of the civic religion that is U.S. nationalism, and that nationalism is inexorably tied to white supremacy. This week on Intercepted, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment, which is rooted in genocide and slave patrols, should be abolished. She describes the relationship between U.S. wars abroad […]

The Distinction Between Slavery And Race In U.S. History

by   PATRICK RAEL The history of the Electoral College is receiving a lot of attention. Pieces like this one, which explores “the electoral college and its racist roots,” remind us how deeply race is woven into the very fabric of our government. A deeper examination, however, reveals an important distinction between the political interests […]

The Long, Sordid History of the American Right and Racism

  Other factors have come and gone for the Right, but racism has always been there.    This lithograph dated circa 1890, and obtained courtesy of the US Library of Congress, shows Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson who rallied Confederate soldiers to victory in the US Civil War’s First Battle of Bull Run. It has […]