“The importance of textbooks is simply overwhelming because they are designed to form and shape generations of students. This is how students learn about the history of the United States, […]
A history of gun ownership in the U. S.
Only about 1/3 of the U. S. population owns a gun, but for those who do, they average 9 guns per person, according to Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz in her latest book, […]
The Buffalo Shooting, In Context
On May 14, 2002, eighteen-year-old Payton Gendron walked into a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York and opened fire. He killed ten people and wounded three […]
“There’s Something Rotten in Kenosha”
For today’s show, Thursday host Allen Ruff discusses the Kyle Rittenhouse case, the rising trend of white vigilantism, and what this all means in the struggle for racial justice with […]
The Monument Debate
As more Confederate monuments are coming down this summer, including a long-contested statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville earlier this month, we turn our attention to the debates swirling […]
White Power and the Rising Threat of Genocide in the U.S.
The January 6 insurrection in Washington, DC was a sobering reminder that there is an active white supremacy movement in the United States—and it hasn’t gone away just because Trump […]
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