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  • 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).



  • The Template for Using White Privilege to Fight Racism

    by Nancy C. Unger

    Whiteness enables allies in this struggle to push in ways that African Americans sometimes cannot without disproportionate risk. That was Belle La Follette’s secret — she used white privilege to fight against it.



  • Reparations – Has the Time Finally Come?

    ACLU Senior Policy Analyst Nkechi Taifa discusses the history of the movement for African American reparations and how it has moved from the radical fringe to mainstream debate.