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Lynchings Past and Present

The opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice has Robert Koehler reflecting on lynchings past and present, determined to bring our nation to face the shameful truth of its past and present in order to build a more just and compassionate future.

What Trump Got Right About Charlottesville

Donald Trump's right, Lindsey Paris-Lopez admits: Thomas Jefferson was a major slave owner. Thus, he's a good starting point for talking about the racism embedded in the United States and American hypocrisy when it comes to living into the best of our ideals. We could better live into our ideals of equality and justice by removing Confederate monuments and teaching real history.

Interdependence Day 2017

Lindsey Paris-Lopez will not celebrate Independence Day. Instead, she “will celebrate our interdependence, our need and responsibility for each other,” and “repent of the damage that individualism and American exceptionalism are causing at home and all over the world.” Happy Interdependence Day.

President Trump and the Cause of the Civil War

As critics scoff at President Trump's recent remarks suggesting an Andrew Jackson presidency might have prevented the Civil War, Dr. Tracy McKenzie points out the fairness of suggesting that the Civil War may not have been inevitable. But he also argues that the current president's stirring of the people's passions against the government would have been more likely to fuel than abate civil war.