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The enduring impact of President Johnson’s Crime Commission.
Bad police were not simply a symptom of racism. They were often its agents.
To be useful, history has to help us think about who we should become as a nation.
Yale’s president can't make something less racist by fiat.
The 1968 Kerner report concluded that white racism was to blame for race riots.
Julian E. Zelizer
Dawn Lundy Martin discusses the impact of history on the poetic body.
White supremacy and the birth of the modern Democratic Party.
In America, life at the edge of racial belonging is not so black and white.
A nineteenth-century memoir sheds light on the origins of the modern prison.
Black people get sicker because of stereotypes taught in medical schools.
Recent histories of slavery and capitalism ignore radical black scholarship.
Peter James Hudson
In art, formal innovation versus identity politics.
David Micah Greenberg
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