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Using the Law to Protect Fragile White People from Seeing the Past and Present

by William Trollinger Women for Segregation. Image via the Equal Justice Initiative. One thing is for certain. White Americans need lots of tender loving care. The latest campaign to prop up white folks has its origins in the furious response to the 1619 Project, a...

The 1776 Report: A Crime Against History

by William Trollinger An escaped slave named Peter showing his scarred back at a medical examination in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863. Library of Congress. Martin Luther King’s February 12 1965 speech in Selma, Alabama. Horace Cort/AP. The 1619 Project – the...

1619 vs. 1776 vs. 1861, or, Whose History is It?

by Raymond D. Screws Raymond D. Screws earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 2003.  He also has an MA from Pittsburg State University and a B.A. from School (now College) of the Ozarks, where his advisor was William Trollinger.  Throughout his career, he...

Tom Cotton’s Thanksgiving, or, My Second-Grade Textbook Told the Truth and I Don’t Want Actual History to Get in the Way of My Feeling Good About Myself as a White Male

by William Trollinger Senator Tom Cotton. Image courtesy of Newsweek. The masters of Twitter and the Blogosphere are once again dismantling Tom Cotton, Senator from Arkansas and Donald Trump wannabe. Cotton might have two Harvard degrees, but he is certainly proving...