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The Descendants of Jim Crow Segregationists Are Carrying On the Tradition of Suppressing Voting Rights

by Rodney Kennedy  Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH) – which is an American Baptist Church – for 13 years, after which...

Yikes! Creationist “Scholar” Attacks RightingAmerica

by William Trollinger Image of Ken Ham & A. Charles Ware’s 2007 book Darwin’s Plantation. Dear Jerry (if I may): Oh my. It appears that my discussion of your article on Darwin and the Vietnam War has struck a nerve. So it is that you have mustered your...

The Appallingly Bad History Promoted by Answers in Genesis

by William Trollinger Photo by Patricia Engler, via Answers in Genesis Sometimes this blog simply writes itself. A few weeks ago we ran a post on Kathleen Wellman’s Hijacking History: How the Christian Right Teaches History and Why It Matters (Oxford, 2021). In this...

The Bible Told Them So: An Interview with J. Russell Hawkins

by William Trollinger J. Russell (“Rusty”) Hawkins is Professor of Humanities and History in the John Wesley Honors College at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is also author of The Bible Told Them So: How Southern Evangelicals Fought to Preserve White Supremacy, which...

A Colorblind Racism

by William Trollinger Cover Image for The Bible Told Them So: How Souther Evangelicals Fought to Preserve White Supremacy by J. Russell Hawkins (Oxford University Press, 2021) In his terrific 2021 book, The Bible Told Them So: How Southern Evangelicals Fought to...

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...