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The Past is the Present: Henry Ford’s Campaign Against the Jews

by William Trollinger Near the end of Black Reconstruction, that brilliant 1935 historical study that was decades ahead of books written by white historians, W. E. B. DuBois eloquently observed that nations reel and stagger on their way; they make hideous mistakes;...

Creationists Deny Global Warming (or, Deny that Global Warming Matters); The Bible Tells Them So

by William Trollinger “station fire – residents evacuate briggs terrace” by Anthony Citrano is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 It sounds as if it comes straight from the Exxon public relations machine, except for the bizarre biblical twist. According to the young Earth...

Creationists Deny Global Warming (or, Deny that Global Warming Matters): Part 2

by William Trollinger “station fire – residents evacuate briggs terrace” by Anthony Citrano is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Last week Climate Central – a group of scientists and journalists that research and publicize facts about and impacts of climate change – put...

Creationists Deny Global Warming (or that Global Warming Matters): Part 1

by William Trollinger “station fire – residents evacuate briggs terrace” by Anthony Citrano is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 A few days ago, the New York Timesran an article by David Wallace-Wells, author of the forthcoming book, The Uninhabitable...

The Red Summer: 100 Years Ago, Part Two

by William Trollinger 1919 was quite the dreadful year. The Red Scare, and the Red Summer. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, The New York Public Library. “Whites stoning Negro to...

Teaching the Bible in Public Schools: A Bad Idea . . . for Conservatives

by Rodney Kennedy Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. The pastor of 7 Southern Baptist churches over the course of 20 years, he pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH)...