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Taking Hate Seriously, or, Countering Christian White Nationalism

by Camille Lewis Camille Kaminski Lewis is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetorical Studies with a minor in American Studies. Her...

Cheap Grace: White Evangelicals and the Matter of Race

by William Trollinger There’s no getting around it. White evangelicalism has a race problem. And some white evangelicals are getting the message. So it is that some Westmont College students are agitating for the removal of the “white Jesus” in the campus...

White Supremacists, Fundamentalists, and the Ideology of Separation

by William Trollinger “Earth 2 – from Apollo 12” by Marc Van Nordenis licensed under CC BY 2.0 Once you “other” someone, then you can do anything to them. Rebecca Solnit is a wonderful writer, not just because she is masterful with words (and here I...

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;...

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...