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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 Christian Right and the Decline of White Evangelicalism

by William Trollinger Update: This post is republished over at Red Letter Christians on July 30, 2021. A participant in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol poses with a Bible. Image credit: John Minchillo/AP via Word and Way . The headlines tell the...

Pat Robertson on Police Brutality, or, Onward Christian Police Marching as to War

by Matthew Merringer Matthew Merringer is a Master Student at the University of Dayton in the Department of Religious Studies. He studies the history and politics of American Protestantism. His interests include radicals such as Dorothy Day, Jerry Falwell, and...

The Racist Silence at the Heart of Answers in Genesis

by William Trollinger Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. – Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote...

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...