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Getting to racial justice is a long journey. Some folks are misreading the map

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott called a special legislative session in early July. One of the topics included on the agenda was “critical race theory,” which is addressed in a bill recently passed by the state Senate. With Democrats preventing quorum in the House, it’s not likely to pass before the end of the special session in August (World Travel & Tourism Council / CC-BY 2.0 Generic)


Why are men celebrated as stylish and women belittled as fashion victims?

1Sean Connery on Savile Row. Credit: United Artists/Getty Images.


American history is filled with politicians, journalists, organizers, and citizens claiming they don’t have a racist bone in their body

Uncle Sam’s boot kicks a Chinese immigrant off a dock as part of an anti-Chinese immigration campaign, 1905. Illustration: Puck/Library of Congress


When soldiers returned home, they brought with them stereotypes that became embedded in American culture

An archival photo from the Korean War. Carrying her baby brother on her back, a war weary Korean girl walks by a stalled M-26 tank, at Haengju, Korea, June, 1951.
An archival photo from the Korean War. Carrying her baby brother on her back, a war weary Korean girl walks by a stalled M-26 tank, at Haengju, Korea, June, 1951.
A Korean girl with her baby brother walks by a stalled M-26 tank in Haengju, Korea, 1951. Photo: RV Spencer/Interim Archives/Getty Images


Being an eyewitness to history is essential for future historians

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We can’t be too confident about how history will record the events of January 6

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And lots of other countries where the leader and his followers have stormed the gates

The Kapp Putsch on March 13, 1920 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: ullstein bild Dtl./Getty Images


Rumors of War

I’m a conflict analyst and war reporter. The state of America right now makes me anxious.

Photo illustration: Anthony Gerace; source: Antoine Gyori — Corbis/Getty Images

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