Brad Paisley was kind enough to pen a tribute to my childhood. I’d like to think that I’m the man who works “in the Starbucks down on Main.”
I’m the kid who shudders a bit and starts biting his nails upon walking into an auto parts store far flung from the [...]
We’re re-running this fantastic post by Friend of the Blog Ari Kelman, a history professor who reminds us that MLK was never the saintly, beloved man in life that he has become in death. [...]
During last week’s ‘Scandal’ recap, I expressed annoyance with Olivia’s likening her relationship to Fitz to that of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings — and the adamant Twitter cosigning of that janky-ass analogy. But if you want to understand how vastly different these two situations are, try thinking up a label for the [...]
Students at the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School (now Tennessee State University) in 1909.
In a post about some dope-looking charts made by W.E.B. Dubois for the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris on the state of black life in America at the time, Adam offers up this aside:
But you can [...]
I don’t watch Gossip Girl, but, apparently, Rebecca Traister’s terrific book about women and the 2008 election, Big Girls Don’t Cry made a cameo in Monday’s episode.
I did, however, just finish reading that great book. In it, Traister points out something that I had missed and that you probably did too. When [...]
Daniel J. Flynn of the conservative magazine Human Events thinks that American racism could have been whittled away by the power of the free market.
Businessmen motivated by racial solidarity rather than profits won’t stay in business. Landlords limiting tenants by race, storekeepers limiting customers by race, foremen limiting workers by [...]
In what’s become something of a yearly tradition here at PB, we’re re-running this fantastic post by Friend of the Blog Ari Kelman, a history professor in California who blogs over at Edge of The American West. Kelman looks at the sterilization of King’s image, who was never the saintly, beloved [...]
When people think of slave revolts in United States history, the Nat Turner rebellion is usually what comes to mind. On August 21, 1831, Turner led a group of slaves in a rebellion that resulted in the deaths of almost 60 white men, women, and children. While I don’t remember ever going into much [...]