MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

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Notice anything missing?

The Pledge of Allegiance did not include “under God” before 1954, when the United States inserted the two words as a way to push back against the ideologies of communism and atheism during the Cold…





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Map of slavery in the deep South

According to historian Susan Schulten, in her book, Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America, Abraham Lincoln consulted this map to keep track of slavery in the South during the Civil War. Here is the…





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Poverty in America

I largely agreed with the first 1,600 words of this speech by Newt Gingrich that examines the continued persistence of racism, poverty and crime in the inner cities here in the 21st century and the…


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Killing in the name of

This chilling chart shows the likelihood that killings will be found to be “justifiable,” compared to white on white crime: content/uploads/2013/07/justifiable-killings.png”> Credit: Frontline[/caption] Here is a study conducted by John Roman and Mitchell Downey in 2012 and…


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