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Historical Flashback: How poor whites in the South were used during the U.S. Civil War

May 31, 2019

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Historical Flashback: How poor whites in the South were used during the U.S. Civil War Today, there is an aggressive rise of open xenophobic views in the United States. It’s not new. Post the 1960s some Americans became cautious or were even embarrassed to expose their xenophobic beliefs outside of their peer groups. The use […]

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Venezuela and The Monroe Doctrine

March 9, 2019

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Venezuela and The Monroe Doctrine The Monroe Doctrine was articulated in President James Monroe’s seventh annual message to Congress on December 2, 1823. The European powers, according to Monroe, were obligated to respect the Western Hemisphere as the United States’ sphere of interest. The Monroe Doctrine is the best known U.S. policy toward the Western […]

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Flashback: A brief look at when historically black universities in the MEAC and SWAC transitioned to NCAA Division I

February 22, 2019

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Flashback: A brief look at when historically black universities in the MEAC and SWAC transitioned to NCAA Division I This is a brief look back at the history of when MEAC and SWAC universities transitioned to NCAA Division I as reported in the newspapers. First, a brief look at the NCAA and the histories of […]

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All monuments and flags honoring or memorializing the Confederacy are symbols of treason to the United States of America

February 3, 2019

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All monuments and flags honoring or memorializing the Confederate States of America represents symbols of treason to the United States of America President Abraham Lincoln clearly stated that the Confederate States of America and all of its soldiers, who raised weapons of war against the United States, were officially guilty of treason against America. Robert […]

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Historical Flashback: A look at the use of the term African American in the press

December 16, 2018

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Historical Flashback: A look at the use of the term African American in the press This is a historical flashback on the use of the nomenclature “African American” as a vernacular to describe people of African descent in the United States. People of African descent, in the United States, prior to the end of slavery […]

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Historical Flashback: 1900 A look back at the disenfranchisement of African Americans in North Carolina

November 6, 2018

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Historical Flashback: 1900 A look back at the disenfranchisement of African Americans in North Carolina. White Supremacy was the stated goal Between 1890 and 1908, every state in the Deep South adopted a new state constitution, explicitly for the purpose of disenfranchising African Americans. This historical flashback takes a look at the state of North […]

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U.S. History: Nathanial “Nat” Turner’s effective enslaved African descent people’s American freedom rebellion in August 1831

August 22, 2018

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U.S. History: Nathanial “Nat” Turner’s effective enslaved African descent people’s American freedom rebellion in August 1831 Nathanial “Nat” Turner (1800-1831) was an enlsaved African decent American. Nat Turner led one of the largest effective, sustained enslaved African descent people’s American rebellion in U.S. history during August 1831. This enslave African descent people’s uprising spreading terror […]

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Warning of nations with strong economies while advocating xenophobia and racism

August 4, 2018

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Warning of nations with strong economies while advocating xenophobia and racism A look back at the booming economy of Nazi Germany, a nation that had a strong economy. The following are just a few historical newspaper articles showing how the media covered the economy of Nazi Germany and a few other historical events of the […]

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A look back at the rise of the American racially segregated suburbs – The Levittown examples

July 14, 2018

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A look back at the rise of the American racially segregated suburbs – The Levittown examples When the U.S. government segregated America A look back at how the United States racially segregated its newly created 1950s and 1960s suburban communities. Housing is the largest component of wealth for most American families. African Americans have been […]

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Immigration: The U.S. once viewed Europeans who were non-British as undesirables in the 1880s and early 1900s

July 8, 2018

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Immigration: The U.S. once viewed Europeans who were non-British as undesirables in the 1880s and early 1900s Many Americans are descendants of immigrants from Europeans. Europeans were not always not welcome to become Americans, if they were of non-British heritage. Some Europeans were even called “undesirable” immigrants. Today, in the United States there are many […]

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