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White Supremacy



  • The Massacre That Emboldened White Supremacists

    by William Briggs and Jon Krakauer

    The Colfax Massacre, sparked by white supremacists' refusal to accept a state election result, set in motion a series of legal rulings that made it virtually impossible for the federal government to prosecute civil rights violations by private citizens, ensuring that mob violence and racial oppression would continue. 



  • White Vigilantes Have Always Had A Friend In Police

    American Studies scholar Nick Estes argues that the acceptance of vigilante groups by the police reflects a long history of cooperation between official law enforcement and informal groups to defend white supremacy. 



  • What Should A Museum Look Like In 2020?

    "A call for divestment involves an acknowledgment of the ways that museums rely on local police departments to do the work of mental health providers and emergency medical technicians, as well as the implicit ways contracts with police departments protect property over people," said MoMA curator Thomas J. Lax.



  • The South’s Fight for White Supremacy

    by Jon Meacham

    Edward Alfred Pollard launched the "Lost Cause" mythology with an 1866 book whose legacy has endured as an emphatic defense of white supremacy.