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The Butchering of a Frederick Douglass Speech

In 1852, before our Civil War, Frederick Douglass was asked to speak at a Fourth of July celebration. The entire text of his speech is given below. The words in red are the ones read by Morgan Freeman in the video from The History Channel. It is worth noting that their description is “Morgan Freeman […]

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Racism: A Nearly Meaningless Term?

This started out as a post about racism because I am angry about how lightly the term is tossed around today. After I passed 1000 words, I split it in two. Then again. And again. Right now, I’m up to five posts on the subject, so it looks like it’s going to be a series. […]

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Do you Remember the Mariel Boatlift?

I was a kid when it happened, so I paid no attention to the news. A few years later, though, I remember hearing the adults talking about the Mariel Boatlift. At the time, I lived near where they were resettled. Most of the people who were part of the Mariel Boat Lift were genuinely refugees […]

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United We Stand, Divided Politicians Profit

United We Stand, Divided We Fall. And Politicians Profit. We have all heard the quote. Patrick Henry said it in the Revolutionary Era. The Allied Forces said it during WWII. And it’s still true. United we stand, divided we fall. But today, it’s not an outside military force that is dividing us. It’s our own […]

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US Army War College is Considering Removing Statues and Portraits of Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Clearly, these two generals fought on the side of the Confederacy during the Civil War, but their actions have been officially forgiven. In the case of Robert E. Lee, the resolution to the effect (and reinstating his citizenship) was even signed by President Ford. Apparently, at least one “unnamed official” believes he knows […]

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