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Political Panic: Gay Rights and Religious Freedom

Political Panic: Gay Rights and Religious Freedom

If you want to know what political panic looks like, check out the fight for religious freedom. Let’s trace the steps: 1) Not long ago (2008, for instance), religious conservatives were taking a no compromise approach to same-sex marriage, declaring that theirs was a principled stance and that the future of the nation hung in… Continue Reading

Our Racial History Marches On

Our Racial History Marches On

The more I teach and think about our history, the more¬†I teach and think about race. It is really inescapable, as highlighted by three events this past week (in reverse order): President Obama’s masterful speech¬†commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday (video, text). The Justice Department’s scathing report on race in the Ferguson criminal justice… Continue Reading

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