No idea in American history has consumed more American lives or posed a more dire threat to democracy than the belief that only white people are fit for self-government.
"No belief in American history has been more threatening to democracy, or consumed more lives, than the certainty that only white people are fit for self-government, and the determination to exclude other citizens from the polity," writes
"No belief in American history has been more threatening to democracy, or consumed more lives, than the certainty that only white people are fit for self-government, and the determination to exclude other citizens from the polity," writes
This is a brilliant piece by , & I'm not just saying that because I'm quoted in it. Today's must-read
"No belief in the history of the United States has been more threatening to democracy than the certainty that only white people are fit for self-government." New, from
Maybe you’ve been holding on to this ⁦⁩ piece to read when you have a minute. Do it now. All the way to the end...
The tapes of Nixon and Reagan laughing about calling African delegates "monkeys" is shocking, but worse is the underlying worldview behind those remarks, and how it continues to shape our politics.
A) This is excellent, as usual for Serwer; B) I'm stealing the "GOP is the party of Greeley not party of Lincoln" line C) that is one HELL of a kicker.
“The ideological belief that black people were simply unfit for self-government, and therefore justifiably excluded from politics, would linger much longer.”
I want to tweet ⁦⁩’s kicker, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. And if you only click through to skip to the end, you’re spoiling it for yourself.
A long article dominated by the question of colonialism that mentions the Soviet Union and Red China only to praise them as being on the right side of History in Africa. Not a single mention of Estonia or Tibet, let alone Poland. #AntiImperialism
Reagan, Nixon, Trump, & White Nationalism —⁩ “No belief in the history of the United States has been more threatening to democracy than the certainty that only white people are fit for self-government”—Tragic belief of tribal/race superiority
"No belief in American history has been more threatening to democracy, or consumed more lives, than the certainty that only white people are fit for self-government, and the determination to exclude other citizens from the polity," writes