A group of disagreeing folks that self-governs together? Do be serious. Retelling the glorious founding tale and what makes the United States unique as we anticipate the anniversary of its birth.
Tag: American History
I discuss the politicization of history and how it applies in education with a couple of history...
Those who indict prior generations for “lying” because their histories differ from modern-day telling’s in scope or emphasis, plainly demonstrate what anthropologists call “ethnocentrism.” That’s a problem. And it’s time to hold these accusers more accountable for the real-life, human impact of their allegations.
As black conservatives have become more vocal and popular, efforts to dismiss them have also increased. If we’re serious about diversity and inclusion we need to hear from all black voices, including those on the right.
Proposals to advance greater gender equity and equality are often written off by conservatives as a “liberal” thing. But why? Respected scholar makes the case for a broader view on International Women’s Day.
Conservatives are feeling singled out and targeted on social media. But the history of bans across major platforms confirms a more complicated picture.
The inauguration of our new president is almost a week old. There’s one especially striking moment from his speech that can’t and shouldn’t yet slip from our memories.
Our holidays are a reflection of who we are as a society. What do ours say about us?
Continued Restoration of Religious Freedom: Tanzin v. Tanvir and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
The recent Supreme Court opinion Tanzin v. Tanvir allows those harmed when their religious freedom was violated to seek monetary damages. This case plays a pivotal role in the effort towards restoring religious freedoms.
If it’s true yesterday “did not reflect the core of who we are as Americans,” the siege of our nation’s capital does say something about who many of us are becoming. Is this just another step on a downward spiral, or could it become a legitimate turning point for our nation’s trajectory?
When we stop depending on legislatures as the place Americans can hash out their disagreements, it should perhaps not surprise us when court mandates don’t effectively fill the gap.