Roundup



  • What those monuments stand for

    by Manisha Sinha

    There is one thing that the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who rallied to the defense of Robert E. Lee’s statue in Charlottesville got right: They understood the historical meaning of Confederate monuments.



  • Confederate Statues and ‘Our’ History

    by Eric Foner

    When Mr. Trump identifies statues commemorating Confederate leaders as essential parts of “our” history and culture, he is honoring a dark period in our history when citizenship was restricted to white people.


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    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • White Supremacy in the Age of Trump

    by Keri Leigh Merritt

    Never forget that this country has a long history of upper-class whites using racism to their advantage.



  • The Pentagon Has a Small Coup Problem

    by Nick Turse

    The Department of Defense has trained more than a hundred foreign militaries that went on to stage coups in their home countries.



  • Making Affirmative Action White Again

    by Ira Katznelson

    Any decision to reorient the Civil Rights Division would be based on the fiction that we already possess a level playing field.