The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party

Racist. Sexist. Republican. These words are virtually interchangeable—at least, according to most professors, journalists, and celebrities. So, are they right? Let’s take a look at history. The Republican Party was created in 1854. The first Republican Party platform, adopted at the party’s first national convention in 1856, promised to defeat, quote, “those twin relics of […]

Charlamagne & Trevor Noah Ch2: Reparations, US Politics & How to Be Informed | Emerging Hollywood

(hip hop instrumental) – Hollywood is being rebuilt by artists not afraid to disrupt the status quo. Telling fresh stories and bringing to life characters who until now have been confined to the margins. This is Emerging Hollywood. So, you understand the whole conversation about reparations now. ‘Cause it’s really just the acknowledgement that America […]

2. Southern Society: Slavery, King Cotton, and Antebellum America's "Peculiar" Region

Professor David Blight:Well, go South with me today. We're going to take up thisquestion initially of–it's an old, old, old Americanquestion–how peculiar, or distinctive,or different is the American South?That used to be a question you could ask in quite some comfort.The "Dixie difference," as a recent book title called it,or "Dixie rising" as another recent […]

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