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White Supremacists vs Muslims

After the terrorist attack by an apparent white nationalist in New Zealand, President Trump was offered the opportunity to strongly condemn white supremacists. He declined to do so. While white supremacists killed more Americans in 2017 than another other domestic extremist group, authorities are often reluctant to treat them as terrorists. For example, they are [More]

An Empire of Deceit?

Actor Jussie Smollett has been accused of staging the attack that catapulted him into the media spotlight. Most disturbingly, it has been claimed that the staged attack was a ploy to get a pay raise.  It is, of course, important to note that Smollett has not been found guilty and must be considered innocent until [More]

Blackface

For those not familiar with blackface, it originated as a type of makeup used by non-black actors to portray caricatures of black people. In the United States, it is generally considered unambiguously racist—though there are those who would argue that if the portrayal is not a caricature, then it is not racist. While the use [More]

Migration, Border Control & Race

The early immigration laws, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the Immigration Act of 1924, were intended to “to preserve the ideal of U.S. homogeneity.” That is, they were openly racist and aimed at limiting the immigration of non-whites. Immigration was revised in 1952 and then again in 1965. The 1965 Immigration [More]

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  • Professor of Religion and Professor of Philosophy
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