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Slave Labor at the White House: Clarence Lusane Responds

One of the memorable things to happen so far at the 2016 Democratic National Convention was First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech mentioning slave labor at the White House in her speech. Here was the exact quote: “That is the story … Continue reading

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Clarence Lusane Responds to A Birthday Cake for George Washington

A Birthday Cake for George Washington, a children’s book by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton, was withdrawn from publication by Scholastic in January 2016. The book’s publication was halted over its visual depiction of our first president’s … Continue reading

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Clarence Lusane’s The Black History of the White House

In 2010 the Arizona legislature enacted HB 2281, which bans the teaching of courses in public schools that, among other things, treat people as “a group, rather than as individuals.” The intended effect of the law was clear immediately to … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Excerpt from “The Black History of the White House” by Clarence Lusane

excerpted from The Black History of the White House The Struggle over Historical Perspective History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten. – George Santayana U.S. history is taught-and for the most part, learned-through filters. In … Continue reading

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