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    Quickies: Fourth of July reflection, COVID fails, but a few spots of bright news…

    A very quick Quickies today, as I’m staring down several immediate deadlines… Watch Fredrick Douglass’s descendants deliver his speech, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” Reading and reflecting on this sounds like a good activity, so here’s the entire text, or you can attend a local live-reading. New COVID-19 cases have grown 90% in the US in…

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    The Evolution of Racism in America

    Some of the most eye-opening information on the internet comes in the form of a tweet thread, with Black twitter and History twitter leading the way. This week’s post combines the best of those worlds with a thread on the history of racism in the United States, by Michael Harriot of the Root. “One of the most popular misconceptions about…

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