Author Archives: Elaine Magliaro

New Texas Social Studies Textbooks Whitewash and Rewrite American History

By Elaine Magliaro On Sunday, Emma Brown (Washington Post) reported that millions of public school students in Texas “will begin using new social studies textbooks this fall based on state academic standards that barely address racial segregation.” In addition, she … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for July 7, 2015: “White Culture’s Thug Youth”

Posted by Elaine Magliaro From Matt Bors: “White Culture’s Thug Youth”

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The Confederacy and the Union: “How the South Lost the War but Won the Narrative”

By Elaine Magliaro The Boston Globe has been running a “Divided Nation” series. The series has already touched upon a number of issues—including the wealth gap in Colorado, religious and gay rights in Arkansas, and Marco Rubio’s silence on immigration. … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for July 5, 2015: Regarding the Separation of Church and State

Posted by Elaine Magliaro

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NASCAR Asks Fans to Stop Flying Confederate Battle Flag at Its Events

By Elaine Magliaro Viv Bernstein has an article in the New York Times that explains why NASCAR has requested that its fans put away their Confederate battle flags. Bernstein: Although Nascar has stopped short of an outright ban on the flag, … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for July 3, 2015: Regarding Two Terrorist Groups That Claim to Be Religious

Posted by Elaine Magliaro According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Ku Klux Klan, which has a long history of violence, is the oldest and most infamous of American hate groups. The SPLC said, “Although black Americans have typically … Continue reading

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FIREWORKS: An Acrostic Poem for the Fourth of July

By Elaine Magliaro I wrote the following poem about a decade ago. NOTE: An acrostic is a type of poem where the first, last, or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common … Continue reading

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