ACRUs Ken Blackwell: Black History as Shared American History

By |2023-03-06T11:59:12-05:00February 2nd, 2022|

Today, Americans of all stripes are constantly bombarded with an insidious propaganda campaign against our shared history. From Critical Race Theory to ripping down historical statues, our national story is being rewritten as irredeemably sinful. These efforts have taken a particularly racialized characteristic by implying that Black history is somehow distinct from, or in opposition to, “American history” itself, rather than an integral part of it.

Worse Than Racists

By |2017-04-19T16:54:12-04:00April 19th, 2017|

As a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains - over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time - of any racial group in mankind's history.

Blacks and Politicians

By |2016-11-16T15:31:18-05:00November 16th, 2016|

My argument has always been that the political arena is largely irrelevant to the interests of ordinary black people.

Fiddling Away Black Futures

By |2016-05-13T18:53:45-04:00May 13th, 2016|

Whoever becomes the next president, whether it's a Democrat or Republican, will mean little or nothing in terms of solutions to major problems that confront many black people.

Wasn't Always This Way

By |2015-09-09T16:41:28-04:00September 9th, 2015|

The argument is made that the problems encountered by many black Americans are rooted in white racism, greed and income inequality. A bit of history would belie such a vision.


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