North Carolina history
It’s long past time for North Carolina to recognize the Tuscarora people
North Carolina’s history is deeply intertwined with that of the Tuscarora people and it’s long past time for state leaders to acknowledge and memorialize this simple truth. Since the early 1700’s the Tuscarora have been recognized by the state of North Carolina via treaty, state law, and other official documentation. As early as 1712, multiple […]
Attempts to ban teaching on ‘critical race theory’ multiply across the U.S.
From statehouses to Congress, Republicans have launched into a fight against the teaching of “critical race theory,” which just a year ago was a niche academic term. Experts in critical race theory say it’s about acknowledging how racial disparities are embedded in U.S history and society, and the concept is being mischaracterized by conservatives. But GOP lawmakers in the past few months have succeeded in pushing it to the top of state legislative agendas.
State House advances new and cynical effort to whitewash North Carolina’s troubled history
To those who ever harbored any doubts about how truly blatant and virulent the racism and white supremacy were that dominated North Carolina’s culture, law and politics well into the 20th Century, Pulitzer Prize winning author David Zucchino’s most recent book, Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy is a “must read.” Here’s a way to get an inkling of just how grim the reality was that Zucchino describes in his painstaking account of the brutal insurrection that was perpetrated against the multi-racial government of what was, at the time, North Carolina’s largest city: