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  • What the Jerry Jones Photo Shows About Historical Inequity in the NFL

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has explained his presence in an anti-integration mob as an innocent coincidence. As the most powerful owner in the NFL, he likewise leads an organization that exhibits racial inequality without anyone feeling responsible for it. 



  • Far Right Presence in Law Enforcement is Scary, but Not New

    by Anna Duensing

    Edwin Walker oversaw the National Guard's enforcement of integration in Little Rock out of duty. He held a personal repugnance of integration and soon traded his military career for the far right. Today's Oath Keepers are his political descendants.



  • The Damage Trump Has Done This Week Extends Far Beyond America‚Äôs Borders

    by Mary L. Dudziak

    Concern that Orval Faubus's defiant stand for school segregation in Arkansas would sully America's reputation abroad pushed Dwight Eisenower to deploy the National Guard in the interest of both racial justice and American leadership. Calls to deploy the military today must consider this context.