History/Culture, Politics/Economics

Slavery Hampered White America More Than It Helped

This essay was originally published on The Alternative Hypothesis under the title "Whites Did Not Benefit from Slavery." It has been slightly edited by the editor-in-chief. There exists a popular myth that whites (as a whole) benefited from slavery, and that whites are as well off as they are today because of slavery. Obviously the… Continue reading Slavery Hampered White America More Than It Helped

History/Culture

The Double Standard of Black Racism

When I was a child, I assumed racism was something that happened when my parents were children. I assumed it was over, and I lived my life accordingly. Then I moved to a city that was more black than white and soon realized what a naive fool I had been. Racism is alive and well.… Continue reading The Double Standard of Black Racism