Race Issues
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Biden, Harris hold first joint event

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/12/20, 06:42 pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he was proud to have Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at his side in “a battle for the soul of the nation.” The presumptive Democratic nominee and his newly named running mate shared the stage on Wednesday in Wilmington, Del. Biden and Harris will accept their party’s nominations virtually at next week’s Democratic National Convention.

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Illustration by Daniel Baxter

The complexities of the past

Q&A | Pay attention to racial history—but be skeptical about the 1619 Project
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/12/20, 01:29 pm

Allen Guelzo, an American historian and Princeton University professor, is the author of more than a dozen books and winner of both the Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize for books on America’s 16th president. Here are edited excerpts of our recent conversation on the 1619 Project—coming soon to a school near you—and the history of race in America. 

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Police, protesters continue to clash in Portland

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/10/20, 02:33 am

A small group of protesters lit a fire inside the Portland, Ore., police union building on Saturday night, causing police to declare a riot and advance on the group. The group then built a barricade in the Kenton neighborhood and lit parts of it on fire. Police declared another riot on Sunday night as 200 protesters marched to the police union building before officers dispersed the crowd.

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