Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated in the Name of White Supremacy

But your history textbook didn’t teach you that. Wonder why?

Tim Wise

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The assassination of President Lincoln, Wikimedia Commons

As we’ve learned from recent battles over how American schools should teach about the history of racism, many white folks steadfastly reject the idea that white supremacy is deeply ingrained in that history and has shaped the nation as we know it.

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Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)