Children saying the Pledge of Allegiance in front of an American flag.
Children saying the Pledge of Allegiance in front of an American flag.
Courtesy of the Baltimore Sun.

We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of “separate but equal” has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.

The above quote comes from the 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, in which the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously declared that the use of racial segregation laws in public schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and was thus unconstitutional. …


History is a set of lies that people have agreed upon.
-Napolean Bonaparte

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On Saturday, November 6, 1869, 25 students from what was then called the College of New Jersey in the town of Princeton made the 20 mile trip from their campus to New Brunswick. There they were hosted by 25 students from Rutgers College. In front of approximately 100 spectators, and using a set of rules that would be largely unrecognizable to modern audiences, the two groups played what the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes as the first college football game. …


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Most people with a general knowledge of American history are likely broadly aware of the events that occurred in the United States from 1863 to 1865 and the importance they hold for African Americans. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued an executive order that came to be known as the Emancipation Proclamation, which was a wartime order that changed the status of three million residents in 10 rebel states from enslaved to free. Nearly three years later, in December 1865, Congress officially ratified the 13th Amendment, which technically outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude (with caveats) throughout the nation.

On September 22, 2017, Lincoln’s most recent successor, Donald Trump, visited Huntsville, Alabama to campaign for Luther Strange, the junior Senator who was running to keep his seat. During a speech, the president mused about a few players in the National Football League who had been engaging in a protest by taking a knee or raising a fist when the national anthem was played prior to the playing of games. …


(This post includes discussion of sexual assault.)

Ma’lik Richmond is a walk-on defensive end for the football team at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. In the Penguins’ 59–9 win over Central Connecticut State University on September 16th, Richmond entered the game late in the third quarter and played through to the conclusion. He was credited with two tackles.

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Ma’lik Richmond is also a convicted rapist.

On March 17, 2013 Richmond, then 17 years old, was found guilty of penetrating an unconscious young woman while at a party that happened seven months prior, in his hometown of Steubenville, Ohio. His high school teammate, Trent Mays, was found guilty of the same crime, along with an additional one of disseminating child pornography because pictures had been taken and shared via social media (the victim was 16 at the time). …

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