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From the Dallas Morning News: Houston, Franklin and Jefferson are among Dallas ISD campuses that 'require further research' for possible name changes Corbett Smith, Staff Writer Dallas ISD [Independent School District] is researching the histories of Ben Franklin, Sam Houston, Thomas Jefferson and 17 other historical figures, looking into whether their connections with slavery or... Read More
From the New York Times: Others whose statues and memorials should have been asked about: Thomas Jefferson Woodrow Wilson Franklin Delano Roosevelt (redlining, Japanese internment) Earl Warren (Japanese interment, (giant crime wave)) Oliver Wendell Holmes (eugenics) James Madison (slaveholder) Sam Houston (anti-Mexican, slaveholder, frenemy of Cherokee)
From MSN, an account of the mounting pressure to tear down memorials to the notorious Confederate generals Christopher Columbus and Ulysses S. Grant: A Whole New World: Columbus Statue Could Be Considered for Removal Daniella Silva 46 mins ago As the violence in Charlottesville has reignited a national debate over monuments dedicated to Confederate-era and... Read More
From The Forward: Why Are There No Statues Of Jewish Confederate Judah Benjamin To Tear Down? Ari Feldman August 20, 2017 Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson, the three most famous Confederate heroes, have hundreds of memorials and monuments in public spaces throughout the United States dedicated in their memory. Judah Philip Benjamin,... Read More
From WBUR: Uh-oh, I see a chink in the wooden box that could let the Evil Spirits out. Putting this POW grave marker in a wooden box is a start. But is mere wood strong enough to hold in its Evil Spirit emanations? Think of the children of Boston and even, indeed, New England being... Read More
From The Oklahoman: Uh, Stand Watie? I suspect Ms. Lewis has forgotten her Oklahoma history if she ever knew it. Stand Watie represents Diversity. Or does he? Nobody in the press ever says Clarence Thomas represents diversity on the Supreme Court. "We don't want any of our actions, whether intentional or unintentional, to allow for... Read More
From the Wisconsin State-Journal, keep reading for the poignant details: Oh ... From the Badger Herald in 2016: Conf
I don't know for sure that Palo Alto, CA, the home of the venture capital industry and next door to Stanford U., is really the highest IQ town in America. The highest test score public schools in America are in Lexington, MA, a suburb preferred by Boston area college professors. And I imagine tiny, rich... Read More
My new column in Taki's Magazine offers an overview of the evolution of misleading the public from Pharaoh Akhenaten to the 2016 election. In politics, secrecy and silence are becoming less practical, while noise and distortion are coming to dominate. Thus, the 2016 election raises questions of how strategies of political power are evolving as... Read More
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Steve Sailer is a journalist, movie critic for Taki's Magazine, columnist, and founder of the Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.

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