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My great-grandfather’s story of theft aboard The Robert E. Lee

The family and I have spent the last four days in the Maine woods, where my aunt and her husband had rented a cabin so that our extended family could celebrate my father’s 75th birthday together. Aside from falling in Maine’s largest lake while completely clothed, having to scrub vomit from the upholstery of a […]

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Inside Landline: Juliet Hinely, The Listen Inn [audio production]

Since we first launched Landline Creative Labs, I’ve been wanting to start a series of interviews with our tenants, asking what they’re up to, and, through them, trying to get a better sense as to the direction in which Ypsi’s creative energy may be flowing. Here, in our first installment, I talk with Juliet Hinely, […]

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Is it possible that our local white supremacists don’t realize that not all Civil War memorials celebrate the Confederacy?

Earlier today, the following social media post was forwarded to a reader of this site, who, in turn, shared it with me. It apparently shows white supremacist literature at the base of Ypsilanti’s Civil War memorial in Highland Cemetery. At the bottom of the above image, you’ll notice one of the comments that was left […]

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Having attempted unsuccessfully to convince us that his sympathies don’t lie with Nazis, Trump returns to racist form

Yesterday, we saw a focused, scripted Donald Trump attempt to put our minds at ease and convince us that, despite what it might have looked like in the days following the attack on Charlottesville, he really shares our believe that white supremacists are repugnant. Well, as that particular speech didn’t yield the results that our […]

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Donald Trump and American’s “cherished history” of white supremacy

As we discussed yesterday, included in Donald Trump’s scripted comments about the domestic terrorist attack that left one woman dead and nineteen injured over this past weekend in Charlottesville, was the phrase, “cherish our history.” It’s something that stood out to me when I first heard the President say it, and it’s something that I’ve […]

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