Weekly Roundup: Patriotic Miseducation

Brad and Dan discuss a coterie of stories at the intersection of race, nation, and religion. First, they dissect the president’s announcement of a new commission on “patriotic education” as a thoroughly Christian nationalist move. They then turn to William Barr’s comments about how COVID shutdowns are the worst annulation of civil liberties in American history except for slavery. They link both these things to the “1619 Project,” clarifying how this is a struggle over who gets to tell the story of the United States and what it means for our implications in it. This leads to a discussion of the many White folks who are recognizing that they can no longer identify with the GOP or the term evangelical because those groups are unwilling to face the realities–and responsibilities–of the American narrative. Finally, they reveal the hypocrisy of pro-life groups silent on the mass hysterectomies reportedly taking place at ICE detention centers. 

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