Associate Professor, Department of Global International and Area Studies

John Cox

Confederate Memorials: Celebrating Racism, Erasing History

By John Cox

August 29, 2017

“All those folks worried about erasing history when Confederate monuments come down will be thrilled to learn about the existence of books.” – Jamil Smith, August 16


“All black Americans are born into a society which is determined—repeat, determined—that they shall never know the truth about themselves or their society.” – James Baldwin, “Black Power,” 1968 (in Baldwin, The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Essays...

You Should Fear Racist Hysteria and Islamophobia, Not Muslims

Part I
(Too much to write about in one post)

Here are a few facts to consider while contemplating the events of recent days:

● Might as well confront this right away, since so many people are thinking about it: The ISIS murderers are “Muslims” to the same degree that King Leopold II, who you’ve probably never heard of, was a “Christian.” Leopold killed 10 million people. Others who called themselves Christians killed at least 100 million people in the 20th century....

Justice delayed, deferred, denied: Injustice at the Hague

Justice Delayed, Deferred, Denied: Injustice at The Hague


May 2, 2016

Late last month — more than two decades after their crimes — the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Radovan Karadžić, chief political leader of the Bosnian Serb nationalists during the wars and genocide of 1992-1995,  guilty of war crimes and sentenced him to 40 years. It could be said that justice was delayed and deferred, if not outright denied....

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