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Dear Reader:

As preservationists, architects, designers, educators, historians, tradespeople, students, and citizen advocates we call on the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other institutions and publications to use the active voice, directly state “White people” or “White enslavers” instead of euphemisms for White people, and use language and grammar of truth when writing about slavery or other violent aspects of slavery, Jim Crow, lynching, and other forms of apartheid in the US.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) encourages historians and historic preservationists to #TellTheFullStory about US History, and rightly so. …

*Spoiler Alert + Trigger Warning for sexual violence and general violence.*

“People think they want something. But they don’t.”

Tweet from Brandon David Wilson

The opening quote is a subtweet to the tweet above both shared by Brandon David Wilson on April 10, 2021, about Them (2021), a ten-episode series that premiered on April 9, on Amazon Prime. Them, created and executive produced by Little Marvin and executive produced by Lena Waithe and directors include Janicza Bravo, depicts the experience of a Black family that integrates the all-White neighborhood of Compton, CA in the 1950s. Yep, that’s right, like Flatbush…


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