The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer has ignited a global groundswell of protests decrying systemic police brutality against Black Americans. The Black Lives Matter marches and rallies have forced a reevaluation regarding Confederate statues throughout the United States.
Jeff Sessions' latest dog-whistle has roots in the medieval, and is yet another attempt to weaponize the Middle Ages for racist purposes. Part XLIII of Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Ken Mondschein.
The final scenes of The Last Jedi are straight out of a 14th-century medieval tale. But Rian Johnson has turned the medieval message on its head and thrown a gauntlet to alt-Right fascism. Asa Mittman explores. Part XLII of Race, Racism and the Middle Ages.