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In case you've been missing out on some of the best historical writing out there today, you should be sure to check out Made by History, a column dedicated to bringing history to bear upon current events at the Washington Post. Since August 2017, they've been busy publishing brief takes from brilliant historians on a wide variety of topics. Personal favorites include:
- "Good Corporate Citizenship Won't End Racism: The NFL Must Do More" by Jessica Levy,
- The dirty (and racist) origins of Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant slur: How the connection between race and waste shapes not only slurs but policy and economics by Carl Zimring,
- The Real Scandal at the EPA? It's not keeping us safe by Frederick Rowe Davis.
- Ida B. Wells Offere the Solution to Police Violence More Than 100 Years Ago The By Keisha N. Blain