The facts and narratives of American power have changed a lot.
Civil rights giants like Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson used to hold differing views on race, but now they are viewed as racist because of the way they express their views.
Privilege was once seen as so natural by some white people that they didn't even know it was privilege.
It can be very frightening for them to hear other people tell stories in which they are not the heroes, but the villains, especially when they can't tell what happened.
Archie Bunker confronted not just the claims for equal treatment that drove him crazy but also the loss of the majority status that made his own claims to power legitimate in his eyes in the first place.
The majority group doesn't have to think of itself as a race because it is the dominant group.
If whites are just one group among many, they will experience race in a different way.
They might wonder why people are talking about the past when it feels like they are being discriminated against today.
When they complain about what they think is unjust treatment, they are told they are "politically incorrect," "insensitive," and racist.
Rush Limbaugh is a right-wing radio host who stirs up resentment and is now a potent political force.
Many European countries have thriving right-wing political parties that base their appeal on nationalism.
Donald Trump's election to the presidency in 2016 was a result of such movements in the past that we have now.
The demographic trends that are reconstituting the American population and reducing whites to minority status can only be anxiety-inducing for them.
Donald Trump's rhetoric of inflaming but also validating the unease and concern they have already experienced, must have been a breath of fresh air to the people.
It was as if the power the white supremacists sought was finally in sight.
It must have felt as if someone, finally, was listening to Trump supporters who were not white supremacists.
Given the racial atrocities of our American history, acknowledging that feeling of white disorientation and grievance might be necessary for us to fully understand the stakes in civil rights politics today and the challenges it will have to meet in the future.
Nativist movements in other countries have been able to play off such emotions because the culture has not found a way to respond.
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There were both women and men at the Women's Rights Convention, but the convention was dominated by men who believed that women were not capable of doing the things men did and were not made equal by God.
An emancipated slave from New York, Sojourner Truth had a commanding presence and a speaking voice.
Listeners were torn between cheer and tears when she spoke.
Truth has become the stuff of legend, but her speech still has a powerful comment on gender roles.
Man didn't have anything to do with Him.
The men need to let them do it.
Old Sojourner doesn't have anything to say now that he's been admonished for hearing me.
When she was thirty years old, New York freed all of its slaves.
Various groups have fought for equal treatment under the law because they have been denied their civil rights.
The remedies for the denial of equal rights have been provided by all three branches of the government.
Changing the law to guarantee equality of opportunity is one of the remedies that groups that are discriminated against may seek.
De jure discrimination is created by laws that treat people differently and de facto discrimination is when societal tradition and habit lead to social segregation.
The first civil rights movement in the United States was led by African Americans.
African Americans defeated de jure discrimination by forming interest groups such as the NAACP.
The education and wage gap between African Americans and whites is a sign of discrimination.
Affirmative action is controversial because it could remedy discrimination.
African Americans have made great strides but still have a lot of inequality.
Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans have fought to gain economic and social equality.
Congressional control of their lands has led to the development of casinos.
Hispanics have used boycotts and voter education drives to stem the success of English-only movements.
Asian Americans aim for equal political clout, but they have gained economic power because of their scholarly achievement.
Women's rights movements had challenges to power, a traditional way of life and economic profit.
Efforts to give women greater protection of the law are a result of early activists being restricted from using the courts and Congress.
Gays, youth, the elderly, and the disabled enjoy the most fundamental civil rights, but they still face discrimination.
The laws regarding gays, lesbians, and trans people are usually motivated by moral beliefs, social order, and cost-efficiency.
Discrimination on the basis of citizenship status continues to be an issue in the United States, despite the fact that the rights of noncitizens are unclear.
Civil rights in the United States have been propelled by group action, an example of democracy.
Collective action allows those seeking change and equality to put pressure on lawmakers and the courts.
The Supreme Court's current formula for determining what sorts of discrimination need what sort of legal remedy can be seen back to image.