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Quote or No Quote #33 – Muhammad Ali | No Viet Cong Ever Called Me N****r

When asked about being drafted for the Vietnam War, Muhammad Ali is often quoted as saying, “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong.” This was immediately followed by …

Professor Buzzkill #112 – Irish Slaves Myth

The Irish slaves myth claims that Irish people were enslaved by the British and sent to the Americas (especially the Caribbean) to work on plantations. This myth primarily appears in …

Quote or No Quote #32 – Chief Seattle | We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children

Seattle supposedly said to the colonizers, as a parting piece [syn] of wisdom about generational stewardship of land and nature, “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we …

Professor Buzzkill #111 – The Lost Cause Myth

The Lost Cause is one of the most troubling aspects of American history. The ways in which the Confederacy and the pre-Civil War south has been romanticized and fictionalized has …

Quote or No Quote #31 – Mark Twain | Life is just one damn thing after another

Sometimes, Buzzkillers, the stars just seem to align. There’s a meteor shower and a rainbow on the same day. And a whole bunch of writers, pundits, journalists, and aphorists come …

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