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Archive for January 16th, 2013

On this day in 1975: Black hecklers prevent David Duke, a little-known Ku Klux Klansman from Louisiana, from speaking at the University of North Carolina’s Memorial Auditorium. Chancellor Ferebee Taylor calls the incident “a transgression of one of the highest and noblest traditions of this institution.” Duke will go on to form the National Association […]

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I am a person who wears hats, so perhaps it was inevitable that I would notice when campaigns used headgear to make a point. Chapeaux faux-pas have been a bit of a tradition in American politics—many of us remember the unfortunate images of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis in a helmet or the tittering when […]

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