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OPINION: Fort Sumter Redux

by Geov Parrish

Neo-Confederates have wanted to re-litigate the Civil War for generations. Yesterday, they lost again — but their privilege protected them in the effort.

Tuesday night, we learned that even in the Deep South, the political power that flows from white privilege can no longer be assumed. One hundred and sixty years ago, that fear of losing political power— then inspired by an incoming, abolitionist-supported Lincoln administration — sparked the shots fired on Fort Sumter that began the Civil War.

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