Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

SunLit interview: David A. Varel sought to close “gaping chasm” between history and public

David A. Varel is an affiliate faculty member of history at Metropolitan State University-Denver and the author of two books: “The Scholar and the Struggle: Lawrence Reddick’s Crusade for Black History and Black Power” and “The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought.” He earned his PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015 […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Silverman: End the filibuster on voting-rights legislation to stop election-rigging schemes

A recent Lincoln Project podcast was compelling. Beto O’Rourke defended Texas House Democrats’ desperate exodus from Texas to avoid enactment of legislation built on Trump’s Big Lie.  Voting rights are civil rights. Beto announced a march from Georgetown to Austin, which would culminate Saturday morning with a rally at the Texas Capitol. “It is going […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

FBI, federal prosecutors have been reviewing Elijah McClain’s death

The FBI and federal prosecutors have been reviewing Elijah McClain’s death for a potential civil rights investigation since last year. The review is ongoing, federal authorities say, and the city of Aurora has been cooperating. “The standard practice of the Department of Justice is to not discuss the existence or progress of ongoing investigations. However, […]

Posted inColoradans, Culture

Training white people in Colorado to be “anti-racist” (not just “not racist”) is one step in the fight to correct historic wrongs

On a crisp Saturday morning in Boulder, 50 people, most of whom were white, streamed into the basement of a stately old downtown church to spend three hours immersed in the history of racism in America, a lesson that included uncomfortable truths, disturbing images and a belief that knowledge, ever powerful, could lead to change. […]