Welcome to Florida under Ron DeSantis: Imagine a race-neutral account of the Rosa Parks story

This is a rush issue, thrown together while waiting for my car to be serviced (a routine service). I’m sitting here at Rohrich Toyota’s Internet Cafe, going through my email, and there are just too many stories to delay, too many to try to find when I get back to my desktop. Helluva Friday.


White Christian nationalism (Trumpism)

Fig. 1. In terms of geographic area, Pennsylvania is very much a white Christian nationalist kind of place. Photograph by author, January 5, 2023.

Bess Levin, “In Ron DeSantis’s Florida, a Textbook Publisher Deleted Any Mention of Race in the Story of Rosa Parks,” Vanity Fair, March 16, 2023, https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2023/03/ron-desantis-florida-rosa-parks-textbook


United States


Ishaan Tharoor, “20 years later, U.S. invasion of Iraq hangs over war in Ukraine,” Washington Post, March 17, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com//world/2023/03/17/iraq-invasion-ukraine-history-shadow/

Shawn Yuan, “Health and the invasion of Iraq: 20 years later,” Lancet 401 (March 18, 2023): 891-892, https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(23)00558-5.pdf


Fig. 1. Photograph by Joachim F. Thurn, August 1991, Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F089030-0003, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE.

Toby Axelrod, “In Berlin, Netanyahu faces tough questions from a key ally, while Israelis abroad protest,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, March 16, 2023, https://www.jta.org/2023/03/16/global/in-berlin-netanyahu-faces-tough-questions-from-a-key-ally-while-israelis-abroad-protest



Fig. 1. Lake Erie, from Presque Isle State Park. Photograph by author, April 3, 2021.

Gene Ware, “From settlement to city: A history of early Erie and how it and the county grew,” Erie Times-News, March 17, 2023, https://www.goerie.com/story/lifestyle/columns/2023/03/17/erie-pa-history-presque-isle-erie-triangle-waterford-turnpike/70009079007/



Fig. 1. Post-collapse scene at the Fern Hollow Bridge, photograph by National Transportation Safety Board, January 29, 2022, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Ed Blazina, “Mayor: Let’s ‘dramatically expedite’ fixing the Charles Anderson Bridge,” Pittsburgh Union Progress, March 16, 2023, https://www.unionprogress.com/2023/03/16/16310/

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