The "Last Week Tonight" host argues that removing the racist symbols is a way to come to terms with American history.
The central mission of our incarceration system, black rights advocates say, is to facilitate the removal of African-Americans from society.
Pretexts and posturing run throughout the public discourse, dominated by partisan apparatchiks around both Trump and the Democrats.
Trump "openly courted and openly activated the forces of white supremacy in this country," the author says.
The icon of the Confederacy and architect of its defeat cost humanity uncounted lives—right up to now.