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Thomas Dixon Jr: The great-granddaddy of American white nationalism

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Thomas Dixon Jr: The great-granddaddy of American white nationalism

The Washington Post - Diane Roberts is a journalist and professor of English at Florida State University. Her most recent book is "Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America."

The United States has never quite gotten over the Civil War. It has never gotten over Reconstruction, either, that brief experiment when people of color tried to exercise full citizenship. The failure is evident when the president of the United States calls immigrants “vermin” and warns of Mexican …

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