An Itinerant Inheritance

by Rachel Ida Buff Photo credit   I AM MOST MY FATHER’S DAUGHTER when I am anywhere on the road. I channel his uncanny ability to find anything, anywhere: chicken soup for a cold in rural Oregon, a shortcut back to the motel in Flagstaff, Arizona. I steer my husband and daughters along back roads, trying to […]

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Communist Immigrant Advocates Whom History Erased

by Rachel Ida Buff   IN THE CURRENT CLIMATE of escalating racism and xenophobia, it sometimes seems as though immigrant rights advocates are up against an unprecedented attack. But white supremacy and apprehension about the foreign-born are nothing new in U.S. history. In a colonial society founded on indigenous displacement and built by the labor of enslaved […]

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