2021 is just like 1890 — Mistakes Were Made

After the Civil War, the U.S. government passed three Constitutional amendments in succession, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. The 13th abolished slavery, the 14th gave African Americans equal protection under Federal law and the 15th gave African American men the right to vote.

The losing forces on the other side of the Civil War didn’t like any of these amendments, but they…