The human sacrifice double standard

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A clip has been making the rounds on social media of right-wing media personality Candace Owens talking about the campaign to rename Columbus Day to honor the indigenous peoples of the Americas. She told conservative radio host Dennis Prager: “[The Native Americans] cannibalized, they ate, they had sacrifices… The Aztecs killed hundreds of thousands of kids sacrificed to the rain gods. That stuff stopped when white men started…

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Justin Ward

Justin Ward

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD