Chinese in Roman England?; UN group calls for slave reparations; Spiritualism in 19th century New Orleans; Debate makes history

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Super interesting archeological find in England: At the height of the Roman Empire’s glory, London (Londinium) was apparently even more cosmopolitan that once believed. The skeletons of Chinese men have been found in a Roman cemetery there and they date to about 2,000 years ago.

A U.N. affiliated group has issued a report arguing that the US government owes African Americans financial reparations for slavery and “racial terrorism.”

It isn’t October yet, but here’s a good creepy start to Halloween month: Over on the UNC Press blog they have a post from Emily Suzanne Clark,  assistant professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University and author of a new book about a group of spiritualists in 19th century New Orleans. 

And speaking of creepy: the debate last night was classic Trump, perfectly playing the angry white American guy. As expected, the debate turned out to be the most watched in US history.  I don’t have the energy for a commentary on the debates, at least today. But this picture that has been going around the internet pretty much sums up my opinion of what went down:

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Enough said. Looks like Trump picked the wrong time to stop sniffing glue.

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