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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Classic Westerns from the mid-20th century are critical to our understanding of race in contemporary America.(Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Emery: Time to Move Past the Whitewashed Wild West

By Nate Emery March 28, 2020

  The scene opens with a wide-angle view of the Great Plains. Mighty winds blow clear across the grass as smoke billows from the stack of a train far in the distance. Two men on horseback enter...