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    Alexander Dolitsky

    The writer was raised in the former Soviet Union before settling in the U.S. in 1978. He moved to Juneau in 1986 where he has taught Russian studies at the University of Alaska, Southeast. He is now director of the Alaska-Siberia Research Center and has published extensively in the fields of anthropology, history, archaeology, and ethnography.
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    Opinions on Critical Race Theory & white privilege from Alaska and the world

    I want to share my correspondence from various people around the world who expressed their feelings, voices and beliefs about the concept of “white...

    Melting Pot vs. Multiculturalism: What really causes cultural dysfunction in America today?

    The charges of white privilege,  systemic racism and critical race theories are tearing our country apart and far from a reality. As a result,...

    Alaskan recounts tale of Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union

    When the Soviet Union allowed a number of Soviet Jews to emigrate after the 1967 Six-Day War in the Middle East, expectations of freer Jewish...

    As a Russian immigrant, I learned a difficult but critical lesson about America’s flag

    Down through history people have used rock drawings, language, a smile or handshake, music, songs, legends, national flags and national anthems to communicate ideas,...

    Recalling how the Cold War and Duke Ellington impacted the Soviet Union

    The post-war history of Soviet–American relations, seen from an American perspective, can be summarized as a series of Cold War cycles. The first cycle...

    Schools should instill an appreciation of history, facts and the role of beauty

    Today, our schools, and society at large, should be discussing essential social concepts that provide a background, foundation and historic context of the landscape...

    Alaska-Siberia Air Route heroes played a key role in World War II

    “The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one nation … it must be a peace...

    Russian immigrant recalls first days in America: ‘How lucky I am to be here’

    There are decisive episodes, dreams, words, scenes, facial expressions, meetings, smell and other physical and spiritual phenomenon that are deeply recorded in our memory....

    How isolated minorities preserve religious identity amid dominant secular societies

    Ethnic minorities, religious refugees and other groups segregated by a dominant society have developed and implemented strategies and tactics intended to protect their national...

    How Russian Old Believers keep the faith in modern Alaska

    Profoundly religious, the Russian people were shaken to their core by the Russian Orthodox Church liturgical reforms introduced by Patriarch Nikon (1666–1667) who, under...

    Recalling Soviet intimidation at my U.S. encounter with Vladimir Vysotsky

    I first arrived in America Feb. 1, 1978. An agent of the Immigration and Naturalization Services greeted me at the John F. Kennedy Airport...

    It’s time to expose ‘white privilege’ theory for what it really is

    Activists on the left claim that WPT or “White Privilege Theory” is a social movement for justice, equal rights and opportunities for people of...

    42 years after immigrating to the U.S., they consider me ‘white privileged’

    I first arrived in America from the former Soviet Union on Feb. 1, 1978. An agent of the Immigration and Naturalization Service greeted me...

    Radical socialists aim to usher in a new regime on Nov. 3

    I was reading a prominent American sociologist Charles Murray’s book, “Losing ground: American social policy, 1950–1980,” which is about the terrible failures of the...

    Debunking ‘white privilege theory’ with facts

    Progressive activists claim that "white privilege theory" it is a social construct and social movement for justice, equal rights and opportunities for people of...

    Marxism’s connection to ‘white privilege’ doctrine

    The privilege many hard-working people have enjoyed in our country is because they applied themselves diligently regardless of their color, gender, ethnicity or race....

    United we stand – Divided we fall: Race, ethnicity and minority in America

    In the past, many of my students at Alyeska Central School, the former state correspondence school based in Juneau, and my students at the...

    Neo-Marxism and Utopian socialism in America today

    What practical lessons can we learn from history? There is no simple answer to this question because history is a complex subject. History is...

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