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A Few Words on Bigotry

  Years ago when I was a bit younger  (but still very much a grown adult of the world) I was traveling by car on business.  A young man we’d just hired was accompanying me. We’d put a number of hours on the road and I was finding him to be great company.  He was…

Anti-Muslim Bigotry & Double Standards

Except that I do not think the Juan Williams Incident qualifies as outright bigotry, I do agree with Greenwald on this point: The double standard in our political discourse — which tolerates and even encourages anti-Muslim bigotry while stigmatizing other forms — has been as beneficial as it has been glaring.  NPR’s firing of Juan…

The More Important Question is Why

A few weeks back, Rufus asked whether there had been a recent uptick in people protesting against the construction of mosques and Islamic religious institutions.  As the recent NY Times piece (with which I assume all are familiar) demonstrated, the answer to this question is, sadly, an unequivocal “yes.”  Although little of this uptick has involved…