When AR-15s are carried by white people, they are run-of-the-mill firearms used for hunting; when black people carry them, they are assault rifles.
UNC’s Silent Sam has come down, much to the consternation of the racists who wanted him to continue standing.
While others have rightfully covered the bigotry involved in Laura Ingraham’s statement, the lies that sit at its premise must not be overlooked and excused away as trivial.
Andrew Sullivan is outraged that somebody else on the internet is making wildly offensive claims about entire groups of people.
The New York Times’ defense of radicalization is inadequate.
Those who defend the police insist that perceptions made in the moment matter most of all and should trump all other concerns and criticisms. They are onto something.
The NFL had to choose between its black players and its conservative white fans. It, very predictably, went with its conservative, white fans.
A mediation upon history and the cultural impact of Donald Trump’s electoral victory.
Likely, not many
“Expect to be called a demogogue, but dont be a demogogue.”
I displayed my support of a political candidate who is unpopular in my geographic area, and learned something important.
School busing desegregation and the ambiguous motivations behind opposition to it.
Mark Steyn is a good writer. Hillary Clinton is a married woman. Neither of these facts should be important when discussing Presidential politics.
The South is so obsessed with one short, horrible moment in its past that it continues to limit the inclusiveness of its future.
Where we learn that pointing out institutional racism is inflammatory
Thoughts about the riots in Baltimore. But it can’t be just about the riots, can it?
There’s something important happening in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. The Seattle Seahawks, led by Marshawn Lynch, are finally sticking it to the corrupt NFL.
For the majority of Americans outraged by the tragic shooting of Michael Brown, last week’s grand jury decision in Ferguson was worse than unjust.
It was inconvenient.
A building, a vehicle, and a flag cause a politician to resign… Wait, what?
Tod observes that we only ever seem to have one of two different kinds of conversation about racism in America.
We need a third.
Paul Bloom’s research on infant morality has turned my assumptions about the origins of racism on its head.
The public aftermath of the racist comments by the NBA Clippers’ owner offers a perfect microcosm for why the GOP fails so spectacularly at minority outreach. It also offers insight as to how that can reality be changed.
For those looking for a panacea to all of the goodwill generated by the current Love Symposium, here’s a quick off-the-top-of-my-head theory that should allow people to revel in a little fun dose of Tod-hating.
If you guessed that what’s going on here isn’t exactly about Christianity, I’m in agreement with you.
Poor little Madi. Let’s use her to spew our hateful rhetoric.
Lovers and haters both are defending Richard Cohen’s eye-raising and seemingly racist Washington Post column. What is needed, the defenders say, is context, a more generous reading, and a retroactive editing of a few poorly chosen words. Tod Kelly does just that.
Like the ten thousand spoons and all that.
Tod Kelly argues that there’s only one real difference: NRO was willing to part ways with Derbyshire for his embarrassingly offensive racism, while the Washington Post seems to be OK with Cohen’s.
Kazzy discusses how the unprecedented success of people from traditionally marginalized groups tells us as much about how far we still need to go as how far we’ve come.
A minor football team in Ottawa has done the right thing (finally), dropping the racist moniker. But will Washington’s NFL team ever show the same basic decency?
Mike Dwyer wonders how much of what we view as racism is in fact a clash of cultures.
Gonna take a whole lot of pixie dust to lift the racism out of Disney’s “Peter Pan”
I wish I could write more on the subject, but for now I will simply say that the Philadelphia Eagles absolutely should cut Riley Cooper after his violent and racist diatribe. If what his teammates suggest in this article is at all true, he must go.
Being perfectly willing to pick at an old scab, I’ll highlight this column in The Guardian about the start of the George Zimmerman trial. Mr. Zimmerman’s attorneys are attempting to paint a very specific picture of the young victim. Reniqua Allen writes:
“We consider the underlying fallacy of the plaintiff’s argument to consist in the assumption that the enforced separation of the two races stamps the colored race with a badge of inferiority. If this be so, it is not by reason of anything found in the act, but solely because the colored race chooses to put…
Hello again dear reader. Why yes, this is another post in as many days… While I rant and rage in comments, I try to keep polemics out of my front page posts and stick to topics I’m comfortable discussing if not without passion, then without rancor. I’m going to break that tradition just this once,…