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,…
In Oklahoma, this story has been unfolding for the past few days: TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two men were arrested Sunday in a shooting rampage that left three people dead and terrorized Tulsa’s black community, and police said one of the suspects may have been trying to avenge his father’s shooting two years ago by…
OK, I know that for supporters of the Right here that it’s a sign of either my intellectual dishonesty or my being an intellectual lightweight that I can hear even echoes of racism in hoodie-gate, the “food stamp president,” Newt’s telling white South Carolinians that what blacks need is to learn the value of a…
Being a white male of means, I’m never entirely comfortable getting on a soapbox and talking about racism. You never know what is really in another person’s heart, and it’s difficult to unpack what you yourself are bringing to the party from your own head. Plus, most talks of racism neatly divide everyone into the…
First things first, I’d like to apologize to mistermix for the rudeness of my last piece on the matter. Mainly I was feeling jaded over various Twitter exchanges that occurred prior to my reading his post, and it simply opened whatever petty wound I’d been smarting over. It was an uncharitable response, and not really…
~by Ryan B. Lots of spoilers for the whole series, up to and including A Dance with Dragons. Reader beware. Now that we’re past our contretemps of the last few days, maybe it’s time to talk about things that are actually are kind of problematic in A Song of Ice and Fire. Sean T. Collins…