Category Archives: Racism

What Believing Welfare Reform Was Good Means In Reality

And it’s worth noting one candidate supported welfare reform for a very long time–Clinton–and one opposed it, Sanders. The reality, not the rhetoric (boldface mine): A generation earlier, even people in Scott’s situation had advantages that she lacks. They tended … Continue reading

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Progressives and the Memory Lacuna of the New Democrat’s Heyday

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, reminds us of the 1990s (boldface mine): If anyone doubts that the mainstream media fails to tell the truth about our political system (and its … Continue reading

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Forgetting History: The New Democrat Edition

Not that my perusing of the internet should be in any way considered an unbiased sample, but I’ve noticed that, among Clinton supporters, there is complete amnesia–or perhaps willful ignorance–about the zenith of the New Democrats from the later 1980s … Continue reading

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They Went Somewhere

Over at Jacobin, there’s an interesting article about 1930s radio personality Father Coughlin, who was widely reviled for his anti-Semitism. It turns out he was quite the open supporter of flat-out fascism (boldface mine): The US hasn’t seen the stirrings … Continue reading

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Palinism Enters the Mainstream

It seems the notion of the Republican Party being a white nationalist party is picking up currency among the punditocracy. Over at Vox (boldface mine): You don’t see working-class Latinos and African Americans rallying to Trump’s standard, even though economic … Continue reading

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But They’re Not Racists

This is what Trump hath wrought (boldface mine): A middle-aged man who declined to give his name initiated an exchange with me. “You look like a boy who’s up to no good,” he said. “Don’t call me boy, boy,” I … Continue reading

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Trump’s Highly Successful Jewish Outreach Program

Well, after insulting nearly everyone else, it was the Jews’ turn (boldface mine): On Thursday, Republican front-runner Donald Trump delivered a speech before the Republican Jewish Coalition in which he essentially praised members of the organization for being a bunch … Continue reading

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