Category Archives: Racism

The Puzzling Thing About Race and Achievement

In reading this Boston Globe piece about a discrimination lawsuit filed against Harvard by Asian-Americans who claim Asian-Americans with excellent records are less likely to be admitted to Harvard, it occurred to me that there’s a very interesting subtext about … Continue reading

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Not All Baltimoreans

Or as we used to say in D.C., Baltimorons. Kidding aside, it’s interesting how some riots apply to all members of a group, while others only to a certain pathological subset: None of that means that the riots would have … Continue reading

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“She Called Us Thugs”: A Class Divide As Well

One of the things that has gone missing in the discussions of recent events in Baltimore is the role of class. As we like to say around here, there are never any Marxists around when you need them (with the … Continue reading

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Maybe the Riots Were Heard?

Paul Waldman asks a very good question (boldface mine): …police officers getting charged with murder and manslaughter is an extremely rare occurrence, and it forces us to ask a difficult question: Would this have happened if the protests in Baltimore … Continue reading

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When Corruption and Race Collide

A while ago, I argued that racism and corruption are inseparable–when you find one, the other will follow: In my experience, bigoted and racist local governments are usually the most corrupt: you can’t decide that laws will be applied unequally … Continue reading

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Enact and Legislate the Change You Want to Be

While discussing Starbucks’ attempt to foster ‘conversations’ about race, David Shih makes an excellent point (boldface mine): Above, Starbucks lays out a simple plan for “change” that begins with “conversation.” Conversation ostensibly leads to empathy, which is really supposed to … Continue reading

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The Depressing Thing About the SAE Bigot Eruption

By now, you might have heard about the Oklahoma University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (‘SAE’) which recently had a slight bigot eruption, including singing this little ditty:

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