Category Archives: Racism

When Culture Becomes a Structural Force

When a certain vein of the culture wars opens up–the one where people discuss what is wrong with Black America (usually while excluding Black America from said discussion)–the discussion inevitably falls back to the battle between culturalist and structuralist positions. … Continue reading

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Protests Seem to Be Doing Something

According to Gallup, the Ferguson/Eric Garner protests seem to have affected public opinion: It remains to be seen how this will be translated into policy at the local, state, and federal levels. But that can’t happen without this issue becoming … Continue reading

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More on Our Decaying Suburban Hellholes and De Facto Racism

Or why we need Social Justice Zoning Commissions. While I’ve mentioned this before, it’s worth noting again that our suburbs are fundamentally unstable–if they do not change, they will become poorer and poorer (boldface mine): …the default setting of the … Continue reading

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Giuliani Blames Teachers Unions For Eric Garner’s Death

St. Rudy 9/11 crapped out this turd (boldface mine): He then turned his fire on teachers unions, claiming they are to blame for the problem of poor schools in black neighborhoods. “Maybe all these left-wing politicians that want to blame … Continue reading

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The Case For Disruptive Protests

Not faux disruption or political theater, but actually inconveniencing people. Zaid Jilani: Most people, when faced with a policy that makes them feel uncomfortable, will attempt to ignore the entire problem rather than fix it. That’s why these protests matter.

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We White People Are Regressing

No, we really, really are (boldface mine): About 50 activists marching from Ferguson to Jefferson City encountered a hostile counter-protest Wednesday in Rosebud. About 200 people met the marchers as they reached Rosebud around noon, activists said. A display of … Continue reading

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This Is Post-Racial America: The St. Louis Rams Fans’ Edition

While people can get very tribal about football (both the U.S.-ian and global kinds), this response to a Ferguson-related protest at a St. Louis Rams game is not encouraging (boldface mine): Stadium protester Shannon Wilson said, “We chanted in protest … Continue reading

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