Category Archives: Racism

COVID and Blue People in Red States

I’ve suspected, without much evidence, one reason red states seem relaxed about COVID, even as it kills more people now in red states than blue states, is that, in those red states, it’s the ‘blue people’, which is to say … Continue reading

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Democrats Need to Push Harder on Social Issues

I know their consultants will say otherwise because they don’t believe Democrats can shift polling numbers on issues or manufacture issues, but Democrats shouldn’t just be passing bills to protect gay marriage and contraception–though that’s very good!–but also codifying the … Continue reading

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Republican Senator Braun Isn’t Racist, He Just Wants to Let States Do Lots of Racisms

Usually, this sort of Kinsley gaffe is committed by state or local politicians, not the August Solons of the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body (boldface mine): U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) said the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial … Continue reading

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The War Against ‘Critical Race Theory’ Is Dumber Than You Can Imagine

And by ‘critical race theory’ I mean teaching anything that might be upsetting to white Christian supremacists. Virginia has a bill pending, H. 781, with the usual ‘anti-CRT’ pablum, but it also has this doozy (boldface mine): B. The Board … Continue reading

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The Party of White Christian Supremacy

Texas Republicans have made it official (boldface mine): In a new political low in Texas, the Republican-dominated state Senate has passed a bill to eliminate a requirement that public schools teach that the Ku Klux Klan and its white supremacist … Continue reading

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Anti-‘CRT’ and Not Taking Personal Responsibility

From Traverse City, Michigan, we find this wonderful example of ‘heartland values’ (boldface mine): Nevaeh Wharton was busy with homework one evening in late April when her phone pinged with a warning. A friend had texted to say something disgusting … Continue reading

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U.S. Politics in One Figure

Well, not all of it. But this figure from Pew pretty much sums up the Republican Party: You’ll note Republicans believe that white people and evangelicals are discriminated against as much as black people. As I’ve noted in a different … Continue reading

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It’s 2020, and Democrats Still Don’t Understand Their Voters

I realize left-ish Twitter has moved on to arguing about why Biden shouldn’t sign one executive order–abolishing government-held student loan debt–that would reward part of his political coalition (it’s Democrats, though, so that’s to be expected. But I’m old enough … Continue reading

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Joshua Chamberlain Just Rolled Over in His Grave

Lest there be any confusion that the Confederate flag is about ‘heritage’, an outgoing Republican member of Maine House of Representatives, would like to set you straight (boldface mine): An outgoing Republican lawmaker who sits on the Lincoln Town Council … Continue reading

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Buttigieg, Policing, and Getting Rolled

There’s a pretty devastating article about the racism in South Bend, Indiana’s police department–for those not paying much attention to the primary, Democratic presidential hopeful and wunderkind Pete Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend. The details are excruciating, but … Continue reading

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