Category Archives: Racism

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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Economic Anxiety and Suicide

During the 2016 election (and afterwards too), there was an entire cottage industry devoted to arguing that economic issues didn’t play any role in the election outcome (or so small as to not matter). The first study used to justify … Continue reading

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Opposition to Gay Marriage and Voting Democratic in Spite of Bigotry

Recently, the Buttigieg campaign and his defenders were suggesting that he’s attracting very little (to be generous) black support due to black anti-gay bigotry. Needless to say, this did not go over very well at all. According to Pew, there … Continue reading

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Stephen Miller, Shanda

The definition of chutzpah is murdering your parents and then asking for mercy because you’re an orphan. With that, we bring you this latest Republican defense of white supremacist and reason for Judaism to bring back excommunication, Stephen Miller (boldface … Continue reading

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Racism Is an Ideology

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted: For a lot of white people, racism is a powerful organizing principle through which they organize how they think about the world (that makes it no less reprehensible). But there are … Continue reading

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The Ideology of the Thurmond Presidency

Colbert King describes Il Trumpe to a T (boldface mine): Let’s cut out all the mealy-mouthed reporting about who Trump is and what he is up to. America has in Trump the kind of president it would have had if … Continue reading

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They Are Who We Said They Were

Say it ain’t so, Saint Ronnie! (boldface mine): The day after the United Nations voted to recognize the People’s Republic of China, then–California Governor Ronald Reagan phoned President Richard Nixon at the White House and vented his frustration at the … Continue reading

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Deplorables Still Walk Among Us

And there are more of them than just a few years ago (boldface mine): Three in ten (30%) Americans say they think it should be permissible for a small business owner in their state to refuse to provide services to … Continue reading

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Cars Turned Everyone Into Lawbreakers

And we’re still paying the price for that. There’s a really interesting article about the effects of the automobile on policing and law enforcement (read the whole thing). For me, this was the key part (boldface mine): Contrary to what … Continue reading

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