Category Archives: Racism

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

Posted in Democrats, Racism

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

Posted in Racism, Resistance Rebellion And Death

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

Posted in Automobiles, Racism, The Rule of Law | 1 Comment

Democratic Voters Are Better Than, but Many Are Still Bad

And we need to recognize that. Last week, this poll came across the transom: As you might imagine, it was correctly viewed as bigotry. Then the polling outfit broke this down by party affiliation: < While most people were focusing … Continue reading

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Stop Talking About ‘Love’ And ‘Hate.’ Bigotries Are Ideologies

While I’m gladdened by the outpouring of support after another synagogue shooting, I’m getting tired of framing this as a battle between ‘love’ and ‘hate.’ Bigotries, whether they be anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, or racist, are not just psychological dysfunctions, nor are … Continue reading

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