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What to make of those in the south who claim the Confederate flag as part of a properly American southern heritage? Ta-Nehisi Coates is eloquent: But people can fly the Confederate Flag and have a serious, evidently credible argument, about its “precise meaning,” mostly because of a long historical fight to make the Civil War, [...]
Apparently this is a vintage 27 second TV spot for an actual 1960′s exploitation film: via postbourgie (which also has a good post on the cop video from earlier). Your Thoughts?
Sometimes, there’s just no excerpting from a piece, you just have to insist people read the whole thing. Read Roger Ebert’s whole piece on how we come to think and feel as we do with respect to race and the consequences of what we do about it. Your Thoughts?
This image is part of a mural, based on photographs of students from the Arizona school on whose outer wall it is painted. Radio host Steve Blair fomented baseless anti-minority outrage among his listeners, leading the school to decide to “lighten up” the image of the boy in the foreground so he looked “happier”. Blair [...]
Diana Bass complains: It just wasn’t very funny to see four smart American women parading western consumerism and sexualized identity in blatantly insensitive and anti-religious ways in a traditional world. Wait a minute, what she describes may not be funny but it’s certainly the best thing I’ve heard about the film from everything that I’ve [...]
ProfMTH explores the issue with a wealth of information, siding against such exemptions: The second video is chock full of legal information. The most interesting bit in here is where he discusses Antonin Scalia’s strong case against religious exemptions and Sonia Sotomayor’s general support for them. 1. Regarding Christian Legal Society v. Martinez– –the decision [...]
Must be all that reverse racism we suffer from after 40 years of political correctness and affirmative action to blame. If only we had been listening to the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks and FOX News’s of the world all these years, we whites might have ten times the assets of our black counterparts instead [...]
Earlier today I posted excerpts from a really insightful essay by Tim Wise talking about the differences in perception that people would have were the tea party protesters black, rather than white. In reply, one of my Facebook friends, tipped me off to this genuinely eye-opening lecture from Wise: Your Thoughts?