Ebert On The Arizona Mural Story

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? [Read more...]

Radio Host Fired After Pressuring Arizona To Change A Mural Explains Himself

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 [Read More...]

Sex And The City 2 (And Religion) (And Feminism) (And Race) (And Homophobia)

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 [Read More...]

ZJ Defends “Everybody Draws Muhammad Day”

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Should Religions Be Exempt From Laws Otherwise Applicable To Others?

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 [Read More...]

Huge, Growing, Income Gap Between Whites And Blacks In America

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 [Read More...]

Tim Wise On “The Pathology Of White Privilege”

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? [Read more...]

Imagining Black Tea Parties: A Thought Experiment

Tim Wise offers a powerful counterfactual: Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters —the black protesters — spoke of the need for political [Read More...]

Untangling The Language Of Racists Who Deny They’re Racists

Sendai Anonymous pointed me to a really interesting sociological study by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva which attempts to shed light on the various contortions that “color blind” racists go through in an incoherent attempt to evade their racism while expressing their views.   First, I document how whites avoid direct racial language while expressing their racial views. [Read More...]


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