Robert Saunders’ Race Problem, and the Republican Party

They told us we were supposed to change the world. They told us to run for office. They told us not to say racist things on Facebook. No wait, they didn’t tell us that, and Robert Saunders, running for state legislature, is learning this the hard way.

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Montana’s Robert Saunders: “I’m Not A Racist”

I find Saunders’ use of the term “a racist” an excellent example of a larger societal problem in the way we, as white people, address race. If racism is all-consuming and fully-damning, we must not have it. We cannot have it. We know that we are not “a racist.” There is more to us than that. But if we (as white people) understand that racism takes far more forms than our one-dimensional Klan-clad stereotype of “a racist,” we can begin to be on the alert for and recognize racist tendencies we—yes we—may have. Once we recognize them, we can challenge them.

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No, Minecraft Does Not Have a “Sex Mod”

I sympathize with Betters-Midtvedt’s kid, but this is not how Minecraft works. She says her kid was using her smartphone to play Minecraft when it happened. Well guess what? There are no mods on Minecraft pocket edition. Minecraft has just rolled out a feature called “add-ons” which performs the same function mods do on a PC, but these don’t just pop up—you have to use a PC to download them and then connect the PC to your tablet or smartphone—and even then, you don’t encounter strangers when playing Minecraft unless you play on a server.

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You Don’t Like Trump? You Killed Christ.

What is a Pharisee, and what does it take to not be one? I’d argue that a Pharisee is one who elevates rules over people. The problem is that while Trump may not care about the rules, he also doesn’t care about people. Do evangelicals who oppose Trump do so because he breaks the rules, or because he doesn’t care about people? That is an interesting question, and would have made an interesting blog post. But that is not the question Riley sought to answer. Instead, Riley’s goal was to defend a man who cares about neither rules nor people. And that, my friends, is both terribly sad and horribly frightening.

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Why I Lied About My Rape

A guest post by K. Matthews. “I told myself what I thought was the real story: I did this to myself, or was at the very least complicit. I should have seen these consequences coming. I cannot be forgiven. I hope someone will still be able to love me someday. I hope that I am not worthless.”

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Lesbian Duplex 91: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also.

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Saturday Link Love: People’s History, Gender and Autism, and Email Lists

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

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Anonymous Tip: Supreme Court 101

Peter says they’re still going to take the case to the Supreme Court. The next section is a phone call between Farris and Charles French, the law professor at the University of Michigan that Joe knew. But first, Peter took the rest of the day off to talk to Gwen’s parents. Which amounts to the whole day off, because if you remember, Gwen came in at 9:15 am. But if you’re your own boss, I suppose you can do that.

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Playing the Hitler Game

The comparisons being drawn between Hitler and Trump are kind of hard to miss. I’ve ready many an article explaining that Trump’s rhetoric or policies are similar to those of Hitler, or comparing our moment in history to that of Germany in the early 1930s. But progressives are not the only ones drawing Hitler comparisons this election, and Trump is not the only figure to star in these narratives.

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Third Presidential Debate Thread

Oops, sorry guys, I meant to get this up earlier! Enjoy!

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