Postcards from the class & culture wars (5.12.21)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (5.12.21) May 12, 2021

“It was instant, overnight. We got thousands of applications that poured in.”

“Judge Algenon Marbley of the Southern District of Ohio described the actions of the Columbus police as ‘the sad tale of officers, clothed with the awesome power of the state, run amok.'”

“‘On more than one occasion, this individual was involved in sexual activities with several of the other girls, the congressman from Florida’s 1st Congressional District and myself,’ Greenberg wrote in reference to the 17-year-old.”

“What so infuriates the keepers of the flame is how the witness of Black people, going back to the very beginning, interferes with and ultimately defeats the myth of the Virtuous Republic. This is why anti-Blackness is baked into the increasingly vehement defense of the approved narrative: the one thing the mythmakers cannot tolerate is the persistence of this faithful witness.”

An incorrect story I was ordered to write and which I failed to push back hard enough against was my breaking point.”

“Though they took different paths to January 6, together Kremer and Martin’s story reveals the larger tale of how the tea party surged, faded, and then mutated into a diehard pro-Trump operation instrumental in the radicalization of the Republican Party.”

“The holding company reported a $13 billion pretax profit for 2019, which was effectively tax-free, the accounts show.”

“Taiwan electronics manufacturer Foxconn is drastically scaling back a planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, confirming its retreat from a project that former U.S. President Donald Trump once called ‘the eighth wonder of the world.'”

“Strickland’s first 1979 trial ended in a hung jury of 11 to one, with the only Black juror holding out for acquittal. Two months later, he was convicted by an all-white jury.”

“DNA testing from a 1993 killing in Arkansas has revealed genetic material from a male other than the inmate executed for the murder four years ago.”

Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote allowing Lee to die. It was his first recorded vote cast as a justice of the court.”

“Since 2017, Black drivers have been searched at 29 times the rate of whites, according to a KARE 11 analysis of [Minneapolis] city data.”

“It’s not that Black lives don’t matter to FRC or Perkins. It’s just that Black lives don’t matter if they can’t be used for fundraising and scaring.”

“Martha Huckabay, the president of the Women’s Republican Club of New Orleans, spent her weekend defending slavery.”


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