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Postcards from the class & culture wars (11.27.21)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (11.27.21) November 27, 2021

Her heart was beating too.”

“Despite all the health issues that can accompany being pregnant, domestic violence remains the No. 1 cause of death for pregnant women in America.”

“NRA leaders can also be heard describing the organization’s more activist members in surprisingly harsh terms, deriding them as ‘hillbillies’ and ‘fruitcakes’ who might go off script after Columbine and embarrass them.”

“If masculinity isn’t a social construct, then one wouldn’t need to put so much work into socially constructing it.”

The protections of childhood are not afforded to all children.”

“Students of various ethnicities participated in the demonstration on Friday. Parents and student organizers claim that only Black students were suspended for their involvement.”

“I’ve lived in Grapevine my whole life, and of course there’s, like, that subtle racism, but now I’m starting to feel unsafe in my own community.”

“Republicans at all levels of state government are going to increasingly extreme lengths to preserve white GOP power by diluting the votes of communities of color in new maps drawn for the US House, state legislative seats, and local offices like county commission and city council districts.”

“The specific issue is that in their target for ‘full employment’ or whatever we’re calling it this year, the Fed long separated out Black unemployment from white unemployment, targeting a higher level of unemployment for Black workers which supposedly reflected ‘full unemployment’ and if you’re not a racist monster you can see the problem with that.”

“The investigation revealed how shoddy police work by local law enforcement and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation not only led to a wrongful conviction, but also left the real murderer free to kill again.”

“In my home state of Mississippi, Roy Bryant and his half-brother J. W. Milam — the two men who abducted, tortured, and murdered 14-year-old Emmett Till — were acquitted after just an hour of deliberation by an all-white, all-male jury just one month after the murder.”

“Strickland’s first trial in 1979 ended in a hung jury of 11 to one, with the only Black juror holding out for acquittal. He was later convicted by an all-white jury of one count of capital murder and two counts of second-degree murder.”

Viviano-Langlais has replaced the syringe-swastika with a picture that reads ‘God Bless Texas.'”

“Would it really be that much of a stretch to say that what Mr. Gosar did was incitement? Or does someone need to die first?

“We’re just waiting to see when the civil war starts.”

“If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God, and one religion under God.”

No more ‘Happy Hanukkah,’ only ‘Merry Christmas.‘”

“The hate-baiting, gun-loving, anti-immigrant, shit-posting internet troll — who’s about as far from the biblical Jesus as possible — is their guy. That’s what it means to be evangelical whether pastors embrace it or not.”

If you have a worldview that can be undone by a novel, let me suggest that the problem is not the novel.”

“Deere & Co. workers approved a new contract Wednesday that will deliver 10% raises immediately and end a monthlong strike by more than 10,000 employees.”

If the worst people think you’re hilarious, you’ve done something very wrong.”

 

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