Category Archives: Racial Issues

Real Racists Do Real Things

Further evidence that Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the finest and most thought provoking writers on the internet. When a professor of history calls Barack Obama a “Food Stamp President,” it isn’t a mistake to be remedied through clarification; it … Continue reading

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“… a deep sense of somebodiness.” — Martin Luther King

Today we, as a nation, pause to remember the birth of one of our great leaders, Martin Luther King.  Balloon Juice frontpager Tom Levenson links to a “newly recovered audio of an MLK speech to an Ohio High School in 1967.” Audo available … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is A Punk Ass Bitch

James Fallows  I wonder, though, whether as this episode sinks in it might conceivably do some good, in the way Baratunde Thurston suggests. Perhaps the media types who have been paying attention to Trump and his braying will stop to think about what they’ve … Continue reading

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Healing Garments

If you don’t regularly read Ta-Nehisi Coates blog regularly, you are missing one of the great young writers and thinkers of his generation.  I wanted to point you to this post about the mysticism and transformational nature of the Civil … Continue reading

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Have The “What They Did” Conversation

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Not. This. Time.

I agree with Pete Abel over at the Moderate Voice that about 29 minutes in is the crux of the matter. … we have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division, and conflict, and … Continue reading

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Timmeh and His Stupid Questions

Does the establishment media have a double standard for who should be denounced or repudiated or rejected? Glenn Greenwald says yes. Watching the media’s treatment of Farrakhan and Hagee, is it possible to imagine a more transparent, and grotesque, double … Continue reading

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