• ObamaMorehouse
    No lecture for the white guys
    Posted in: America, Race

    When unemployed factory workers blame “Obama’s NAFTA” and vote for Trump, it’s not complaining or shirking their personal responsibility. It’s making America great again!

  • WhitePrivilegeTshirt
    Unstrange bedfellows
    Posted in: America, Class, Gender, Race

    The key to understanding the big, peculiar circus that is the GOP is the concept that inspires the most eye-rolling from them. The connection between the “where’s the fence!” wing and the “taxation is theft!” wing of the GOP is privilege

  • NPG x81135; (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain by Bassano
    Beyond the “race card”
    Posted in: Media, Obama, Race, War

    Charles Blow recently had some terrific things to say about race in the New York Times. In summary, people should stop “playing the ‘race card’ card”–trying to shut down dialogue about race because they see it as a facade for excuse-making. While it can’t be disproved that someone, somewhere deflected legitimate criticism by accusing her […]

  • MiaLove
    Mia Love boldly goes where only 26 Black women have gone before
    Posted in: Elections, Gender, Race

    The Republicans are in the middle of an orgy of self-congratulation having just elected the first ever female Black Republican to Congress. Mia Love, newly elected representative of Utah’s 4th district, narrowly defeated Doug Owens on Tuesday. In that race, she outspent her opponent 7 to 1, having garnered millions of dollars’ worth of support […]

  • Wallace
    Can people change?
    Posted in: Faith, Race

    A nation that takes such pride in its Christian foundations, should rejoice at these stories of redemption and should emulate the example, especially of Governor Wallace, in admitting and seeking to rectify our mistakes at both a personal and a national level.

  • tuckercarlson_300x375
    Check My Privilege? What privilege?
    Posted in: Class, Education, Gender, Race

    As a former college Republican myself, I had great sympathy for Tal Fortgang, Princeton student conservative, Fox News guest, and author of Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White, Male Privilege. I could hear myself saying some of those same things. And I ached with embarrassment. And so for his good and for mine, I’m […]

  • obama_sotomayor
    That’s Reverse Discrimination!
    Posted in: Gender, Race

    Perhaps the best reaction to accusations of reverse discrimination is “so, what?”. White men oppressed and enslaved the world for a thousand years. Would it really all come crashing down if Latinas had a leg up for a few decades?