“An episode of All in the Family from 1971 strikingly demonstrates how peculiar our orthodoxy on race has become, despite how familiar … Read more
“Racial discrimination is bad, except in cases where the historical context merits it. In those cases, racial discrimination is good.” … Read more
7:23 Why is race America’s most radioactive topic?
14:40 Social injustice vs. cosmic injustice
23:26 The allure of racial grievance
35:20 Does the black community need better public policies or just self-help?
41:45 What’s the point of affirmative action these days?
54:43 The case against Columbia’s “Great Books” curriculum
Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and Coleman Hughes (Columbia University, Quillette) Recorded June 6, 2018
So who defines what it is to be black in America? Who defines what the black experience is and is this experience monolithic? If I am black but don’t have the prevailing agreed upon experience of oppression, does it mean I’m not really black? … Read more
In light of recent events, I guess I should feel guilty eating the white devil’s Friday free pizza … Read more
pretty much how i feel. what is actually being accomplished by Kaeprnick’s antics?
besides more social media fodder? just like Trump. nothing like having a demon to demonize and rise against in a show of some type of solidarity. as ive said before protesting is so much fun!!!! … Read more
Is it worth debating whether Trump is a racist at heart? 6:23
Oversimplified narratives about black Americans 5:13
The trouble with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s white fans 11:03
Is racism on the rise? (John doesn’t think so) 4:33
The double-edged sword of race-based identity 9:21
Insights from the book Hillbilly Elegy 6:27
Mike Brown & Ferguson (reposted from 2014)
“At some point somebody is going to have to “discipline” then rescue the black underclass, and not just in Ferguson. This is an issue in many American cities.” -jefferyTV
” Virtually all the witnesses saw Brown’s hands raised in some fashion, according to the transcripts, but there was wide disagreement over what this meant. One witness who thought Brown was charging said she saw his hands balled up into fists. Others thought the raised hands were a gesture of surrender, though some of these witnesses said they were not lifted in the traditional way, with the hands high and palms facing forward. Others thought Brown had touched a wound on his body and raised his hands in shock. ” -Washington Post
“Hands up, don’t shoot” probably didn’t even happen. The symbol for the movement to indict Officer Wilson is based on witness testimony that has been discredited
No mention of the evidence