Tag Archives: Racism

‘Mudbound’ trapped by structural conventions

Mudbound might have been a solid NBC Sunday movie back when such things existed, or, better, a cable show several episodes long. At just over two hours Mudbound has the problems common to such productions: a “Meanwhile, back at…” chronology, … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, governing by narrowcasting

A few conclusions drawn from Trump’s Latest Remarks Pt. LVII: 1. Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Mexicans as rapists and murderers. Judge Curriel’s inability to render a fair decision. The good people on both sides of the Charlottesville protests. These are … Continue reading

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The Obama presidency’s ‘profound psychological wound’ on white Americans

For the first time in my life, my family and I are leaving town for Thanksgiving (details of which will follow). Because it’s a smaller group, I predict no arguments about kneeling football players, Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton and uranium, … Continue reading

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The odious familiarity of the Roy Moore candidacy

When I read about the Senate GOP’s public displays of agony over the mall shopping habits of Alabama’s Roy Moore, I have to remind them that they needn’t worry. History teaches us that senators can tolerate all manner of sedition … Continue reading

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Latino problem? What Latino problem?

This section of the following Washington Post article could’ve been published in spring 2013 when sage political elites thought the GOP had no choice, after Barack Obama convincingly beat Willard Romney, but to follow this “autopsy report”: Trump’s hostile rhetoric … Continue reading

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Cubans and whiteness

Erik Loomis wrote about the elasticity of whiteness — how it came to encompass Jews and the Irish after WWII and now, I’m aware, certain Latinos. The reason I feel that way is that the makeup of Latino immigrant communities … Continue reading

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‘Race is the last issue where the devil would ever need an advocate’

Wading into a so-called free speech debate that has given National Review Online its only clicks since January, Maya Rupert questions the role of devil’s advocate when debating racial questions: Armed with the cloak of dispassion, the devil’s advocate is … Continue reading

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Steve Bannon — RIP

I don’t give a shit. A racist still sits in the Oval Office. One doesn’t applaud a mass murderer for burning an axe.

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On Trump’s moral chaos

Five remarks, which I may expand on: (1) To admit I’m not surprised by Donald J. Trump’s remarks is not to mitigate my own horror, or my assurance that the badly cropped dictator of the Necrocracy of North Korea heard … Continue reading

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RIP — Donald Trump

How history will remember the Trump presidency:

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Protesting against protesters

Black Lives Matter eroded the cerebral cortex of many state legislators. Consequently, legislators wrote bills exempting drivers who think it’s fine to run over protestors if these drivers were late for a nail appointment or a PTA meeting. The trend … Continue reading

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Racism? What racism?

The imbecility of the president shouldn’t blind us from the awfulness promulgated by the less incompetent forces in his administration, namely Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. During his confirmation hearings, he looked aggrieved that anyone would consider him a racist. Behold: … Continue reading

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