Daily Archives: April 28, 2012

The Race Talk: Some Things I’ll Tell My Kids about Race (Contra John Derbyshire)

In the event you missed the news, John Derbyshire recently wrote a bewilderingly racist essay that got him removed as a contributing editor to National Review. His topic: what white parents should tell their white children about race, most particularly blacks. … Continue reading

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The Man with the Hoe (Millet’s Painting and Markham’s Poem)

In the late 1890s, Edwin Markham was visiting San Francisco and found himself awestruck by Millet’s painting of “The Man with the Hoe” (which now resides as part of the permanent collection of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, if … Continue reading

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