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Muslims and Non-Muslims Breaking Silence and Bread: James Fallows on Individual Idiosyncracies and Large Group Traits

At the Atlantic’s website this week, James Fallows cautions against making hasty generalizations about Muslims: It is just as possible to say what typifies “Muslims” as it is to say what typifies all Indians, or all Chinese, or all of the world’s … Continue reading

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Shrill and Shriller: Barack Obama is Still the Scary Black Man (to key GOP constituents)

The New York Times today had an interesting piece on how Republican Party hacks continue to demonize Barack Obama as the alien “other” in the White House, and do so in ways that are designed to keep in high alarm mode the party’s … Continue reading

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An American Muslim Walks into a Bakery . . .

How do people respond when an American Muslim is denied service in a bakery? ABC News did a little experiment:

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We the (White) Sheeple

Glenn Beck’s followers speak:

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Amy Goodman on the Ground Zero Mosque: This is Not a Time for Silence

At TruthDig, Amy Goodman bemoans those who have fallen silent over the mosque near ground zero and asks a good question: [There is an] absence of people in the U.S. in leadership positions in every walk of life, of every political stripe, … Continue reading

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Republican Cognitive Dissonance and Rep. Joe Barton’s Apology to BP

At Salon today, Gabriel Winant asks a good question: The right hand of the GOP plays a waltz for the party’s dance with big business; the left hand beats out a populist rhythm. Somehow, the two don’t cancel each other … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin and the Looming 21st Century Eugenics Debate

By Victorian standards, and even by our own, Charles Darwin was a sensitive and liberal person—someone who clearly loved animals and human beings, and opposed slavery. And, like a theologian justifying God’s ways to man, I think that Darwin did … Continue reading

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Arizona’s new anti-immigration law made simple

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           . Hat tip: Jerry Coyne

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Atlases Shrug: Honors Students Boycott Arizona State University

In response to its Latino targeting anti-immigration law, honors students from outside of Arizona are ditching their plans of attending Arizona State University. This today at Inside Higher Ed: President Robert E. Shelton released a letter in which he said: “We … Continue reading

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Author Tayari Jones: Hell no, she won’t go (to Arizona)

Author Tayari Jones is boycotting Arizona, a state in which she once resided. In a letter to the organizers of the Pima Summer Writers Conference in Tucson, Arizona, she explains her decision to avoid the state: Due to the passage of … Continue reading

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Republican racism and Obama hatred: blame it on the scary black man

Joan Walsh this weekend reflected on GOP racism and offered this ironic observation as retort to the idea that Barack Obama has somehow brought this past year’s Republican hysteria and paranoia onto himself: It’s a shame how our cautious, centrist … Continue reading

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GOP Racism

What else do you call this?: Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell has declared April to be Confederate History Month in Virginia. He will thus issue a proclamation honoring soldiers who fought for the South in the Civil War. . . . … Continue reading

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Jonathan Rauch on the Contemporary GOP: “Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller got into an argument and George Wallace won”

Jonathan Rauch today posted a seminal analysis of the GOP in the light of George Wallace. A taste: Goldwater served for 30 years as a respected insider in Washington’s most exclusive club, the U.S. Senate; he was never interested in cultural and social … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson’s Haiti “Pact with the Devil” Comment Gets Pushback from Shep Smith

Pat Robertson thinks that God recently visited upon Haiti a devastating earthquake because the country displeases him. And why does the country displease Him? Because to get rid of the French at the time of its colonization, the country’s independence fighters supposedly made a pact … Continue reading

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Charlotte Essman of East Texas: Dark Prophetess of JFK’s Assassination—and President Barack Obama’s?

The following letter by Charlotte Essman, written to President Lyndon Johnson two days after John Kennedy was assassinated, is part of the LBJ Presidential Library archive in Texas. Charlotte Essman was simply a citizen processing her grief over Kennedy’s murder by Lee Harvey Oswald. … Continue reading

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“White Culture”: Is Glenn Beck Serious about Discussing What He Means By Using the Phrase?

Of course not. Glenn Beck is not seriously trying to have a dialogue about the subject. He’s not having an exchange. He’s communicating to a base audience in racial code. He won’t even attempt a dialogue on “white culture” with, … Continue reading

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Is Glenn Beck a Gateway Drug to White Racial Consciousness?

Is Glenn Beck conservative marijuana? A gateway drug? Baby steps? The first free hit? According to a Salon survey of racist website discussion groups, these are some of the analogies that white power enthusiasts are using for Glenn Beck. Here, … Continue reading

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“Hitler’s Children”: Master Race Babies Have a Reunion

Darwinian eugenics is making a serious comeback. We better start thinking about it again—hard. Here’s a reminder of how all that went the first time around:  

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One Nation, Two Obamas?

What is the South smoking? Are they even tracking the same person? Daily Kos today displayed this telling statistic: Barack Obama has strong favorability numbers everywhere in the United States—except in the South. So extreme is the contrast, that the South essentially mirrors … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck Racist Watch: Glenn Beck Declines an Opportunity to Explain What He Means by “White Culture”

Hilarious. Glenn Beck is asked to explain what he means when he talks about “white culture”, and words completely fail him. He is so full of shit. Watch him squirm at the question here. Oh, and it’s here at YouTube, … Continue reading

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