Over the weekend there were some public gatherings of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. These were met by counter-protesters, and some of the encounters between the groups got violent. The worst violence came on Saturday, when someone identified with the white nationalist movement deliberately drove their car into a crowd of protesters, killing one and … [Read more...] about A Professional Ethicist Responds to Trump’s Remarks About Charlottesville
Almost nine years ago, right after Barack Obama was elected President, I wrote: [W]e now know how the story of American racism ends: The racists get their asses kicked. Racism won’t vanish in a week or a year or even a decade, but it will vanish. Barack Obama’s victory is a clear message to all the hardcore racists out there—the KKK, the Nazis, Stormfront: It’s over. You’ve … [Read more...] about I Guess Racism Isn’t Quite Over…
I have no idea what Drexel University associate professor George Ciccariello-Maher meant when he tweeted this:And, really, like Robby Soave at Reason, I didn't much care what he meant. A college professor who teaches "Radical Studies" said something crazy? That's about as dog-bites-man as it gets. I thought we should all just point and laugh and move on.But … [Read more...] about Embrace the Genocide!
I could never really understand why people who bought Milli Vanilli's music were so upset when it was revealed that those two guys in Milli Vanilli didn't really sing any of those Milli Vanilli songs. Purchasers still got the music they heard on the radio. The actual recording artists were still singing the right songs the right way.I'm reminded of that by the revelations … [Read more...] about Milli Vanilli Meets the NAACP
In a previous post, I criticized Jack Marshall's post about the connections between protesters and cop killers. Jack tried to respond, but apparently my comment system is acting up again, so he emailed it to me. I started to write a response, but I guess Jack decided he had enough material for a full blog post, so I'll respond to that instead. Or at least as much of it as I … [Read more...] about More On Cops, Protesters, and Racial Bias