Category: Race

I am not a "white people"

In the wake of NBC’s firing of Megyn Kelly for her stupid defense of “blackface,” a torrent of accusations against “white people” blew in. (Here, for example.) “White people” are insensitive. “White people” are ignorant. “White people” don’t get it. “White people” are racist. “White people” are this. “White people are that.” Some just can’t resist committing... Read more »

Jasper Williams Jr. speaks 'truth to power' at Aretha Franklin's funeral

“Speaking truth to power” is a four-star virtue for left-wing script writers. But what happens when someone speaks truth to power to African American and left-wing elites? Boos fall like rain. Condemnations are issued. Apologies are demanded for hurt feelings. Such as the reaction when Jasper Williams Jr. spoke truth at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. The Queen of Soul’s... Read more »

No, I will not acknowledge my 'white privilege'

When I confess, I acknowledge my sins. Being white is not one of them. Nor are the sins committed by other white people. Nor will I acknowledge that “white privilege” got me to where I am because it propelled me to the head of some fanciful line.  Nor will l–an old white man– agree that accepting my... Read more »
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Uh oh, Memorial Day might have originated in the Confederacy

Perhaps that will trouble the hard left fanatics who want to scrub the nation clean of anything that recalls the Confederacy. And who labels anyone who doesn’t agree with the militants a racist and someone who longs for the return of the good old days of slavery. President Lyndon Johnson and Congress in their infinite... Read more »

If you're hanging out at a Starbucks, just buy something, why don't ya?

The whole victimhood circus  could have been avoided if one of the two black men who created a national who-ha at a Starbucks would have just ordered a a regular coffee (a buck 84), a cheese Danish ($2.45) or some other inexpensive item. Really, is that too much to ask?  Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were... Read more »

Candace Owens: Get ready for a mass exodus of black people from the Democrat Party

Understanding Candace Owens, the woman who ignited the Kanye West controversy. It was Candace Owens, communication director for Turning Point USA*, whose scolding of Black Lives Matter promoted superstar Kanye West to tweet that he likes the way she thinks. Since then, she and West have been dragged over the racist coals, fueled by progressives whose heads... Read more »
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Sentences I didn't finish reading II

Quoted from the Wall Street Journal’s “Notable & Quotable” From the abstract of a 2018 scholarly paper published in the Journal of Youth Development: Camp staff have hope that summer camp plays a role in helping youth bridge differences. . . . This study draws on prior school research and critical Whiteness studies to examine race-evasiveness among... Read more »

I'm back

I’ve been mostly absent from these pages for a month or so because I had a tight deadline for ghostwriting two books and other freelance work. Now I’ve got time again to post on ChicagoNow, hoping to return a conservative viewpoint to the liberal/left/far left tilt of these pages. Not that a conservative viewpoint is needed.... Read more »

Flipping out over Kanye West

Wow, judging by the hysteria, you might have thought that superstar rapper Kanye West called for the return to the days of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine. The condemnations of West as everything from an opportunist and nutty to  betrayer  began when... Read more »
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Who the hell feels sorry for Mark Conditt, the Austin bomber?

Somehow Mark Conditt’s bombings in Austin, Tex., have been turned into a racial thing, believe it or not. I read the news this morning and saw two opinion pieces (here and here) about how Conditt has received a lot of sympathy because he’s white. It’s all about–get this–the “racial empathy gap.” Who? Who is giving this murderer sympathy?... Read more »
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