Posts in category "Race"

The cultural (mis)appropriation of St. Patrick's Day

Now comes the latest offense…. Wait, I can’t say it’s the latest, because these things keep popping up every day. Well, for me, cultural (mis)appropriation is relatively new. Some examples: A white guy wears dreadlocks. Black Americans wearing African-style clothing. Wearing a Native American feather headdress. Actors performing in roles not of their race or ethnicity. (Except,... Read more »

Black women live longer than white men

How’s that white patriarchy thing going? The Center for Disease Control reports that the average life expectancy is longer for black women than it is for white men. There are lots of explanations for this, but could one of them be that male whiteness may not be all that privileged. Or if it is, why... Read more »

Who's to blame for Charlottesville?

Vice News Tonight on HBO well documented the hatred that incited the violence between the neoNazis and antiNazis in Charlottesville. It’s worth watching–if you can stand some of the shocking and scary things said by one of the neoNazi leaders. I want to be careful here, because I can’t read what’s in the hearts and minds... Read more »

Tear down the Abe Lincoln statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park

Why not? Even though he led the Union in a fight to abolish slavery, we all know that he was a racist at heart and ending slavery wasn’t his purpose at all. It is Fred Kaplan’s argument according to a book review by Manisha Sinha: Unlike the abolitionists, Lincoln — in Kaplan’s telling — opposed emancipation... Read more »

For those needing a reminder of what the Nazis did

Every new generation needs another reminder of the fathomless evil of the Nazis, especially now that so many Americans seem to proudly identify with them and their allied white supremacists such as the Ku Klux Klan. As appalling as it was for the Greatest Generation to discover the depravity of the Nazi death camps as they... Read more »

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group

The Southern Poverty Law Center has a right to call anyone a hate group. And so it does. But it goes beyond the pale when journalists participate in the center’s hateful activities by uncritically citing its “research”  into and its “definition” of who and what qualifies as a hate group. A journalist has done it... Read more »

What is racism?

It’s time to step back and consider what racism means. The term is getting flung around so much that it has become so generic that its meaning has become lost. The most recent example is the passionate–if not the out-of-control–criticism that has been dumped on Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss. Here is how the ADL defines... Read more »

White Guilt Invades the Elite New Trier High School on the wealthy North Shore

This article first appeared in The Weekly Standard. Northfield, Il.–Now that institutions of higher learning have been thoroughly molded in the principles and practices of white guilt, it’s time to turn to the high schools. For that, we take you to Chicago’s affluent North Shore suburbs, where the excellent New Trier High School has set... Read more »

The ultra-left runs amock at New Trier High School

UPDATE: White guilt invades the elite New Trier High School  School board approves seminar; it will proceed as scheduled. No one objects to seminars and lessons about Dr. Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement and its necessity for the cleansing of America. But New Trier High School has gone amok in creating this year’s seminar day... Read more »

THIS is what passes for racial profiling?

Hurray for police body cameras. This one showed that Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was, shall we say, mistaken when he filed a racial profiling complaint against two Chicago police officers. They had stopped him for legitimate reasons and the video shows that the officers were exceptionally polite and had a good reason to stop him.... Read more »
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