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 camp staff. Grounded theory analysis resulted in two major thematic categories of discursive strategies by which camp staff evaded critical engagement with antiracist discussion. First, camp staff upheld dominant racial understandings by invoking discourses of colorblindness….

Time to delete Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream speech” in which he dreams of a color-blind society in which his children will be judged on the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

Hit tip: The Weekly Standard

My historical novel: Madness: The War of 1812



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  • Sigh. This is a serious over-correction on the part of those you quoted, reminding me of those who have "encouraged" me to be more right-handed. You don't know anyone less right-handed, and what I could use is tools and other set-ups I can use with my left hand or both hands -- not force into right-handedness. It doesn't help.

  • Now I can understand what happened at the Tower of Babel.

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