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“That Conversation about Race” category archive

A Notion of Immigrants 0

Afterthought:

For a humane take on this “nation of immigrants,” see the marvelous article by the Des Moines Register’s Reka Basu. Here’s a bit:

In this, a nation of immigrants, many are doing hard reckoning. They followed the American dream as the early settlers had done (without visas), expecting the natives to make room for them. They worked to become part of the fabric that binds us, only to now see the rips in it and feel the welcome mat pulled out. Even the ultimate prize of U.S. citizenship is being whittled down by a president who rules by dividing.

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What’s in a Word? 0

The Angry Gammarian decodes de code.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Title:  Disappearing Detroit.  Frame One, captioned

Click for the original image.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

He requested, with politeness, that the music be turned down.

The Root has more.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Stickering it to a Trumpler.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A Christmas Trumpling.

And here’s an extra bonus schoolhouse Trumpling.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Anquan Boldin and Takeo Spikes, retired NFL players, decode the dog whistle.

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Rand Gestures 0

One might perhaps call this a paranoia of delusions.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpled by the saw.

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Behind That Curtain* 0

David talks with Talia Lavin about her experiences in infiltrating white supremacist groups.

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*With apologies to Earl Derr Biggers.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

An unmasked Trumpling.

Afterthought:

You know, the harsh truth is that persons who don’t think like that, well, they won’t talk like that.

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Twits on Twitter 0

An unreconstructed twit.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A Trumpling teacher.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Tony Norman marvels at the dissonance.

What must the few remaining veterans of WWII who live in this region think when they spot Nazi flags for sale at rural souvenir stands and bought by people who claim to be “real Americans?”

What was that war in the heart of Europe all about if the enemy they fought and defeated has somehow captured the hearts and minds of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren nearly eight decades later?

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpled by the bay.

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How Stuff Works, Trump Succession Planning Dept. 0

In a longer article regarding a Federal judge’s ruling that the Trump-appointed head of the Department of Homeland Republican Family Values Security was illegally appointed to his post, Elizabeth Dye summarizes how Trump’s promotion procedure (if you can dignify it with a three-syllable word) works:

Step 1: You’re fired. Step 2: Sign a document so whichever odious cretin has captured the president’s wandering eye can replace you. Step 3: Mean tweets.

Follow the link for the details.

Addendum:

Broken link fixed.

I noticed my error (I broke the link) about an hour ago, about 10:20 p. m., but it seems my hosting provider was having some issues. I got a 502 error when I tried to connect to the backend of the site to edit this post.

There’s a reason no hosting provider will promise more that 99% uptime–computers and networks are physical objects, and physical objects will break from time to time. But I’ve been using this provider for a decade now. I would recommend them to anyone because of their reliable performance and excellent tech support–especially because of their excellent tech support (and, in another life, I used to wear a headset myself).

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

He obviously doesn’t read the same history books I do.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A Trumpled landmark.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Twits who go looking for trouble and find it.

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“Words Mean What I Want Them To Mean” 0

Badtux decodes de code.

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