“That Conversation about Race” category archive
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.
Anquan Boldin and Takeo Spikes, retired NFL players, decode the dog whistle.
David talks with Talia Lavin about her experiences in infiltrating white supremacist groups.
*With apologies to Earl Derr Biggers.
You know, the harsh truth is that persons who don’t think like that, well, they won’t talk like that.
Tony Norman marvels at the dissonance.
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?
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:
Follow the link for the details.
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).