“That Conversation about Race” category archive
Thom and Chauncey Devega discuss the vortex of vile (and of bile) that is the Trump administration and suggest that it is not an aberration, but rather a culmination.
When I became eligible to vote, the first vote I cast in a election was a write-in for Shirley Chisholm. I have never regretted it.
Image via Job’s Anger.
He takes the snap, drops back, and Trumples the football!
That he thought it was a private message means only that he knows how to behave in public.
Yet more racist frolics.
I majored in history (U. S. Southern, but my college did not recognize concentrations). I unlearned these myths a long time ago. I should be taken aback that persons still believe them, but I’m not.
I learned a long time ago that racism trumps (accurate verb, that) truth.
One more time: It’s not scripture. It’s Republican policy. For example:
“I am your mommy, papi,” she says in Spanish.
He squirms to get away.
“What is wrong with my son?” she sobs in a heartbreaking video shared by the American Civil Liberties Union.
He doesn’t recognize her. They’ve been separated for more than three months. That’s a lifetime at 3.
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Dr. Crystal Fleming has some ideas on how we can be less stupid on race, namely to stop thinking about them as simply individual acts but as part of larger systems of power. Dr. Fleming and Thom Hartmann bring up the recent Serena Williams scandal to document how discussing issues as acts of individual prejudice instead of as acts of power limit our understanding and ability to fight racism.
In case you wonder what lies white Southerners tell to convince themselves and others that the Civil War was not about slavery and theft of labor based on race, you need look no further than this heaping mound of propaganda which for some fool reason a reputable newspaper has published.
How do I know that this is Southern propaganda?
Because it’s the sort of stuff I heard over and over when I was a young white Southerner growing up under Jim Crow. Most Southerners don’t want to admit, even to themselves, that their ancestors fought to preserve chattel slavery, even though every state that seceded cited preservation of slavery in its secession documents.
Farron and Chauncey Devega discuss the overt racism of Donald Trump, his supporters, and his enablers.