I’m currently having an interesting debate/discussion with this blogger. Interesting fellow. Check it out: Banned Hipster The idea of elite factions, uprisings and lumpen is quite a bit broader than progressive vs conservative in Preston’s view. Take the good old furry v brony divide. In a civil war […]
By Wilfred Reilly Quillette The line between moral and empirical claims is a tricky one for debaters. In his thoughtful Quillette essay, “The Limitations of Black Conservative Thought,” Aaron Hanna—like me, a professor of Political Science—critiques some of the more sweeping theoretical claims of America’s intellectual tradition of […]
Rep. Brad Schneider’s Staff’s Racist Treatment of Black Employee Should Remind Us of Lynching, Tuskegee, Ethnic Cleansing
By Joe Kopsick, Aquarian Agrarian Three days ago – on July 15th, 2021 – a story about racially disparaging remarks, made by an employee of Democratic Illinois Congressman Brad Schneider named Karyn Davidman, made international headlines, as the DailyMail published an article titled “Black staffer for Democrat Rep. […]
Kenny Xu, president of Color Us United, discusses his new book, “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy.”
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the assimilation of Indigenous students in Indian boarding schools, President Joe Biden’s budget plan, the child tax credit, and the latest reported in books on the […]
This is a great interview with McWhorter, and one of the best discussions I have seen on these topics. He gives the answers I would be inclined to give to the interviewer’s questions. PBS, Firing Line Columbia University linguist and race commentator John McWhorter explains the origins of […]
The problem is that the elites think they are enlightened beyond all others, so they will always be right in their own mind.
By Matt Taibbi Funny, outspoken, and original, the political science professor and author talks race, class, liberalism, and Robin DiAngelo on Useful Idiots. Last May, the Democratic Socialists of America invited the longtime Yale, Northwestern, and University of Pennsylvania professor Adolph Reed to speak to the New York […]
I’ve always suspected that as the demographic of conservative white Christians continued to shrink in size and lose power politically, they would become more militant and more likely to embrace ideologies and perspectives further outside of the mainstream. However, the future of conservatism in the US is less […]
By Becky Sullivan, NPR Two dramatic trends that for years have defined the shifting landscape of religion in America — a shrinking white Christian majority, alongside the rise of religiously unaffiliated Americans — have stabilized, according to a new, massive survey of American religious practice. What was once […]
The interview with Reed starts about 48 minutes into this. In his return to Useful Idiots, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, editor of Nonsite (https://nonsite.org/) & Adolph Reed explains why Robin DiAngelo and “White Fragility” are so “problematic.” In addition to reacting to […]
A problem that I see with this article is that what the authors (one of whom I know personally) are describing is not so much critical race theory specifically as much as contemporary “anti-racism” ideology generally (and related concepts like privilege theory, intersectionality, “whiteness,” etc.), and the illiberalism […]
By Matt Taibbi Are Republicans tilting at the wrong windmill? New Substack author Wesley Yang, who coined the term “Successor Ideology,” describes a movement that goes far beyond race. The headline for Wednesday’s CNN feature said it all: The critical race theory panic has White people afraid that […]
A preview of Coleman’s interview with Glenn.
Notice the ethnic breakdown of the different sides in this debate.
By Leyland Cecco, The Guardian The United Kingdom is facing growing calls to re-examine the troubling legacy of its colonial history in Canada after the discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children. At least 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend […]
By Kalle Benallie, Indian Country Today The U.S. Department of Interior will formally investigate the impact of federal Indian boarding schools, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced before tribal leaders on Tuesday. The new “Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative” will result in a detailed report compiled by the Interior […]
Feds may investigate Native American boarding school in Nevada after discovery of Canadian mass graves
By Marcella Corona Reno Gazette-Journal RENO, Nev. – The Stewart Indian School in Carson City may come under federal review following U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s announcement that the government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools. Last month, Haaland, who is a member of […]
Marc Lamont Hill sits down with Dr. Glenn Loury, an economics professor at Brown University, to talk about the latest push by conservatives to ban critical race theory and projects, such as the 1619 Project. “Black America is grappling with newer terms of this proverbial ‘culture wars,’ such […]
Glenn Loury and John McWhorter debate the merits of Charles Murray’s new book, Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America.
Republicans are big mad about Critical Racial Theory, liberals are arguing about the definition of CRT, and the left is mostly sniping about how much they hate Robin DiAngelo. But should we be responding more substantively? Christopher Rufo, the man who started the war on CRT knows exactly […]
John McWhorter teaches linguistics, philosophy, and music history at Columbia University, and writes for various publications on language issues and race issues such as Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast, CNN, and the Atlantic. He told his mother he wanted to be a “book writer” when […]
Opinion | I’ve Been a Critical Race Theorist for 30 Years. Our Opponents Are Just Proving Our Point For Us.
By Gary Pellar, Politico Seemingly overnight, my obscure legal specialty became a national lightning rod. What would CRT say about that? Some 25 states have already enacted or are considering laws to ban teaching what they call “critical race theory” (“CRT”) in public schools, a concept that school […]
0:00 Intro 1:37 How Charles deals with his notoriety 5:26 Charles’s new book, Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America 13:49 Grappling with the fact of group disparities 21:04 Threats from the left, threats from the right 27:33 The shift in white attitudes toward race since the […]
0:00 A peek inside Glenn’s writing process 3:31 Aaron Hana’s critique of Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele 13:50 Extending the presumption of free will to Black communities 19:31 Who gets to opine on race matters? 32:09 Black rednecks 44:31 Is the “acting white” phenomenon real? 53:58 A critique […]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. My guest today requires a longer than normal preamble. I’m speaking with Charles Murray, who is a Political Scientist, Writer, and W.H. Brady scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Murray has been a controversial figure throughout his whole career, but […]
On The Jacobin Show, Jen Pan and Paul Prescod discuss how the shortcomings of the popular text “White Supremacy Culture” by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun have permeated society and led to some reactionary, culturally essentialist ideas.
By Geoff Russ Yesterday | TheTyee.ca This alienation didn’t come from nowhere. And it won’t be going away anytime soon. Don’t be surprised that many Indigenous people do not like Canada. Do not be shocked that many actively reject it, and won’t cease to do so in the future as […]
America’s Public Forum: Race, Rights, and Black America June 30th, 2021 From a series of events bridging the worlds of ideas and depolarization, hosted by Braver Angels and friends, “America’s Public Forum.” MC’d by John Wood Jr. ft. Coleman Hughes ft. Rakim Brooks What are the major narratives […]
Sen. Josh Hawley has slammed the writings of Ibram X. Kendi, a prominent anti-racism scholar. Ibram X. Kendi explains how he is not a scholar of Critical Race Theory, and that in his book ‘How to Be an Antiracist,’ ‘I make the case that we shouldn’t believe that […]
By David Miguel Gray The Conversation U.S. Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana sent a letter to fellow Republicans on June 24, 2021, stating: “As Republicans, we reject the racial essentialism that critical race theory teaches … that our institutions are racist and need to be destroyed from the ground up.” […]
One of the most interesting things about this article is that it provides another bit of evidence that many of the traditional lines of social conflict are no longer predictable indicators of where someone will be on controversial topics. A sample quote from the article: “Parents have revolted […]
By Matt Taibbi Suburban America’s self-proclaimed racial oracle returns with a monumentally oblivious sequel to “White Fragility.” “The ideology of individualism is dependent on a denial of the past as relevant to the present… Individualism denies the significance of race.” — Robin DiAngelo “Individualism is for f*gs.” — […]
Notice how persons of different ethnic backgrounds are on different sides of this issue. This is not a white/black or majority/minority issue. The Blue Tribe and Red Tribe error when they assume every minority is on the “left” and every WASPish white is on the “right.” Team Rising […]
The irony is that CRT threatens to re-segregate America, the very thing that the Oak Park citizens of the 1960s fought against.
Middle East Eye An Israeli Knesset member has called for the killing of couples involved in mixed marriages during a speech in parliament. Yitzhak Pindrus is a member of the United Torah Judaism, an ultra-Orthodox party that believes in a homogenous Jewish state and society. He called for […]
Interesting. In the future, more and more new tribes will emerge based on new forms of identity.
BBC Two more Catholic churches burned down in indigenous communities in western Canada early on Saturday. The fires at St Ann’s Church and the Chopaka Church began within an hour of each other in British Columbia. Officers said both buildings were completely destroyed, and they were treating the […]
A debate on CRT from about six months ago. Critical race theory, as both an analytical framework and a movement, is pulling hard at the strands of racism that are supposedly woven into the very fabric of America. For critical race theorists, injustices are ubiquitous, entrenched in every […]
One thing I’ve increasingly noticed over time is that race is not necessarily a dividing line or accurate indicator of what a person’s views on racial politics will be. Research indicates that white liberals and leftists are to the left of the “average” black opinion on race issues. […]
The source for this piece is a bit sketchy but it’s an interesting illustration of why I do not think race/ethnicity (or social class) is the primary dividing line in present-day US tribal/sectarian conflict. By Chloee Cooper and Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Political Research Associates August 4, 2018, the […]
This makes for an interesting comparison/contrast. James Lindsay offers a highly negative critique of critical race theory in this interview with Tom Woods, while the meme below offers a more sympathetic explanation/interpretation. James Lindsay joins Tom Woods to discuss what Critical Race Theory is, what its flaws are, […]
This commentary is pretty good. The back and forth between these two guys is a good discussion of this topic. Robby Soave breaks down the Critical Race Theory debate.
From a black conservative law professor’s perspective. BY ELLA KIETLINSKA AND JOSHUA PHILIPP Epoch Times Critical Race Theory training, which pressures people not to say certain things, take a certain stance, or forces them into some segregated settings, may infringe on people’s constitutional rights and even violate civil rights laws, said […]
By Alana Semuels, Time The integration battles of the Civil Rights era happened more than half a century ago, but the U.S. is getting more, not less, segregated, as that past recedes. More than 80% of large metropolitan areas in the United States were more segregated in 2019 […]
A relatively nuanced discussion of this topic from a generally “liberal” perspective. By Stephen Sawchuck, Education Week Is “critical race theory” a way of understanding how American racism has shaped public policy, or a divisive discourse that pits people of color against white people? Liberals and conservatives are […]
I tend to think that if there is a second civil war, race will not be the primary dividing line. Americans are becoming more demographically integrated along socioeconomic, geographical, institutional, and cultural lines, but more fractured along partisan and social class lines. Tucker Carlson Today on Fox Nation […]
Here’ my take on this “critical race theory” controversy. “Conservatives” (at least those of the pop-culture variety) have started using “critical race theory” as a label for anything they find ideologically objectionable. The same way they use woke, SJW, politically correct, etc. Actual CRT is something much narrower […]
By Antoinette Harrell, Vice Historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell has uncovered cases of African Americans still living as slaves 100 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The 57-year-old Louisiana native has dedicated more than 20 years to peonage research. Through her work, she’s unearthed painful stories […]