Blackwashing Slavery and George Washington’s Birthday Cake

Yesterday, I explained why no one says nice things about Hitler. I wasn’t finished mining awkward topics for conversation, so today I’m going to talk about why no one says nice things about slavery. Turns out, people are blackwashing slavery for the same reason people are blackwashing Hitler: so they can excuse themselves from any […]

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The Subtle Micro-Aggression and the Ubiquitous Taking of Offense

Being offended is our generation’s version of being right. Because, obviously, if someone is offending you, he is wrong. In that cultural milieu, the subtle merchants of insult detection have created ever finer instruments to amplify even the smallest traces of political incorrectness. Take the micro-aggression, for instance. Apparently ceding the point that outright and […]

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KKK Member Confronted for Wearing FUBU Sneakers at Confederate Flag Rally

Journalist George Chidi was covering a Georgia Confederate Battle Flag rally when he noticed a man in the rally wearing FUBU athletic shoes. The man also had a “KKK tattoo.” So Chidi “confronted” the man, apparently a “walking contradiction” (groan): The equal-opportunity shoe shopper had obviously put some thought into his attire that day as […]

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1964 Civil Rights Act Expanded to Include LGBT Applicants

The LGBT lobby has yet another notch in its belt. The 1964 Civil Rights Act has now been interpreted to protect LGBT workers from discrimination: In the past, courts have ruled that Title VII does not cover discrimination based on sexual orientation because it’s not explicitly mentioned in the law, but the EEOC’s ruling disputes […]

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Black Professor Barely Reprimanded for Horribly Racist Tweets

Do you want actual racial equality? Do you desire actual racial harmony? I have news for you: you’re in the minority. It seems even the most ardent champions fighting against racism are often avowed racists. Case in point: Dr. Saida Grundy, a black professor set to start teaching at Boston University on July 1. She […]

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Yesterday was Indigenous People’s Day

According to Seattle, yesterday was Indigenous People’s Day. Not Columbus Day: The name change comes after activists pushed for a day to honor indigenous people instead of Christopher Columbus, the most recognizable figure linked to European contact with the Americas. “This is about taking a stand against racism and discrimination,” Seattle City Council member Kshama […]

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Why the Politicization of Racism will Kill Racism

Racism has become a political tool. Race-baiting is in fact the major method leftists use to get “the black vote,” but it is also one of the major means by which so-called conservatives motivate their mostly white base. It’s us versus them. But one rarely mentioned consequence of the politicization of racism is that it […]

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Why Racial Stereotypes Are Not Necessarily Racist

Recently, Kevin Costner talked about the difficulty he experienced finding funding for his new racially-charged movie Black and White. Apparently Hollywood didn’t like the fact that his movie seemed to reinforce some racial stereotypes: While the film is deeply moving, it’s also peppered with clichés—Eloise’s crack addicted and absentee black father, black crackheads hanging on a stoop in […]

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Anti-Racism Produces Racism, Just Like Leftists Intended

The point of anti-racism is not to reduce racism. Just like the point of Marxist redistribution is not really to decrease income inequality. I could be generous and assume that the results of leftist ideology just happen to be different than the purported desires of leftists. But I really don’t think that’s the case. I […]

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Apparently It’s Okay to Be Racist If You’re Black

After Clarence Thomas sided with the majority opinion in the Supreme Court over affirmative action, many voices in the black community called him an “Uncle Tom.” Included in that number were Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson. CNN’s Dana Bash caught up with him for an interview concerning his remarks, which were considered racist, and his response […]

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