Race and Racism
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I’ve spent a fair amount of time at the Harvard Law School. In fact, I was there when Barack was there. I didn’t attend the school, but I drank beer in the school’s beer hall, lived in a dorm shared by the law school and the science area, and cut through the main law school…
Republicans Scuttle Climate Change, Immigration Reform, and Their Own Credibility. I can’t wait until the Hispanic vote totally abandons the Republican party. Because they are certainly working on that. (Note the Phillipe Rushton/Bell Curve, Psychometrics link)
Subtitle: Republican Annoyed by Uppity Blacks with Phones Watch and listen, and marvel at it. Marvel at the attitude of the caller, which I’m sure is fairly widespread. Marvel as well at the way the host handles the call. For which he should be fired instantly.
A half century of struggle has resulted in more than a little change, which we hope is still ongoing.
Skaters performing in “Black Face” in 2010?
Southern white racists in the US think of themselves as a repressed minority. Which, probably, they should be. Note the use of the word “fundamental” in this context.
Nevada Democratic Senator and Senate Leader Harry Reid apparently stepped in it: The US Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, has apologised for private comments he made about Barack Obama before the 2008 presidential election. He is quoted in a new book as saying Mr Obama could win since he was a “light-skinned” African-American “with no…
Some people say yes, some people say no. Either way, Glen Beck is a Racist Moron. First, watch this:
Philipe Rushton, in his book Race, Evolution and Behavior, reports average brain size for the three races. The following is the graph from Rusthton’s book:
Well, yes. But the question raises some interesting points.
HP asked me to look at a couple of posts discussing Avatar. I did.
This is Chart 1 from Race, Evolutoin and Behavior by J. Philippe Rushton, originally published in the Unabridged Edition of same.
Many people assume human brains vary genetically and genetic variation maps to races. But the races are not real and genetic variation can’t explain brain differences. Because, dear reader, brains don’t work that way. Let’s look just at the brain part of this problem.
This post started out as a comment that would have gone here (but would have done just as well here). But it became sufficiently long and possibly interesting that I figured it would make a good, if somewhat rough, blog post.
Somebody is wrong on the Internet again, and it might be interesting enough to check out. It involved PZ Myers, Isis the Scientist, terrifiedtabetic, Stephanie Zvan, a few commenters, and it is all about Peter Watts getting beat up by border guards while crossing into the United States. I’m just guessing here, but I’m pretty…
“Get her drunk then get her done.” So reads one of the decals on the F-150 pickup truck parked in my new neighbor’s driveway. Of all the objectionable aphorisms on that particular truck, that’s the mildest one. I wonder what my daughter will think of that when she notices it some time over the next…
Continuing on with our theme of anti-Obama wackaloonery, including the inherent racism involved in that, there is not additional evidence that there are indeed more death threats against our President than usual. From the Boston Globe:
Hispanic children diagnosed with brain tumors get high-quality treatment at hospitals that specialize in neurosurgery far less often than other children with the same condition, potentially compromising their immediate prognosis and long-term survival, according to research from Johns Hopkins published in October’s Pediatrics. More than a decade after the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report Crossing…
He makes the argument that what he does is legal. It probably is. But he is still a dickwad. Watch CBS News Videos Online
So, I said some things that got my friend DuWayne Brayton mad, and this caused him to write two blog posts (here and here), and now with a little time to spare I’m giving this the attention it deserves.
Have you arrived to read this post because you don’t like the sound of the title? Does it piss you off? Good.
This is yet another in a series of posts on falsehoods. To refresh your memory, a falsehood is a belief held by a number of people that is in some way incorrect. That incorrectness may be blatant, it may be subtle, it may be conditional, it may be simple, it may be complex. But, the…
A couple of weeks ago, I published a very controversial post titled “Maybe We Should Have Elected a White President After All” about the ongoing, possibly growing racism in connection with Obama’s presidency. The idea that a lot of the anti-Obama, including anti-health care reform, rhetoric and action was racially motivated was understood by some…
Senator Claire McCaskill’s health care forum. You can’t see much detail, but when a couple of black women in an all white room are dragged off by the police, I figure they were probably victims of the growing racism we are seeing in this discourse.
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