Racism

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In this case, South Carolina. From Steve M.: I was reminded of this when I glanced at Jacob Weisberg’s Jon Huntsman profile in Vogue and my eye fell on this this har-har-har good-ol’-boy anecdote about a Huntsman campaign appearance in Greer, South Carolina: Henry McMaster, the state’s silver-haired former attorney general, then makes the political…

Paul Krugman Is Very Shrill

As a fellow card-carrying member of the Ancient, Holy and High Hermeneutic Order of the Shrill, I mean that as a compliment: There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relief — of the black-humor variety —…

Conservative commentator Dennis Prager has a nice little bigot eruption, brought to us by Thers at Whiskey Fire: It is hard to imagine a more demeaning statement about black America than labeling demands that all voters show a photo ID anti-black. This is easily demonstrated. Imagine if some Democratic politician had announced that demanding a…

And what it might mean for racism in the U.S. Over at VoxEu, there’s an interesting post describing the correlation between German pogroms in the 1920s and those in 1349. Yes, 1349–seven centuries earlier. Here’s the key result: The authors note:

So batshitloonitarian libertarian Ron Paul, who isn’t a racist, but just happens to adopt civil rights positions completely identical to those held by racists, has a slight problem. As Brad DeLong notes, he does believe in a very active role for government–but only on behalf of certain people (italics original; boldface mine): When you own…

I’m a bit late to this story, but, if you missed it, the LA Times had a superb article about how IKEA treats and pays workers at its U.S. facilities much worse than at its Swedish factories: Workers complain of eliminated raises, a frenzied pace and mandatory overtime. Several said it’s common to find out…

Some Civil War Blogging

Sadly, too many Americans are probably unaware that the anniversary surrender of the Confederate rebels at Appomattox happened a few days ago. I’ve found three posts I highly recommend. First, Tony Wikrent: One thing I really would like you to take away from this diary is a basic sense of how the United States, as…

Well, technically speaking, it’s Fox News, but, really, what’s the difference? Fox News has a website, Fox News Latino, that ran with this headline: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Are Having an Anchor Baby. It’s like a nervous tic or something. They just can’t help themselves. And remember, as driftglass likes to say, no nation…

In Ohio’s ninth congressional district, Republican voters have nominated Rich Iott, a wealthy businessman, who has an interesting hobby: he likes to dress up as a member of the Waffen SS, which were Nazi Germany’s elite and ideologically motivated shock troops. Here is how Iott’s play-date buddies describe the Waffen SS (italics mine): Nazi Germany…

I Find Hope in the Constancy of Stupidity

Seriously. I do. Over at Gin and Tacos, Ed decries the deluge of stupidity in which we are awash: The real issue, and I mean the real, honest-to-god Problem With The World Today, is that Americans as a nation are dumb. Really fucking dumb. The Pew [religious knowledge] survey, the Tea Party, or the afternoon…