Posts Tagged ‘race’
Weekly Sift explains the US polarized body politic: Small-government Freedom vs. Big-government Rights. Plus the Yearly Sift.
New York Times: For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions.
Shooting Parrots is blogging again! Read the rest of this entry »
Dan said: “Perhaps someone absquatulated with an important part.”
Jeff Sharlet: The Darkness Show: On Jokes and Terror in Paris.
Some folks are saying this (picture) is racist. I think it’s perversely genius. It takes a still existing trademark with a very questionable past (Uncle Ben is now Chairman of the Board, it seems) and uses it for political satire. I went looking around the net for more information and found this article which I found interesting. Roger Green, I’d be interested in your take on it.
I read the comment on one string. Some felt it was fine parody, appropriate about Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, someone who has said such outlandish things as that Jews having guns could have mitigated or even prevented the Holocaust. He’s not only been shown to be ignorant of history, but, surprisingly for a neurosurgeon, profoundly wrongheaded about science.
Others felt the intent is irrelevant. Read the rest of this entry »
John Scalzi on Hurricane Katrina, and poverty. “Being Poor,” Ten Years On.
The Truth of ‘Black Lives Matter’: “They are NOT asserting that black lives are more precious than white lives.”
Mr. Frog linked to Here’s How New Texas Public School Textbooks Write About Slavery.
No, Mount McKinley’s former and new name, “Denali,” does NOT mean “Black Power” in Kenyan. Or Swahili. Denali means “the great one” in the local Athabaskan language of Alaska.