Topic | anti-Semitism

The Next Wave: Getting Ready For Trump’s America

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I’ve decided that for me, this is a time to leave nothing potentially useful unexposed, and to stop hiding behind liberalism. I mean, if this election showed us anything, liberalism is no longer the shield it used to be in the war against the political right wing. So, I figure, why bother lugging it around? […]

Why I Support Same Sex Marriage as a Civil Right, But Not as a Strategy to Achieve Structural Change

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The pending Supreme Court decisions concerning the constitutionality of California Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act have pushed discussion of same-sex marriage into the mainstream of the news cycle, with many civil rights advocates convinced that regardless of the court’s decision, eventual victory is a done deal. I don’t disagree. I’ve also argued […]

More on Racially Profiling Whites

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A friend (who I’m lucky to know because he’s so much smarter than me) commented my my post “Why Don’t We Racially Profile Whites?” pointing out that there is a white racial profile. The white racial profile is the other side of the story of the way people of color are profiled. So, for instance, […]

My First Seder

What you make of liberation, that is the trick. Can you, unshackled, set someone else free? – from “exodus and after” by Cynthia Greenberg. I just attended my first Passover Seder.  For those, like me, who are new to this tradition, Seder is a gathering of remembrance of the Jewish story of liberation from slavery.  […]

How To Recognize A Racist: A Note To The National Review

Surprise! The National Review is firing another writer for racism. According to National Review editor Rich Lowry, “Unbeknowst to us, occasional Phi Beta Cons contributor Robert Weissberg (whose book was published a few years ago by Transaction) participated in an American Renaissance conference where he delivered a noxious talk about the future of white nationalism. […]