Topic | genocide

What “Racial Equity” Does and Doesn’t Mean

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An article I wrote responding to UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh’s Washington Post editorial, “How the Asians Became WhiteĀ ” ended up creating a bit of a flap. There was a flood of angry comment, most of which was deleted. Note to readers: comments that begin with “you f**king Nazi,” or that refer to me as […]

The Other Side of Anti-Black Racism

  Give me a place to stand on and I will move the earth – Archimedes I’ve argued in the past that the fulcrum of white supremacy is anti-black racism. A fulcrum, you probably already know, is what one rests a lever on to give it, well, leverage. Without it, a lever is just a […]

The Autodidact’s Guide to Hegemony

My post of a couple of days ago, Why I Write What I Write, was my autodidact‘s first stab at tackling the concept of cultural hegemony. I know that’s a big, complicated idea, but I think it’s pretty key, and have ever since my brief and tortured attempt at college in my early 20s helped […]

Thankgiving and the Conundrum of Cultural Racism

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Every time I try to write about culture, I end up stuck with a lot of big words. For instance, the word conundrum. A conundrum is a problem for which the solution is a matter of conjecture. In other words, we can only guess at how to resolve a conundrum. Our white supremacist culture is […]

Not Vanquished

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I started Race Files after screening 24 hours of political commentary programs. I screened them to test a hunch. That hunch was that if these programs were your only window on the U.S., you’d conclude that people of color are a barely present and politically insignificant part of America. I’m sure you won’t be surprised […]

Why Don’t We Racially Profile Whites?

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A while back I wrote a post called White Identity Politics. In it, I wrote: Whiteness has a political meaning as much as does Black or Asian or any other racial category. In order to define non-Whites as inferior and deviant, Whites needed to be defined as superior and normal. By claiming the category “normal,” […]