Topic | Republican Party

Another Tip On Countering Racism

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Ready For It? Don’t call racists backward idiots and haters. It’s unflattering to you, and it’s bad politics. Having a hard time with that? Hang in there with me. While white privilege is no minor prize, I think it’s fair to say that nowadays garden variety racism isn’t exactly rational. After all, most of the […]

The Party Of Lincoln

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The Republican Convention played like conventions past, perhaps enriched by an unusual number of outright lies, but otherwise, pretty much par for the course. Planks of the platform controversial among undecided voters were avoided, attacks were launched, and the rest was pablum for the base. So why watch? It’s a habit. I’ve been watching since […]

Overheard in Brooklyn

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This past weekend, two middle-aged African American men were sitting on a bench in Fort Greene Park. A white gay couple walked by provoking one of the Black men to complain to the other about LGBT people, comparing homophobia to racism. He said, “…I’m a Black man. You know that the minute I walk into […]