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On Trump’s Suburban Fear Mongering

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On September 18, 2020
Trump trying to revive the campaign of George Wallace has always seemed bizarre to me and no part more so than the fear mongering about suburbs. The suburbs have become significantly more diverse in recent years and it’s simply not 1968 anymore. Not that Trump realizes that. But how are suburban women responding to this […]

Good White Parents

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On August 7, 2020

Clearly the problem in the discussion about race and education on this blog is my lack of understanding for white parents. Angry White parents gripping picket signs. People making death threats and a

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The Problem of White Parents

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On August 5, 2020
I have not listened to the New York Times podcast Nice White Parents, simply because it would get in the way of me listening to music 14 hours a day and that’s not going to happen. But I have had many many people recommend it to me due to it reinforcing my long-standing arguments about […]
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Once again, a huge problem with our racial issues in this country comes from white liberals. The former mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges, had a pretty brave op-ed about her experiences in office with white liberals a week or so ago. It’s very much worth excerpting here: As the mayor of Minneapolis from 2014 to […]

#Whites

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On July 18, 2020

Leave it to rich white people to double down on privilege in education! Fed up with remote education, parents who can pay have a new plan for fall: import teachers to their homes. This goes beyond tut

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White Liberals and Race

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On July 16, 2020
When I write about schools or other racial issues, I get a lot of pushback. People wonder why I keep doing this. Am I trolling? No. The answer is that I really need to keep pushing this because left-of-center whites are also pretty bad on race, as this Five Thirty Eight piece explores. But here’s […]
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