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The Whiteness of South Texas

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On October 2, 2021
Is this a Cleetus safari? It might be. But we do have to figure out what on earth is going on in south Texas, with its amazing and horrifying transformation from being a Hillary stronghold in 2016 to a purple area in 2020, with majority-Mexican-American counties moving up to 30 points to Trump. So this […]
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White Fears

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On June 10, 2021
Now I can see why we need to protect Maddie and Connor from going to school with Black kids. Might make their parents feel a bit anxious, having to interaction with the other people! White people often feel anxious about interacting with non-Whites, and they go out of their way to erect barriers to reduce […]
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Imagined Communities

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On May 29, 2021
How do you have a nation when large members of the community simply refuse to admit that other people are actually members of that community? The answer is that you don’t. And that’s where this nation is headed. See this in Wausau, Wisconsin: A standing-room-only crowd packed a drab courthouse meeting room one recent night […]
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Since white parents will do everything possible to not send their kids to schools with Black kids (well, maybe one or two from upper middle class backgrounds so that little Connor and Maddie can have just the right kind of diversity in their lives), what if, like with vaccines, we started to provide incentives to […]
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