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You only noticed I’m white because you’re a racist.

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On November 24, 2009
In the comments to a long, inaccurate attack on those who consider Palin evidence that the conservative movement is trending stupid, Darleen Click claims that those who point out the extreme whiteness of Palin supporters “reveal a great more about [themselves] than Palin.” Because such people notice race at all, they’re insufficiently colorblind and therefore […]

The end of something

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On November 5, 2008

Race in America has always seemed to me like the terrible secret at the end of Chinatown, that isn’t really a secret at all. Forget it, Jake . . . Anyway.

Ugly

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On June 21, 2008

A few months ago, I foolishly claimed that Pat Oliphant could never get away with open racism comparable to his misogyny. I was certainly mistaken. (Latter link via Ez.)

Not a Newsflash

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On May 20, 2008
Reproductive healthcare in prisons in the U.S. sucks. First, there were prisons that were refusing to allow pregnant inmates to get abortions, even when the women could pay for the procedures themselves. The ACLU challenged the prison policies and won. Twice. But there are also – and still – problems of women being sterilized in […]

Silver Platter

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On March 13, 2008
In light of the too-late resignation of Clinton campaign Senior Adviser For Race-Baiting Gerry Ferraro, it’s worth highlighting this about New York’s new governor: With Spitzer announcing his resignation amid a prostitution scandal, Paterson, 53, will become the country’s third African American governor since Reconstruction. Still, black people just have it too damned easy in […]

The Candidate of Reagan

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On December 27, 2007

Shorter Verbatim Ron Paul: “Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the “criminal justice system,” I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males in that cit

Today’s Dose of Shameless Racism

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On December 3, 2007
Based on the assurances of an anonymous “expert,” K-Lo reassures the world that Thomas Smith is off the hook because Arabs are filthy liars. [W]e “should have provided readers with more context and caveats” – the context that Smith was operating in an uncertain environment where he couldn’t always be sure of what he was […]
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