Tag Archives: racism

To The Gaslamp: Don’t Use Me As Your Excuse to be Racist

I’d like to make one thing especially clear. Do not use me to justify your discrimination. Continue reading

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But If We Change The Schools Named for Confederates …

… then where do we stop? I’ve heard that, and variations, raised as both an objection intended to derail a conversation, and as an honest question. Here’s my answer. True, schools are not the only places that bear Confederate names. … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Beats Texas

I’m not talking about football. The University of Oklahoma President David Boren released this statement less than a day after a video showing Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) brothers signing a blatantly racist song: To those who have misused their free … Continue reading

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Whose Discourse? Our Discourse!

Someone at MSNBC tweeted something implying that right-wing Republicans’ long history of intolerance and racism might mean they would not appreciate a commercial that features a biracial family being cute about breakfast cereal and heart disease. The response from the … Continue reading

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Maybe I Should Scream Sexism Now?

Although to do so would seem to be playing into your hands, Dave Andrews, a.k.a. MrBigShot. Thanks so much, by the way, for the constructive feedback on my post about the racist joke on last night’s NewsFix. Dave’s comment on … Continue reading

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NewsFix Fail

I finally watched the new “news” format, NewsFix, on Houston’s KIAH 39. They did a story on National Geographic’s recent typical person story, which crunches global data to arrive at the fact that the most typical person on the planet, … Continue reading

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