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Yes, the phase is casually, dishonestly employed, and so debased as to be largely emptied of moral weight. This is another thing the left has ruined. At the same time, leftist identity politics legitimize preferred forms of segregation, racial favoritism, and ideological policing of color lines. Demanding “safe spaces” with admission only to specific ethnic […]

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Having been a Democrat, last voting for Bill Clinton in 1992, I pretty much bought the assumption common to my peers that conservatives and Republicans were just bad people. This simple minded existential solution allowed me great latitude in judging my own reasoning and behavior, I was, after all, fighting an insidious evil. To see […]

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The week of Easter 2019 was difficult, personally and as a Christian. I lost my mother in law, our last remaining parent. Notre Dame caught fire and burned, doing massive damage. The small Christian community of Sri Lanka suffered terrorist attacks, resulting in hundreds of deaths. Another shooting at a Jewish synagogue in California. I […]

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In a Health Committee hearing of the Ohio House of Representatives this past week, Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) introduced an Amendment to the “Heartbeat” abortion bill as it moved through the legislature. The amendment read as follows, African-American women shall be exempt from the requirements in sections 2919.192 through 2919.196 of the Revised Code. […]

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Segregation is Alive and Well, Thanks to Progressives

 

This country has tolerated the attacks of Progressives who experience great satisfaction in calling Republicans and Conservatives racist. We are now seeing the downside of their crusade, as segregation becomes a reality once more. The history of Progressive racism has been ignored for many years, but the support of the Left for various forms of racism in the past can be tied to the call for segregation today, especially on college campuses. It is a frightening and ugly picture.

We need to take a look at the history that connects Democrats and the Left to racism. The most obvious relationship became apparent after the Civil War during the period of Reconstruction. The Democrats in the South were outraged about the freed slaves who chose to support the Republican party; after all, Abraham Lincoln’s declarations of emancipation were carried out by President U.S. Grant and both were heroes of the black community. As a result, Democrats essentially waged a southern war against blacks who became politically active; they brutally attacked and murdered blacks who met to become politically active as Republicans. President Grant was torn about the appropriateness of sending federal troops to regain order in the states, but it was clear that another war was on the horizon if he didn’t. The Ku Klux Klan was formed in 1866 and was active well into the 20th century. It was one of the most vicious terrorist and white supremacist groups that this country has ever seen.

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There is no justification for the murder of innocents. It’s a monstrous, horrible thing from which all decent people should recoil, and which everyone should unequivocally condemn. I hope all those who participated in or helped facilitate the carnage in New Zealand meet swift and sure justice. This atrocity is being described as a terrorist […]

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After reading this story last week, I experienced outrage, despair and disbelief. For some reason, I’m a little less moved by these actions in other parts of the country, but this situation took place right here in Polk County, Florida. And I think it represents more than a bizarre case, but describes in many respects […]

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Edit: Based on the discussion, I now realize where the context of the black face came from: 19th and 20th century minstrel shows. Got it and thank you. The following is the original post: You know, the Northam blackface/KKK photos made me recall that when I was in my early twenties, I went to a […]

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In the past several years the terms racist and Nazi have become prevalent in the general discourse. Mostly used by the left to smear people they disagree with, a tool in the identity politics war. The fight has been a bitter one. But one thing always gets pushed aside: search for the truth.  More

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Northam Reverses: Now Claims He Isn’t in the Racist Photo; Refuses to Resign

 

A day after Gov. Ralph Northam apologized for being in a racist yearbook photo (either as a man in blackface or in a Klan outfit), the Virginia Democrat now claims he’s “not the person in that photo.” Northam read a prepared statement inside the Executive Mansion in Richmond Saturday to explain himself:

He said part of the reason he thinks that is, is because he vividly remembers another situation where he blackened his face to portray Michael Jackson at a dance contest in San Antonio in 1984, after graduating from Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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In hearing about the latest outrage, with the young boys waiting for their bus after the March for Life in Washington, D.C., I had to look up another “new” word. Apparently, this is part of the process of hate that has permeated our culture in this modern world. Doxxing: (from dox, abbreviation of documents) or […]

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A couple of days ago @henryracette had some thoughtful commentary on the nice writer’s block piece from @susanquinn: … what do I have to say that hasn’t been said, or that hasn’t been said clearly or often enough to whatever audience I imagine addressing. More

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for December 17, 2018 it’s the Angry White Men edition of the show #204 with your bitter clinger White Hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa (the handsome one). This week we ask: if the Dems are the party of inclusion, then why is […]

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I am a consistent listener to Glenn Loury and John McWhorter on bloggingheads.tv because even though I don’t always agree with Loury and McWhorter, I always find them interesting. Here John McWhorter debates Nikhil Singh in a Reason magazine sponsored debate on the topic, “Has Anti-Racism Become as Harmful as Racism?” You can watch the […]

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President Trump has an opportunity to retool his image and focus in preparation for 2020. Even though I support immigration reform and the building of a wall (wish we didn’t have to do that if only to preserve the beauty of the landscape and spirit of a welcoming country), I think the immigration focus was […]

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In politics, language matters. (Here, I must insert an obligatory Orwell reference.) Marginal theories can seep into the mainstream when marginal vocabulary seeps into the mainstream. Such is the case with identity politics — and, in particular, the trendy phrase “people of color.” I’ve noticed, even within the conservative commentariat (Reihan Salam, I’m looking at […]

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I finally got to visit Canada while vacationing with my sister in Glacier Park last week, and glad I did. However, the visit was less than ideal. First, after the expected questions by an intimidating border official, we were directed to pull into an area off to the side, put our keys on the dash, […]

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There’s been a lot of reflection in 2018 about the year 1968, a half century past. Generally regarded as one of the most disquieting years in American history, there were assassinations, urban race riots, the ongoing and controversial war in Viet Nam, all the campus protests and unrest, the Democratic National Convention which descended into […]

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Institutionalized Victimhood and Its Effects on Black Americans

 

One day I had a discussion with a man who (I thought) was a good friend. He was an ardent Leftist, and our discussion of politics and racism took a strange turn. When I pointed out that Jews had been discriminated against for centuries (and we’re both Jewish), he was outraged; he said that the Jewish experience couldn’t be compared to the tragedy of slavery. When I asked him, why not, he couldn’t answer me.

In another discussion, he was describing black people as victims and said we needed to acknowledge that fact. When I asked him how it benefited blacks if we acknowledged and treated them as victims, once again he couldn’t answer. We never discussed discrimination again.

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