See if you can guess at the primary complaint of the “coloured” people — ie mixed-race people — in South Africa. Yep: racial discrimination. A kind of “apartheid” if you will, with the “coloured” peoples marginalized in ghettoes outside of and apart from the more prosperous cities, and forced to live in squalor with little prospect of escape.
Unless you’re going to replace something bad with something better… then there’s no point in replacing the bad thing at all. Otherwise stated: if the thing you’re going to put in place of a bad thing is actually WORSE than the bad thing, then you’re best off LEAVING the bad thing in place. Until, that is… you can come up with something better. Continue reading We Called This — 30 Years Ago
The Race Grievance Industry is fond of taking a single incident, and using it to say, “See? See? This proves that … Continue reading Let’s Play the RGI’s Game For a Bit
The Atlantic slave trade was abolished more than a century and a half ago; Jim Crow laws were abolished more than half a century ago; South African apartheid was abolished more than twenty years ago. Presumably if white people were “supreme” in America, then they (we) would have been able to hold back SOME of the steady, more than century-long dismantling of these institutions. Some “supreme” race! But they (we) COULD be! After all, white people are STILL by very far, the largest demographic in America… I guess they (we) just don’t want to. Continue reading White Supremacy? There’s No Such Thing.
Here are some basic truths about racism. They’re much overlooked, but they remain as true as ever. It’s just as … Continue reading Simple Racism Truths
Almost four years ago, in this post here — an “Open Letter to Black Americans” — we re-visited a point we’ve … Continue reading Open Letter To Black Americans (Follow-up)
I was listening to National Public Radio on the way in to work this morning. It was their usual morning … Continue reading NPR Watch (4/7/16)