Category Archives: racism

NYT op-ed: Black professor says that he’s teaching his children that they can’t be friends with whites

Here we have a sad example of someone who’s been driven into unreasonable thoughts and behavior by Trump’s election, and puts it on display in the New York Times. (Click on screenshot below to go to the op-ed.) The person is Ekow N. Yankah, an African-American professor at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. […]

Not a joke: Atlantic article notes that eclipse path moves over many white areas, uses path of totality to indict America for racism

UPDATE: There are now over 500 comments on Ristroph’s piece, virtually all of them critical, and some quite funny. I actually feel sorry for the poor woman, but maybe she doesn’t read comments. Here are a few I selected quickly. _____________________ The present ideological climate in America is such that almost anything can serve as […]

Professor loses teaching job for approving a Black Lives Matter meeting from which whites were excluded; I disagree with the firing

While I think it’s racist to specify that a meeting should be limited to people of a certain skin color, I cannot sanction Essex County College for firing a professor for espousing that view. On June 6, Essex’s adjunct professor of communication Lisa Durden appeared in this in this 6½-minute interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson. […]

Students demand firing of Evergreen State professor for questioning a day of campus segregation

Things just get worse and worse on college campuses, and what would seem to be the wildest dreams of Kew have become the facts of Your State U. The latest travesty took place at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, a good liberal-arts school that has long been heavily infected with Regressive Syndrome. According to […]

The Atlantic summarizes all the college troubles, demands, and demonstrations

Reader Cate sent me a link that’s very useful if you are following the protests that are spreading all over the U.S. It’s a big and absorbing collection of Atlantic articles, posts, and readers’ notes appearing under the title, “Debating the campus protests at Yale, Mizzou, and elsewhere.” The behavior of demonstrators at Dartmouth (first bit in […]

Texas textbooks attempt to hide the history of slavery, but are exposed in Doonesbury

This report from the Washington Post is from July 5, so it’s not new, but I wasn’t aware of the issue until I saw yesterday’s Doonesbury cartoon by Garry Trudeau (below). The words in Trudeau’s strip are taken directly from new Texas school standards that will begin this fall. Most of us know that Texas is constantly […]

Blaming the South Carolina murders on the “war against Christianity”

Where do the right-wing news channels dig up people (some of them black) who claim that the killing of 9 black people in a South Carolima church was due not to racism, but to animus against Christianity? After all, the white killer, Dylann Storm Roof, had a history of racism, explicitly said that he wanted to […]