Category: race

A New Kind Of “Mistake”

     I think we’ll be seeing this more often:      Sunday’s fatal shooting in a Minneapolis suburb was the 18th time in the past 20 years that police officers used a gun when they said they intended to use a Taser, according to a use-of-force researcher.      By comparison, police kill about 1,000 people each …

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Distinctions That Fail To Matter

     Anyone familiar with the fusillades over race and racial differences these past few decades will be aware that there are some subjects generally regarded as “too hot to touch.” The confrontation-averse are well advised to avoid such subjects, as those on one side are prone to hurling insults rather than reasoned arguments with evidentiary …

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Standards

     First up today, courtesy of Mike Miles at 90 Miles From Tyranny, an indispensable quote from the indispensable Thomas Sowell:      Now, a few words from Ksenya Aleksandrova at Chicks on the Right:      I see that the ugly lies that math, timeliness, and successful life habits are systems of racism and whiteness are …

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Have We Witnessed America’s Racial Fort Sumter?

     Some time ago, I wrote a series of essays about what I saw as a race war in progress. I’ve added those essays to the ones ported here from Liberty’s Torch V1.0 (i.e., the Blogger edition). Here are the links: It’s On It’s On: What Now? It’s On: Where Explanation Remains Required It’s On: …

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Social And Commercial Evolution In Action

     If you don’t remember this story, from a year and a half ago, I can’t fault you; I had to go poring through my stacks to locate it, remembering only that it was race-related:      COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (CBS46) — Stereotyped, intimidated, racism, and uncomfortable, all words used by shoppers to describe their shopping …

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Denouncing The Obvious

     A little thought can go a long way. However, on some subjects, thinking is effectively forbidden. Here’s one.      Let’s say you’re a college professor, and that you teach a first-year class whose enrollees arrived at that class with a fairly wide distribution of high-school grade point averages. At the end of the semester, …

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You Think You’re On Top Of The Lunacies…

     …and then something like this scrolls by:      Black Lives Matter protesters badgered young cheerleaders while they entered the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville for a cheer competition on Saturday.      One of the protester leaders Carmen M. Jones, who said Sunday that she stands by her comments, yelled at the girls …

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A Jewel From A Cesspool

     Once in a great while, even that festering stew of hatred-soaked Leftists we call Twitter will yield up a gem:      I could not have put it better. The Left, after all, was the source and bastion of racism during the Jim Crow years that followed emancipation. A Leftist’s natural inclination is toward force, …

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Mask Slippages Dept.

     There are days when the cleavages become all too clear…when the battle lines are too bold and bright for anyone to dispute that there’s a war on. Today is such a day:      La Mesa, California Trustee Charda Bell-Fontenot told fellow board members that in-person school learning is “a very white supremacist ideology.” She …

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Protection Rackets: The Latest Trend

     You’ve heard about the black racialists demanding “reparations,” haven’t you? Translated from the Thuggese, that amounts to “Pay us and maybe we’ll stop trashing your cities.” They might as well walk into your store, look around appraisingly, and murmur “Nice place you’ve got here. Be a shame if anything were to happen to it.” …

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It’s On: The Ongoing Saga

From Colin Flaherty: Some stories you have to read 10 times before deciding: ’Yes: What I thought was too crazy is really true.’ This is one of those stories. Here goes, believe it or not: A black Baltimore bus driver organized a mob of 20 black people to assault a white family of three on …

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It’s On: Where Explanation Remains Required

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote: I’m a child of the Civil Rights Era. I’ve yearned for the day when Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” vision would become the unquestioned reality of our nation. It has not arrived. If anything, it’s receded further from reality with every passing year. Intelligent people who …

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It’s On: What Now?

As I said in the previous piece, now that the long-feared race war is on, the imperative question is What now? However, the previous observation is so striking, and so paralyzing, that many Americans won’t get around to asking themselves what they should do next. Unfortunately, for perhaps two-thirds of us, the failure to address …

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It’s On

Here’s the evidence. Read it. Here’s a little more. Read that too. Here’s a lot more. Read it all. Weep or not, as you prefer. For myself, I’m done with tears. And I’m too much of a realist to deny objective evidence and its implications. In either case, the question becomes: What now? If you …

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