Tagged: racism

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It’s a Weird Day

Last night was pretteh awesome. The inimitable Rich “Sunshine” Meister got us on the list for the Dallas premiere of HBO’s¬†Ballers. Open bar, free buffet, pretty people dressed up into prettier people. Super cool. Unfortunately, while I was enjoying the unearned spoils of a friendship based almost entirely on a...

The Three-Fifths Man 0

The Three-Fifths Man

I’m getting tired of hearing African American leaders toss the Three-Fifths Compromise into discussions about discrimination in America. Yesterday on Laura Ingraham Washington, D.C. Councilman Michael Brown was on with a local bishop discussing a same-sex marriage initiative in the District. He views it as a civil rights issue. I...

The end of self-segregation? 0

The end of self-segregation?

I’ve never liked self-segregation. When my parents went to parties they would seek out the black attendees and they would link on to each other, as though any minute someone would try to force them out and they’d have to fight for their right to stay. When we moved to...

Newark’s Mayor on Suburban Racism 0

Newark’s Mayor on Suburban Racism

I’m reading a long article in the NYT Magazine, so long that I may not finish it tonight – and I came across this from Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark: When I met last month with Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark who at 39 is already something of...