The party has seen a shift toward idealistic and morally driven policies, particularly on the subjects of race and inequality.
Coleman HughesIn 2014 Coates electrified the Left with "The Case for Reparations." His more moderate defenders said, "He doesn't mean it literally. Why are you so critical of him?" Now two major candidates have endorsed reparations. Never doubt the power of ideas.
If you have a problem with VM because it doesn’t encompass every sort of experience, then you must have a problem with every work of art.
Coleman HughesBigots and transphobes will obviously disagree with me here, but I think this is *exactly* what MLK meant with he said the arc of the universe is long but it bends towards justice. Bravo, Washington University! (Or brava? Or bravx?)
Making Friends With Black People [Nick Adams] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <b>White people of America, we know you've got it rough. </b> Sure, black men and women have been through four hundred years of slavery
Coleman HughesThe description of this book contains a strange & contradictory mix of outright stereotypes (blacks don't like country music) and eye-rolling at whites who traffic in very similar stereotypes (not all black people like Malcolm X, you racist!)
It's time to admit it: when we argue online, we’re not actually trying to persuade anyone. We’re not even trying to ‘win’ a debate. We’re trying to “dunk” on our rivals, “own” our political enemies. We’re just performing for our followers, who are...
Bad teaching is a common explanation given for the disastrously inadequate public education received by America’s most vulnerable populations. This is a myth. Aside from a few lemons who were notable for their rarity, the majority of teachers I...
Candace Owens, the black conservative activist who has previously made waves by calling Donald Trump the “savior” of the West and asserting that there is something “bio-chemically” (sic) wrong with single, childless women, has done it again. (You...
When Netflix’s Dear White People made its debut in April, 2017, the show immediately impressed viewers with the complex emotional multitudes it contained—showing its characters to be what author Cheryl Strayed once described as “flawed, and capable...
Coleman HughesA great piece by @cvaldary on the show "Dear White People" and related themes. My take: 1st season was excellent, with complex and varied portraits of black kids in college. 2nd season became woke propaganda.
The classic family film Mary Poppins has been branded racist by a US academic who accuses Dame Julie Andrews of 'blacking up' with soot while dancing with chimney sweeps. In a piece for the New York Times, Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner criticises...
Coleman HughesPeople are searching for racism like it's oil. Racism has become a commodity, figuratively speaking. If it were a literal commodity, however, it's value would be through the roof at this moment in history.