The evil concept holds that all white people are racist by definition.
Jonathan Church, CFA"What matters is actionable politics that disrupts the way white people talk in common everyday conversation because, somehow, this is the key to undoing all the inequalities that plague society—mass incarceration, health disparities, and the like."
Jonathan Church, CFA"Political correctness, then, is not an assault on free speech. It is an assault on Whiteness, or more specifically, the ways that white people talk and act in ways that sustain systemic racial inequality.”
My new article @AgonistJournal
On “White Fragility” and the psychology behind the critical reception to anti-racist reading lists
Jonathan Church, CFAGood essay by @olivertraldi. Only thing I'd add is I started studying WF after lots of writing on SJ, but was dismissed as "fragile" when I wrote one mild critique & was directed to WF. This struck me as an odd & worth studying. I had no idea.
On April 14, 2020 Gonzalo Schwarz, President and CEO of the Archbridge Institute, conducted the following interview with Dr. James J. Heckman. Dr. Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the Director of the...
Jonathan Church, CFAJames Heckman: "The same can be said of the academics who write about the growth of the Top 1%. Careful studies show much less growth in disparity than what is picked up in the popular press and by populist politicians."
Helen Pluckrose develops the definition of "Social Justice" as it is used in the academic literature in this tradition, explains its connections to identity politics and the political correctness movement, and then shows the relevance of the...
History is messy and we have an obligation to right the wrongs and provide crucial missing context to what remains, writes John Avlon, but in this moment of long-awaited change, we can't distinguish between a statue of Abraham Lincoln and one of...
Jonathan Church, CFA"But if, in this moment of long-awaited change, we can't distinguish between a statue of Abraham Lincoln and one of Jefferson Davis while debating the legacy of slavery, then we're in real trouble."
How the law of large numbers and Bayes theorem can help us think about the concept of white privilege.
Jonathan Church, CFAMy skepticism of "critical social justice" and WF theory does not mean I think "white privilege" is not a thing. Here's an article in which I argued for a Bayesian conception of white privilege
In a recent article for Areo Magazine , Queens University PhD candidate Galen Watts attempts to get “clear on what neoliberalism actually means” as a way of arriving at “a proper understanding of the world we inhabit”. Unfortunately, Watts makes the...