Prejudice

There is an old saw that goes; there is your side, my side, and the truth is in the middle. The liberal perspective advocates a humanitarian view, finding a way to feed, house, and clothe people fleeing inevitable death by gang violence, drought, and starvation. The more conservative view is...

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  • December 28, 2022

I took a moment, in the interest of “fair and balanced” reporting, to tune into Fox News’ coverage of the opening of the 1/6 Committee hearing, last week. Of course, the scrolling chyron across the bottom of the screen calling it the Pelosi Committee was an obvious attempt to prejudice...

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  • August 2, 2021

Repost: Fordham Political Review. No one issue in politics today causes greater polarization than the issue of abortion.  I remember sitting down with my mother in high school, nerves fluttering in my stomach as I asked her, “What do you think about abortion?”  I was thinking about the fact that...

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  • May 22, 2021

Is US progressive politics, especially in cultural issues, incapable of attracting majority support. Not so much in terms of the usual self-fulfilling marginalization, but there are absolute limits to the mutability of moderate ideologies in  order to build working majorities. In these conditions, it seems almost certain that tit-for-tat will...

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  • April 3, 2021

“There is nothing about equality in that act! If anything, it’s, the, uh, it’s supremacy of gays, lesbians, and transvestites. This is what this is about, it’s about putting them higher than anyone else!”  Lauren Boebert  Trumpanzee Representative Lauren Boebert (QAnon CO) does what she does best while speaking with disgraced traitor...

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  • March 3, 2021

If many Red States were countries they would be economic disasters. We also talk private prisons, COVID relief bill, Wall Street, and more. The truth about the Red States x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • February 1, 2021

A friend/neighbor was walking through the trails in our Kingwood, Texas neighborhood and came across an epithet that clarifies Trumpism & Racism are alive & well in our town. Racism Alive. Kingwood, TX is Trump / Cruz / Crenshaw country See full episodes here. I received a call this morning from Dr....

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  • January 31, 2021

Jim Clyburn to Republicans: Tell the truth. Stop lying to the Americans Profiling was almost fatal to our nation—two interesting talks on race. Let’s have some truth. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics:...

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  • January 15, 2021

A white woman friend texted me. She wanted a candid discussion on race, given her church's foray into social justice activism of some form. A white woman friend's racial prejudice x x YouTube Video 'See full episodes here. My friend sent me the following text a few days ago. I...

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  • January 10, 2021

There's a slight delay in the PA certification announcement if only because “This is not at all frivolous.” Now 1-36 in lawsuits, the Trump campaign tries to claim again on appeal of a technicality that every Pennsylvania postal ballot is illegal because “defective mail ballots”, that they should be thrown out...

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  • November 24, 2020

Total Landscape losing with “strained legal arguments”, free of factual proof. x Judge in the Pennsylvania case really took the Trump team to the woodshed. https://t.co/IXyeyjuiM0 pic.twitter.com/JIbS9OwRbU— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 21, 2020 “In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let...

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  • November 22, 2020

Michael Gerson is a lifelong Republican who was George W. Bush’s speechwriter for several years. He also holds strong anti-abortion (he would say, pro-life) views and he is a longtime WaPo columnist, largely conservative (in the old-fashioned sense) and occasionally moderate, enough that I read his work sometimes. I’m glad...

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  • September 18, 2020

I was reading another diary and I looked up something that caught my eye.   How sad it is that the people have become this mentally unstable.  People who have been raised at the same table, shared the same holidays, worked along beside each other and many raised by the same...

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  • August 29, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • August 29, 2020
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This week I attended (remotely) the Rethinking Economics Festival and encountered challenging pluralist discourses like a platform economy (noting that most of such work is populated by women), decolonizing the Eurocentric position in disciplines, or “fully-automated luxury communism”. I thought I’d share some resource items and make a few observations....

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  • July 26, 2020

Trump's cosplay paramilitary uses repression stunts to reinforce GOP's voter suppression message, pointing their tiny mushrooms. x “I can't turn my back. But I fear for my life”: photographer captures pictures of #TrumpsGestapo pointing their guns at him during #PortlandProtests https://t.co/GgFF9VOtmx— Julie Laumann (@Otpor17) July 23, 2020 Putting the sado...

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  • July 23, 2020

Love this: x We wanted to show y'all how @LindseyGrahamSC keeps increasing the number of acceptable COVID-19 deaths (hint: it's zero). We literally could not finish the video before he changed the target again. He's now up to 180,000 deaths. pic.twitter.com/avO1d03grs— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) July 2, 2020 Jaime Harrison, the...

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  • July 2, 2020

Paul Krugman has a column out this morning: Tulsa and the Many Sins of Racism, about Bunker Boy’s choice of Tulsa and Juneteenth for his restart rally — choices Krugman is certain were deliberate. Being a Nobel laureate in economics, Krugman looks at the question of race relations from a...

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  • June 19, 2020

Yes, thank heavens the lifelong racist who wanted to murder the Central Park Five is on the job. (Okay, he probably wasn’t racist as an infant or toddler. Then again, who knows? Many people are saying he was. Many, many people. That’s what I heard, anyway.) x Donald Trump on...

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  • June 11, 2020

Racism is a prejudice deeper than hue but one nonetheless. Ridding from it requires intentionality. Here is how I did it. Your journey requires one more step though. I rid myself of this shameful prejudice early in my life x x YouTube Video Watch full episodes here. A few days...

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  • June 11, 2020

Since the latest media frame “defend/defund the police” is self-limiting, the discourse should move to redefining emergency services much as “first-responders” has expanded to include those on the “front-line”. Trumpists just don’t get it, but they will seize on the latest frame much like some celebrities (and IMPOTUS*) can confuse...

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  • June 11, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Jaime Harrison (D. SC), has an op-ed in The Root that addresses George Floyd and the years of police brutality that the black community has had to deal with: Minneapolis, Minn.; Louisville, Ky.; Brunswick, Ga. These are the latest cities turned inside out because of the killing...

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  • June 7, 2020

Trump’s Inaugural Speech: REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens...

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  • June 1, 2020

Allow me a moment of personal reflection as we watch the country once again get torn apart over race. I’m not Black; I’m Jewish. (There are very very few Black Jews.) I grew up on the history of 2000 years of persecution. I study the history of religion and I’ve...

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  • May 29, 2020

A submission for Memorial Day weekend: The Highest and Purest Democracy: Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn’s Iwo Jima Eulogy to his Fallen Comrades Roland Gittelsohn was a Marine Corps chaplain in World War II, and he was on Iwo Jima just after the battle. One of the other chaplains, who was organizing...

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  • May 23, 2020

The white supremacist that hunted and murdered Trayvon Martin because he was black and walking has filed a lawsuit against Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg for tweets they made on the anniversary of the young high school student death’s by the hands of George Zimmerman. The right wing website WND...

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  • February 19, 2020

Indicative of the current climate of coddled-hate gripping the country, it is not surprising that two houses, one literal, of worship were attacked over the weekend. Rockland County, New York, and White Settlement, Texas were the scenes of horrific violence this past weekend. Respectively, one at a Rabbi’s home and...

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  • December 30, 2019

While discussing DACA, a Politics Done Right listener called in to complain about immigrants not speaking on wanting to learn English. I challenged the fairness of the accusation. Many times one’s prejudice is not manifested as a slur or poor treatment. Many times one uses some other issues that are pretty much a stand-in...

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  • November 13, 2019

Trump’s narcissism could compel him to want to appear in his own defense before the Senate during his impeachment trial. Needless to say, that would be foolhardy and an historical spectacle, BUT WHAT RATINGS! We know that in the Mueller matter, Trump’s lawyers managed to prevail in preventing Trump from...

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  • October 31, 2019

x A federal judge just ruled that Harvard's admissions policy doesn't discriminate against Asian American students https://t.co/3EcdGOKybz — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) October 1, 2019 Today’s ruling represents a cynical use of white-privilege for a “model minority” to recuperate the mission that failed in the case of Abigail Fisher. The charges that de facto...

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  • October 12, 2019

Karma is really fun sometimes, huh? A police officer in Muskegon, Michigan, was placed on administrative leave after a black man who was interested in buying his house saw a framed KKK application on his wall and Confederate flags in his house and garage. The officer, Charles Anderson, is on...

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  • August 12, 2019

It has been widely accepted that the “Third Rail” of politics is tampering with Social Security benefits. Similarly, the third rail of conversation is religion.  Buried beneath the press but giving oxygen to the likes of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY.) and White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday talk shows...

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  • July 22, 2019

Everyone who knows me, know I do not play the race card. If I tell you an event that occurred to me is racial, then it is. In fact, many of my friends, white, black, and other, sometimes get frustrated with me because I try to go through many permutations...

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  • July 14, 2019

I’m submitting this as a diary rather than a comment because I want to draw attention to a particular moment in  moment in history that was examined in today’s WaPo: For Japanese Americans, the debate over what counts as a ‘concentration camp’ is familiar. In 1998, there was an exhibit...

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  • June 20, 2019

Zombies have gripped American popular culture for years. In books, television shows, and films, the undead are regularly resurrected for your entertainment. (Even Jane Austen fans were treated to Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy butchering those from beyond the grave in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.) But whatever their reanimation...

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  • April 28, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s (D. PA) re-election campaign: Pennsylvania has the fifth largest incarceration population in the nation — and the highest in the Northeast. These numbers are staggering and unacceptable — and mass incarceration has a disproportionate and shameful impact on poor communities of color. As...

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  • April 26, 2019

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) A Republican Congressman shouted at Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) to “Go back to Puerto Rico!” Thursday while Cárdenas was on the House floor.   Initially, and in typical GOP fashion, when Rep. Cárdenas demanded to know who shouted it, the classless GOP reps wouldn’t fess up. ”There was about 50 mostly male Republicans...

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  • January 18, 2019

There is a rather disconcerting idea touted by so-called progressives on the order of: Islamophobia is on the rise in the West: most particularly in Europe and the United Sates. The idea itself presupposes that there is such a phenomenon as Islamophobia and that it is some nefarious and specious...

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