White Privilege

Beetle-Juice Three Times. Thank Jeebus that cheesehead is not banned from primary and secondary schools in Wisconsin. Because nothing says “Freedom” and “Liberty” like being the language police. If you talk about “spirit murdering” and “action civics” they might even exist. Better to be “un-woke”, because you might develop an “unconscious-bias”. Darn...

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  • October 24, 2021

Yesterday the state of Georgia defined election integrity as—black people not voting. Republicans love to throw around the image of liberal politicians in hemp-filled rooms manipulating the lives of “real Americans.” Well last night, in a guarded room, Georgia governor Brian Kemp, flanked by a clique of hoodless, conveniently masked...

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  • March 26, 2021

Hey, I get it. If I’d tried to overthrow the legitimate government of the United States, I probably wouldn’t want to be tried in Washington, D.C., either. Because, you know, Washington residents tend to frown on such hijinks. So it only makes sense that Jenny Cudd, the (alleged) insurrectionist who used...

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  • March 12, 2021

It is true that white supremecy reigned on Jan 6th and still does but stupid does not actually know any color.  This guy is everything opposite of Eugene Goodman. How this man aligns himself with whites who are using him as a black prop is beyond me.  From Right Wing Watch. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/…...

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  • February 19, 2021

In 2008 when former President Obama was thrust into one of the biggest financial messes since the depression of 1929, his stated goal was to get us out of the ditch. With jobs being lost by some accounts at a rate of 800,000 per month and people wondering where and when...

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  • February 17, 2021

Oh these rioters, so mollycoddled. Organic food in jail. No problem. Personally want my Harrod’s delivery, or I’m on hunger strike! I booked a holiday. No problem just as long as you don’t go to DC. Can I have a break during my sentence then? Imagine if this was how...

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  • February 8, 2021

There’s going to be a lot of swearing in this. Let me begin: What the fucking fuck? A woman accused of participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol asked a federal judge for permission to leave the country on vacation later this month – and got it. …...

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  • February 3, 2021

I’ve been white my whole life (and, believe me, it’s never been this embarrassing), so I understand white privilege. As a young teenager, I got into some minor hijinks involving snowballs and cars that landed me in the back seat of a cop car for about five or 10 minutes....

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  • February 2, 2021

Democracy is an afterthought for Trumpists. Whether it’s the “sense of style” or “good men knowing their limitations” the movie character of Dirty Harry played by Clint Eastwood resembles the RWNJ fantasy of transcendent morality embodied in some westerns. Harry Callahan acts beyond a rule of law premised on liberal...

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  • January 28, 2021

Author Cliff Oxford gives a cadre of reasons why rural voters are hard for progressive to reach and why they vote against their interests. Cliff Oxford on the rural voters Please see the full episode here. Joining us is Cliff Oxford, here to discuss his third book, Redneck Reverie: The Rationale for...

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  • January 27, 2021

Derrick Evans, the suuuper-genius who filmed himself participating in a violent insurrection, has resigned from the West Virginia House of Delegates. MetroNews: “I hereby resign as a member of the House of Delegates, effective immediately,” Evans said in a one-page letter submitted to Gov. Jim Justice and the House. The House...

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  • January 9, 2021

It was all fun and games on Wednesday. In an extraordinary display of white privilege, a mob of fascists celebrated as they overran U.S. Capitol Police, smashed windows, terrorized staff, trashed the place, left pipe bombs outside of offices on Capitol grounds, and assaulted people with metal pipes while hunting for House representatives, senators, and most of...

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  • January 8, 2021

A brief note on a diary that I wrote yesterday arguing that Democrats should embrace the fact that many Trump election lawsuits were dismissed for lack of “legal standing”: Democrats should embrace the “standing” dismissals because what the courts, vitally, are saying is that you Republican plaintiffs don’t matter.  You are...

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  • January 7, 2021

I was talking to a colleague yesterday and a word that has driven me crazy since its entrance into the lexicon in the last 20 years came up, ‘microaggression.’ The word bothers me because it carries with it a minimization of racism that soothes the oppressive nature of white privilege....

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  • December 16, 2020

Did you have this one on your road to the apocalypse bingo card? A 17-year-old kid brings an AR-15 to a protest, kills two people and wounds another, and eventually gets sprung from jail with the help of the My Pillow guy and the kid from Silver Spoons. Of course...

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  • November 21, 2020

Big Man….How cowardly and cruel can you be and people wonder why we don’t put up Biden signs without arming ourselves?  I saw this on another blog and now the Trumpsters are now attacking our children.  Freedom of speech?  That parent would and should have stood their ground.   YOU DON”T...

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  • September 19, 2020

Just another news day and at least one or two more news cycles with 54 days left. x Donald Trump is the first president in 39 years to not start a war but still manage to kill 190,000+ Americans.— ray waldin (@rwaldin) September 10, 2020 How pathological is this tweet....

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  • September 10, 2020

Tump is officially in trouble. For those who continue to believe that those completely wedded to him will not dump him, I believe they are dreaming. Trump really in trouble this time x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live...

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  • September 9, 2020

In August 1619, the first known slave ship arrived from Africa on the American shore. That became the date for the start of slavery in the colonies and later the United States. The “peculiar institution” has been foundational to the country, from the structure of the Constitution to the Civil...

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  • September 6, 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

Mistakes were made, and the numbers shot up. They will continue to do that as one projection has another 100,000 deaths by September. And yet the WH talks about “after-action” reports. It’s not over by a long shot, other than Trump’s on the golf course in Bedminster this weekend. The...

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  • June 12, 2020

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, on the heels of the Colin Kaepernick kneeling episode, commented in 2018 on the opinions of basketball players, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant. Both Durant and James commented harshly and profanely about the leadership of President Trump, to which Ingraham famously said, “ shut up and...

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  • June 4, 2020

There are many people angry and hurt and I get that greatly !   I have been angry for a long long time about Police brutality.  I have witnessed it for years in different situations but the first one affected me so much that I fought back and was only 16....

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  • June 3, 2020

Really, snowflakes? Really? First people march on state capitols because — well, not because children are being tossed in cages or the president thinks he’s above the law. No, they’ve gone ape shit because Perkins is closed, and where the fuck else can you get a muffin that big? And now? Yes,...

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  • May 16, 2020

Death on February 6 means exposure during January puts the lie to Trumpian arguments about his own inaction. Needless to say Trump will continue to demonize some abstract other as those unemployed by COVID look for new jobs. A person who died in Santa Clara County on Feb. 6 was...

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  • April 22, 2020

This is what white privilege looks like: The podcast host Joe Rogan has said he will vote for Donald Trump over Joe Biden in the presidential election, should the former vice-president be the Democratic nominee. The comic was speaking on Friday’s edition of his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, which regularly tops the...

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  • April 5, 2020

It’s no secret that Pete Buttigieg has a white privilege problem. But, to paraphrase a certain former FBI director, Lordy, there is now a tape: x So Buttigieg made the racist birther joke more than once – as flagged by @ZerlinaMaxwell – “you can tell if I fill a pothole or...

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  • December 4, 2019

Thank God Jeffy Epstein wasn’t selling loose cigarettes or stealing Tic Tacs in a three-strikes state. It was just human trafficking. Pfff. According to a Friday story in the Washington Post, Epstein was given kid-glove treatment while serving his sentence for sex crimes with a minor. “For the time being, I am authorizing...

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  • July 20, 2019

I saw something special in this white woman when I met her at a Democratic Convention in Dallas a few years ago. She is a Christian minister but nothing like the crop that has adopted Trump as their reincarnated savior. I told the story about meeting her in my blog...

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  • July 2, 2019

How many more of these stories do we need to see before we all acknowledge that white privilege is, you know, real? Sheila Stubbs is a Wisconsin State Assembly candidate in Madison’s 77th District. In a recent Capital Times feature, she described an incident in which she was questioned by the cops...

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  • September 19, 2018

It has been longer than that if you include my school years [St George’s Edinburgh, it would be 26] but 20 years a full time expat split between the UK and France, so over half my life. The reason I bring this up? I think that it is really this...

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  • January 16, 2016

Originally posted at Eclectablog. A man who bravely goes by the name of Nunya Beeswax online went for an “open carry walk” in southeastern Michigan and prompted a lockdown of the Lamphere High School in Madison Heights. Police are aware of the guy who is known for doing provocative things...

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  • March 12, 2015
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