Why leftists should shut the fuck up about “Identity politics”

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In the wake of Jon Ossof's loss to Karen Handel in Georgia's sixth district, certain segments of the left have resurrected an old debate about the relationship between "Identity politics" and "class politics." I find this debate tedious, but it keeps happening so I'll engage it. First, a definition of terms: When I say "class … Continue reading Why leftists should shut the fuck up about “Identity politics”

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An open letter to White people who tire of hearing about slavery when they visit slave plantations: especially Suzanne Sherman.

Dear Ms. Sherman, When I read your reflection in The American Conservative I was so sorry to hear that you had mistaken the museum at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello for a monument to the Declaration of Independence. This mistake clearly caused much despair to you, and I suspect, to your unwitting children, who later found themselves flung … Continue reading An open letter to White people who tire of hearing about slavery when they visit slave plantations: especially Suzanne Sherman.

Joe Biden, Senator Eastland and Emmett Till

"If Biden had allied with someone who’d defended ISIS fighters for torturing a child to death and throwing his body into the ocean, there would be no question of letting him anywhere near the White House. "

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Reparations and Power: How to spend ten trillion dollars

We grow the corn They give us the husk.We bake the bread They give us the crust.We raise the meat They give us the skin.And that’s the way they take us in.Naught's a naught, a figure's a figure, all's for the white man and none for the nigger- Afro-American folk rhyme Before we turn to … Continue reading Reparations and Power: How to spend ten trillion dollars

Reparations and power

"Where is the Black man's government?Where is his king and his kingdom?Where is his president, his country, and his ambassador, his army, his navy, his men of big affairs?I could not find them, and then I declared, I will help to make them."- Marcus Mosiah Garvey When reparations for American slavery are discussed, it is often … Continue reading Reparations and power