Tag Archive: Discrimination

The Case Against Reparations

The cover story on this month’s Atlantic is a very long piece from Ta-Nehisi Coates making the case for reparations to the black community. A lot of people are responding to Coates’ article without having read it. Conservatives are bashing it for demanding money, even though it doesn’t make any specific suggestions for what reparations would mean. Liberals are praising it for things it doesn’t say.

Although I frequently disagree with Coates, I’ve found him … Read more

Jim Crow in Pink?

Last week, the Kansas House passed a bill that would basically provide legal protection for religion-based anti-gay discrimination.

On Wednesday, the Kansas House passed HB 2453, which offers legal protection to individuals and businesses that refuse service for same-sex couples, specifically those looking to get married. Under the bill’s language, individuals, businesses and government employees would be immune from legal reprisal for refusing service if they have “sincerely held religious beliefs” opposing customers’ orientation. HB

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I bet they got this backwards…

And it is not so much that the study’s findings that male jurors are more likely to find overweight women guilty is accurate, but that dudes will give a good looking female a lot more leeway.

New Haven, Conn. (CBS CONNECTICUT) – Male members of a jury are more likely to find a defendant guilty if the accused person is an overweight female.

According to a recent study by Yale University psychologists, male – and

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The Elizabeth Warren debacle in MA.

In Massachusetts, where Elizabeth Warren is yet again running against Scott Brown for the seat vacated when Ted Kennedy was called to the matt to explain the Mary Jo Kopechne incident along with a slew of other such abhorrent things, there is a big brouhaha going on that seem to put the whole affirmative action movement into perspective. The gist of this unfolding scandal is that before Warren, and I should add her husband in … Read more

Racism can only come from honkeys

At least that is the message we are now getting, loud and clear, from incident after incident, where the victims are attacked for clearly racial reasons, just like this case in Philly, the city of brotherly love:

THREE JUVENILES accused of assaulting a cabdriver and his passenger in Center City Saturday night while shouting racial slurs will not be charged with a hate crime, the District Attorney’s Office said yesterday.

The teens, who are

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What’s a Little Harassment Between Friends

David Greenberg has a useful take on the Herman Cain business. He talks about the changing of sexual mores in politicis over the last fifty years — how extramarital affairs went from unspoken private behavior to very public and ruinous scandals; how divorce went from politically ruinous to acceptable; how homosexual behavior could once have destroyed a politician but is a smaller problem now. The relevance to Cain:

It may be hard today to imagine

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