One of the best features of the newfangled Internet connectivity in our society is the ability of everyday citizens like you and me to take the data powerful governments, corporations and political parties have quietly accessed for decades and use it ourselves to answer driving questions we might have. Over the last few weeks I’ve […]
The blog “Stuff Black People Don’t Like” has made an incendiary accusation about Somali immigrants to Minneapolis, Minnesota:
“None of these Somalis in any city of the United States should be in the country, if the government was actually concerned with creating a strong future for the nation’s actual citizens. It is not. Minneapolis once […]
Believe it or not, in 2014 there are still people out there who are obsessed with the idea that Barack Obama is a secret foreigner who from the date of his birth has been swept up in a conspiracy to bring a non-American into the presidency so he could… well, generally disappoint? The conspiracy theories […]
In the last week, Americans Elect has quietly gone out of its way to change the ballot access terms for David Walker, a presidential candidate about whom Americans Elect has written glowingly and who also sits on its Board of Advisors. Why has Americans Elect gone to this trouble? Nobody knows. […]
Why are some people getting so upset?
I mean, isn’t this a color-blind society? Isn’t all that discrimination business a 20th Century thing, all over and done with? Aren’t black people in America just whining while they take all the good jobs away from equally qualified whites?
These are the results of Devah […]
Political campaigns in the modern era commonly use demographic targeting to conserve resources, appealing to certain portions of the population and largely writing off others:
J. Brian O’Day explains:
The point of targeting is to determine which subsets of the voting population are most likely to be responsive to your candidate and focusing your campaign […]
I knew it! That’s how white people stay on top. They have a conference!
11th Annual White Privilege Conference, LaCrosse WI, April 7-10
Do they offer different levels of privilege, like non-harassment from the police for a basic conference rate of $300, hiring advantages if you buy a ticket to the banquet, and access to […]
Lee Atwater is chuckling in his grave.
When Stand for Marriage Maine wanted to put out its first TV ads against same-sex marriage in Maine, it put out an audition notice looking for a nice, well-spoken white woman willing to pretend to be a teacher and read a script. I’m not kidding. Here is the […]
This spring, Maine passed a law declaring marriage equality for same-sex and different-sex couples. This fall, Maine voters will take to the polls to respond to Ballot Resolution 1, which would make same-sex marriage illegal in the state.
We learned last week that, the group Stand for Marriage Maine has been unable to find any […]
PawPaw writes to us today with helpful scientific information about Barack Obama:
He is 50% white, 44% Arab and 6% Black.
I wasn’t sure at first whether to believe PawPaw or not, because he didn’t include any documentation of this claim or any links to such documentation. Those are pretty specific numbers, too: 44% Arab, […]