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A War on Whites? Consider the Bogardus Distance Scale

Congressman Mo Brooks, a Republican Representative of Alabama’s 5th District, has taken repeatedly to the airwaves in order to declare that America is plagued by a “War on Whites”:

“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is [...]

Context Matters

I can so totally see that guy.

Gosh-Darned Racist Corporate America

There we go reifying arbitrary distinctions again. If you look closely, it’s all different shades of brown.

Selection Bias: In Video from 7 Cities, Americans Elect Underrepresents Women and Black People

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 [...]

White Privilege has a Conference

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 [...]

How to Turn Yellow Teeth White at Home

Psst. The secret has been held tightly by California professionals for years, but now I can share that secret with you. Paying attention? Here’s how to turn yellow teeth into white teeth at home in three easy steps:

1. Start with yellow teeth. 2. In Adobe Photoshop, enter the Hue/Saturation dialog box (Control-U), and select [...]

Barack Obama 50% White, 44% Arab and 6% Black: the Proof, Gauged

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, [...]

Race and Homophobia: In the Congress, It's a NOT-Black Thing

In California’s last election, the passage of Proposition 8 barring same-sex marriage equality was made possible for many reasons, including the meddling of Roman Catholic and Mormon religious leaders, but also in part by the disproportionate support of black voters, leading to dismayed November 5 reactions like this:

I am feeling the same bittersweet feeling [...]

Barack Obama Defends Bringing David Duke to Speak at Inauguration

At a news conference yesterday, Barack Obama defended his decision to bring White Supremacist David Duke to invoke his presidency at the Inauguration. David Duke opposed the election of this Black man as president because “Obama is not a person who would defend the rights and heritage of the European-American people.” Regardless, Barack Obama reasserted [...]

Amy White Catalogues Pro-Choice Reasons to be Happy About Election 2008

On the night of November 12, Ohio University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Amy White appeared before a meeting of the ACLU in Columbus, Ohio to deliver an assessment of the results of the election of 2008. Like most observers, White discussed the implications of the presidential race, but then very quickly turned local. My transcription [...]

Republican National Convention Music Video: They Got Whites

There’s nothing wrong with being white. They’re something wrong with being overwhelmingly, disproportionately white in a country that is not.

This one’s white, mother That one’s white, sister You look pasty, brother You’re not tawny, man

Looks like Lawrence Welk, daughter Groove to Patsy Cline, cousin Dance to the Fox Trot, the cha cha, [...]