I can so totally see that guy.
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
I can so totally see that guy.
There we go reifying arbitrary distinctions again. If you look closely, it’s all different shades of brown.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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