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Saturday, December 13, 2014

What if Whites Were the Minority?

What if Whites Were the Minority?:

In the responses to my “When Whites Just Don’t Get It” series, I’ve been struck by the lack of empathy some whites show for members of minority groups. So imagine if the world were reversed. Then “the talk” might go like this: “Nope. That’d be easy. via Pocket

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Chris Rock: 'If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.'

Chris Rock: 'If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.':

Writing for New York magazine, Frank Rich interviews Chris Rock. If you read the whole thing, your estimation of Rock as a social critic and political analyst will rise, and, of course, he’s kinda funny too, but edgy funny. Here are a few highlights: Rock Replies: “Oh, people don’t even know. via Pocket

Saturday, December 06, 2014

White America's scary delusion: Why its sense of black humanity is so skewed

White America's scary delusion: Why its sense of black humanity is so skewed:

Many white folks aren’t violent. But here’s how ignorance and lack of empathy make life so unsafe for black people The failure of a St. Louis county grand jury to indict Darren Wilson, the former police officer who killed Michael Brown, created a maelstrom of protests last week. via Pocket

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?

Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?:

Let’s start with what we don’t know: the precise circumstances under which a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot dead an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. via Pocket

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Masterful Marketing of the Heimlich Maneuver

The Masterful Marketing of the Heimlich Maneuver:

Awhile back, I choked on a piece of beef stew. It happened as these things usually do: One minute I was happily sitting in a Dominican restaurant down the block having a “business lunch” with a friend, and the next I couldn’t breathe. This was not ideal. via Pocket

Friday, October 24, 2014

Plutocrats Against Democracy

Plutocrats Against Democracy:

It’s always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn’t their intention. via Pocket

Beyond Hope

Beyond Hope:

THE MOST COMMON WORDS I hear spoken by any environmentalists anywhere are, We’re fucked. via Pocket