Both MAGA and BLM are anticipatory reactions to the coming to political consciousness of Asian and Hispanic immigrants; the new groups will not conform to the strictures of either movement, they will do something different as yet unspecified
But that both Asians and Hispanics voted against Prop 216 at rates higher than whites in California is one key indicator of where this might tend
That policy was based on a country organized around a white supermajority that owed a historical debt to a small black minority. The new immigrants that arrived after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — after the defeat of de jure white supremacy — alter the balance
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6 Jan
The hard Left analysis of wokeness -- that it is neoliberal Astroturf whose purpose is to divide any movement to contest the will of capital along racial lines while preserving a radically unequal status quo -- is a bit too coarse for my taste, but it has aged quite well
Corporations and high net worth individuals have donated more than $10 billion to racial justice orgs since March 2020
This analysis suggests that what was once done through racism can also be effectuated through putative "anti-racism".

Of course I see it as an emergent, opportunistic process rather than a conspiracy, though it became policy once a certain class identified the opportunity...
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28 Dec 20
When people refer to "whiteness" and "white supremacy", it's alas literally true in some contexts that they mean "literacy", and it's alas distressingly the case that one of those contexts is K-12 education
So "worship of the written word" means something beyond "being able to read", but characterizing what happens in K-12 schools as "worship" surely implies that a primary emphasis on literacy (as opposed to orality) is racist
And no, this is not a half-clever plot by white supremacists to keep minorities down. It is what professional "anti-racist" educators who oppose "white supremacy" in its many guises (including "worship of the written word") earnestly believe.
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15 Dec 20
Russian spy president leaving White House. Fascism over. Nature is Healing.
Missed that chef's kiss reply
It's more than just a galactic self-own. It underscores a reality: meritocracy is being dismantled *at the precise moment when women are becoming dominant in academe* ; their dominance in turn hastens that dismantling...
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19 Nov 20
NYC teachers union passes "Black Lives Matter at School" resolution calling for, among many other things, "disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family." Image
The disruption of course happened long ago.

Calling it an act of liberation from Western oppression is what's (relatively) new.

Stating that collective care should happen "to the extent that mothers, parents and children are comfortable" is a curious touch.
The recently introduced framework for the "Culturally Sustaining-Responsive Education" that the resolution affirms seeks a transformation of the way students are taught with a heavy emphasis on "power and privilege," and "decentering dominant ideologies"… Image
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17 Nov 20
Which fact you select to put in the headline colors the tone of the whole piece. The truth is: the definition is not uniform, the reporting is not close to comprehensive, the overall numbers are so low that what amounts to statistical noise can be made to seem large ImageImage
The first year these figures were collected nationally, headlines blared throughout the nation that "hate crimes are increasing"
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11 Nov 20
Note to Republicans: don’t go full Stacey Abrams
Sure there are differences. The point is, don't persist in claiming to have won an election you lost.
"She admitted she lost, she didn't insist otherwise!" OK. Image
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