What Cliven Bundy Knows About "The Negro" [www.slate.com] Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is still a cause célèbre for the right-wing, drawing praise from Tea Party activists, Republican politicians, and conservative media outlets. Obviously, Bundy is a crank.
Proof the Supreme Court Doesn't Understand Racism at All [www.slate.com] If you haven’t, you should read my colleague Emily Bazelon on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Michigan’s ban on affirmative action if you want to understand the ruling and its implications.
Conservative Tribalism [www.slate.com] “Common Core,” the name for a set of national education standards, is the latest rallying cry for right-wing activists. What happened to make Common Core an object of hate for conservative activists?
The Ku Klux Klan Can't Change Its Image, But It's Useful To Know They're Trying [www.slate.com] Can the Ku Klux Klan rebrand? The internet response, and specifically Twitter, was somewhere between mockery and outrage. Here is a quick sampling: The answer, obviously, is n…
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How Not to End Racial Discrimination [www.slate.com] The right has always been against race-conscious remedies to racial discrimination, touting “colorblindness” as the “constitutional” approach to making policy. But there’s still more to do.
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Will Chelsea Clinton’s Baby Be President One Day? [www.slate.com] On Thursday afternoon Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, and immediately political reporters began to complain about the “Clinton dynasty.” “Can you say dynasty?” wrote the staff of the Week…