Tag Archive: discrimination

Rand Paul and the Art of Privilege Checking

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There were many, many great moments in yesterday’s Republican Presidential Debate, and a few surprises as well. For one, the mere fact that CNN isn’t Fox News lent the moderators and candidates an… Continue reading

Thomas and Alito’s Straw Man Arguments Against The Fair Housing Act

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While everyone is laughing at Justice Antonin Scalia’s “interpretive jiggery-pokery” and “pure apple sauce”, another very important SCOTUS case was decided yesterday. The Fair Housing Act was up for interpretation in Texas Department… Continue reading

McKinney, Private Discrimination, and the Freedom of Association

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On Friday, police officers responded to a disturbance at a pool party in McKinney, Texas with a grotesque and excessive use of force. By Sunday, the event had become the latest southern outrage… Continue reading

Chat Corner: Gentrification and White Guilt

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After reading an article in New York Magazine excerpted from DW Gibson’s The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century, the gang discusses gentrification, poverty, income inequality and white… Continue reading