Category Archives: Racism

Cancel Culture, Mimi, Jimmy, and Cowards At The University of Tennessee

This story is dispiriting and ugly. (Alternate link). When she was in the ninth grade, Mimi (who is white) sent a friend a three-second video in which Mimi used the N-word. Ms. Groves had originally sent the video, in which … Continue reading

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Reading Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen”

From page 49: “Not long ago you are in a room where someone asks the philosopher Judith Butler what makes language hurtful…Our very being exposes us to the address of others, she answers. We suffer from the condition of being … Continue reading

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Cartoon for MLK Jr Day

This cartoon was posted today on The Nib. If you enjoy my cartoons, and can spare it, please support them on Patreon! A $1 pledge means a lot. The legacy of MLK Jr. is awe-inspiring, but cannot be summarized in … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Who We Call Racist

Please support these cartoons at Patreon. One thing that continually bugs me is the “racists are unicorns” view, which I hear usually but not exclusively from the right. Basically, in this view, almost no one is racist, and no act … Continue reading

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I Just Learned About the Equal Justice Initiative – If You Don’t Know About It, You Should

In “The Lines That Antisemitism and Racism Draw,” a series of letters I composed during the summer of 2016 that were published in December of that year, I wrote about the stolpersteine, an art project started by the German artist Gunter … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Six Kinds of Republican

This was originally published on Fusion. They have a lot of great cartoons in their archives. If you like this, consider supporting my Patreon! There’s a tendency among conservatives to act as if racists are unicorns . That is, they … Continue reading

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A New Essay of Mine Has Been Published: “The Lines That Racism and Antisemitism Draw: Reflections on White Jewish Intersectionality”

The piece is up at Unlikely Stories. Here’s an excerpt: I fully recognize that because of my skin color I benefit from the continued white male dominance of our society, whether I want to or not. Nonetheless, I can’t help but … Continue reading

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On Twitter, White Men With Followers Can Change Racist Behavior

This researcher programmed bots to fight racism on Twitter. It worked. – The Washington Post The Post’s headline isn’t quite accurate. For one thing, they weren’t really “bots” (which to me suggests a program operating somewhat autonomously); they were puppet … Continue reading

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Stop Touching Her Hair, White People!

Transcript: Panel 1 There are two women in this panel, a white woman and a black woman. Both are smiling. CAPTION: MONDAY White woman: Your hair is so beautiful! Can I touch it? Black woman: Thanks, but no. Panel 2 … Continue reading

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