Category Archives: Race

rumours and race on the internet

My talk for the Watson Conference was today, and it went quite well. I was blessed to be on a panel that was very cohesive, which hasn’t been my experience in the past with panels that are not proposed as … Continue reading

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john mccain’s divisive rhetoric

Today, Representative John Lewis (D-Georgia) accused John McCain of divisive rhetoric that’s reminiscent of George Wallace’s campaign in the 1960s (NY Times, Politico). From Politico: “What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history,” … Continue reading

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584: Weekly Position Paper #6: Why Do White People Claim They Have No Culture?

In Chapter 4 of The Ethics of Identity, Appiah notes that while the United States has never been less culturally diverse, there have never been more celebrations of, or demands for, cultural diversity. He questions the values of both culture … Continue reading

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notes from the interblags

• diagramming Sarah Palin’s sentences • Students at George Fox University in Oregon hanged an effigy of Obama. Eek. • via Feministing, The Living Room Candidate, a collection of television ads from Presidential Campaigns, 1952-2008. An example from … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator the politics of ridiculing names

A few days ago, someone directed me to the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator. I entered my name, giggled a bit, and moved on. Didn’t think much of it. Then, a listserv I’m on shared the link, and my inbox … Continue reading

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