Tag Archives: racism

The Meme-Based Implicit Bias Test

The joys of memes are many, and so are their uses.  But it didn’t occur to me until recently that at least some memes could be used as implicit bias tests.  In fact, this meme shared repeatedly over the past … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Why do progressives insist that Trump must be generally a bigot?

As has been documented before, there’s not good evidence that Trump is generally a bigot.  He doesn’t appear to hold overtly racist views, though he certainly seems to have an incorrect perspective on what life is like for most black … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Confederates Future

Editorial Note: I started writing this quite a long time ago, which will become obvious because some of the references I make will be to things that have happened in the past. Over at National Review, Charles C. W. Cook … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Are those who call Trump a white supremacist just crying wolf?

The author of SlateStarCodex is a very intelligent and well-read person who is politically and culturally on the liberal/progressive part of the American political spectrum, and he recently came out and delivered a surprising message to the other members of … Continue reading

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The New Gods of the Gaps

Recently, I’ve been noticing a trend in argumentation.  As a philosopher, arguments and their uses are a subject of great interest to me.  One of the phrases used by both Christians and atheists to describe a fallacious teleological argument is … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Confederates Present

Recently, there was a piece in The New Yorker which called attention to a capital case from Caddo Parish in Louisiana.  There are many things to like about Louisiana; there are many good people there, many fine foods, and many … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Confederates Past

Recently, a vicious terrorist attack by a young white supremacist on a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina became the focal point for a recurring debate on the propriety of flying what has become known as the Confederate flag.  … Continue reading

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