Suburban Racism Googling

Crazy shit from 2006 from my wife’s research into racism in LA housing:

I am 34, married with 2 kids and have accepted a new job in Los Angeles. I’d like to live in a White suburb, do you have any recommendations?

Oh no he didn’t! And then:

I turned down the job.

After […]

Andrew Sullivan = Racist?

See what I did there? By putting a question mark at the end of my post title, I make it clear I’m just a curious fellow, and in no way insulting the character of that lovable blogger “of no party or clique.”

Now, Mike Meginnis used a period instead. Silly man. Now I have to […]

We deserve a WET

Excellent post over at Ally Work about the lack of explicitly white-oriented institution relative to black-oriented ones, and how to explain it to questioning white folks. The most educational part for me was this:

I often make a joke about an insider stereotype that many blacks have of whites–white people’s hair smells like a dog […]

The Other Chapelle

Seeing news of this J-Lo music video (of which I am skeptical) reminded me of David LaChapelle’s Rize, the amazing documentary about clowning and krump dancing. Here’s the trailer:

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Everyone should see it, and not just for the ridiculously fast body movements and […]

Baptists for Psrodt

Visiting Jesus Politics (it is Sunday), I ran across a link to The Curse of Ham: Why Barack Hussein Obama Will Never Be President, brought to us by Baptists for Brownback. The post relies on racist theology to explain why Obama can’t be president, and the commenters take the ball and run with it to […]

Leave Your Name at the Border

This New York Times article about living with Spanish surnames in the oft-xenophobic US was compelling, and I hope one trend it points to — assimilation by adopting Anglo names — stops. A world populated only by Bryan, Daniel, Mary, and Elizabeth would be pretty depressing.

That said, there is something positive about de-racializing naming […]