“This MS-13 nonsense has precisely the same structure as the racist drug war rhetoric of the crack years. Politicians would use wildly racist language to describe drug dealers, but if called on it would say “oh so you’re defending drug dealers?”” Chris Hayes on Twitter
The very same census report projects that as far out as 2060, 68.5 percent of the population will be white. It’s just that a reasonably large share of the white population will be partially descended from Latin American immigrants. A further 6.2 percent of the population will belong to “two or more races,” with a… Continue reading Study: overhyped media narratives about America’s fading white majority fuel anxiety
White Supremacists Have Stumbled Into a Huge Issue in Genetic Ancestry Testing
it also means that any attempts to prove racial “purity” go from simply grotesque to, genetically speaking, completely absurd
This is why scientist reject the idea of a biological basis for race. It’s really fuzzy.
Analysis | Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism
This is worth a read but I don’t agree 100% here. The white resentment narrative is largely about racism but not exclusively about racism.
Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends – The Washington Post
Going back to Chris Rock’s point, the average black person’s friend network is eight percent white, but the average white person’s network is only one percent black. To put it another way: Blacks have ten times as many black friends as white friends. But white Americans have an astonishing 91 times as many white friends as black friends.
Talking white: Black people’s disdain for proper English and academic achievement is a myth.
By contrast, “acting white” accusations were least common at the most segregated schools, a finding echoed by a 2006 study from Harvard economist Roland Fryer, who found “no evidence at all that getting good grades adversely affects students’ popularity” in predominantly black schools. Across schools, the general pattern was this: “Acting white” accusations weren’t attached to academic performance and rather were a function of specific behaviors. If you hung out with white kids and adopted white fashions, you were accused of “acting white.” Smart kids were teased, but no more than you’d see in any other group.
Worth a read.
White High School Dropouts Have More Wealth Than Black And Hispanic College Graduates | Demos
More Than 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses
Of the 3,278 prisoners, 79 percent were convicted of nonviolent, drug-related crimes such as possession or distribution, and 20 percent of nonviolent property crimes like theft.
Its mostly red-states locking blacks up for life for minor crimes. No surprise here.
The Political Legacy of American Slavery
>Whites who currently live in Southern counties that had high shares of slaves population in 1860 are less likely to identify as Democrat, more likely to oppose affirmative action policies, and more likely to express racial resentment toward blacks
But if you suggest racism is still a problem, or that it is a problem in the parts of the country that are southern, older and more republican you are accused of as race baiting.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Ending Michael Bloomberg’s Racist Profiling Campaign
Coates finds the part of the opinion where the law’s bias is explained.