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Reihan Salam has a post up on the alignment of racism and political orientation. He begins: Chris is a good friend of mine, and we grew up in the same milieu. I can attest to the fact that the view he expressed is very widely held in the circles in which we both travel.... Salam... Read More
I would say The Mismeasurement of Man is one of the most commonly cited books on this weblog over the years (in the comments). It comes close to being "proof-text" in many arguments online, because of the authority and eminence of the author in the public mind, Stephen Jay Gould. I am in general not... Read More
One of the aspects of fiction is that it serves as a Rorschach test. Over at Slate Nina Shen Rastogi has a post up, Is "Game of Thrones" Racist?: First, the author immediately notes that for every swarthy barbarian there is a depiction of another trope, the Evil Blonde Guy. Nina Shen Ragosti's
Big Think has a post, Do Women Value Ethnicity Over Income in a Mate?: First, there has been research controlling for physical beauty. So the white male disinclination toward black females can be accounted for mostly by the fact that they aren't as physically attracted to them. When you limit the sample of black women... Read More
A few weeks ago there were a bunch of stories on how white the audience was at Glenn Beck's rally. That's empirically true, and the Tea Party movement as a whole is overwhelmingly white. So is the American conservative movement. This in a nation which is ~65% white in a colloquial sense (i.e., white Hispanics... Read More
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