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Bloggingheads.tv - Glenn Loury and John McWhorter on What Makes Black Oppression In 20th Century America Uniqe?
They discuss What makes black oppression in 20th century America unique? Along the way, McWhorter talks about the root of why Blacks tease for other Blacks marrying a white women (sense of inferiority), how the movement today is different and inferior to the movement during MLK days and other great topics.
Blacks  culture  crime  MLK  Race  Racism  bloggingheads  Loury  McWhorter 
yesterday by HispanicPundit
(114) Making Sense ith Sam Harris #134 - Beyond the Politics of Race (with Coleman Hughes) - YouTube
Coleman Hughes on the Sam Harris podcast discuss race and racism. Stereotypes at the 26 min mark. Thomas Sowell at the 52 min mark. Affirmative Action at 1 hour 9 mins. Amy Wax is 1:14mins.
Blacks  Race  Racism  Hughes  Harris  podcasts  stereotypes  crime  Sowell  AmyWax  affirmative-action  Sanders  Coates 
11 days ago by HispanicPundit
(110) Making Sense with Sam Harris #42 - Racism and Violence in America (with Glenn Loury) - YouTube
Glenn Loury and Sam Harris sit down to redefine the boundaries of race discussions: What is racism, where is criticism warranted, whats its role on moral agent, and other topics.
Racism  Race  loury  SamHarris  podcasts  Blacks  coates  culture  crime  BLM  fryer 
16 days ago by HispanicPundit
Washington Monthly | The Case for Color Blindness
The case that removing race information makes things less biased.
bias  Racism  census  Blacks  WashingtonMonthly 
25 days ago by HispanicPundit
Bloggingheads.tv - Glenn Loury and John McWhorter On Race
On Coates, Race in America as a religious litmus test, Kanye West, Trump presidency with regard to Blacks and many other topics.
stereotypes  Blacks  Racism  censorship  Kanye  Coates  Slavery  Loury  McWhorter  bloggingheads 
25 days ago by HispanicPundit
The Age of Napoleon Podcast - Bonus Episode | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts
The evolution to capitalism and the evolution to race based thinking in the French Revolution era.
capitalism  Racism  History  podcasts  Napoleon  france  Slavery 
4 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
Bloggingheads.tv - The Glenn Show - Interview Glenn Loury
Glenn Loury gives a summary of his views over the years, and how they have shifted left and right and left and right again and why.
loury  bloggingheads  Racism  Reparations 
5 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
The Ezra Klein Show - John McWhorter thinks we're getting racism wrong | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts
McWhorter talks to Jane Coaston about racism as a religion, anti-racism, signaling, and Ibram Kendi definition of racism.
Racism  Kendi  Blacks  mcWhorter  podcasts  klein  TrumpCampaign 
5 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
When Religious Bigotry is Repackaged as #ChristianPrivilege | The American Conservative
As Greek Orthodox Christian Elizabeth Economou astutely noted, those who “push #ChristianPrivilege conveniently and arrogantly ignore #Christian persecution throughout the ages.”

Christians are the most harassed religious group in the world—Muslims are second—as Pew’s research clearly demonstrates. And while the worst persecution takes place outside of America, if Playboy writer Chrissy Stroop has her way, social and governmental harassment of Christians could come here too.
christian  History  Racism  americanconservative 
10 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
Making Sense Podcast #109 — Biology and Culture | Sam Harris
Bret Weinstein and Sam Harris discuss modern censorship, race and populations and lineage, sex differences, the impact of religion on cultural evolution, drugs and many other things. Free will discussion towards the end too...
Race  Racism  censorship  biology  evolution  genderissues  SamHarris  podcasts  drugs  free-will 
10 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
(64) Thomas Sowell: Intellectuals and Race (Book TV, 24/4/13) - YouTube
Thomas Sowells discusses his book Intellectuals and Race. He touches on Race and IQ and other topics.
Academia  Books  Racism  culture  History  Sowell  Blacks  IQ  affirmative-action 
july 2019 by HispanicPundit
How Housing Finance Enriched Whites at Expense of Black Borrowers - Bloomberg
Housing has long played a crucial role in American wealth accumulation: People buy homes with federally subsidized mortgages, build up equity and pass the assets on to their children. But as recently as the 1960s, government policy excluded blacks. In a practice known as redlining, the Federal Housing Administration designated predominantly black neighborhoods as no-go zones for government-insured mortgage loans. The FHA also wouldn’t guarantee loans for new mixed-race developments: The presence of even a single black family was enough to warrant rejection.

Hence, blacks had to find other ways to obtain shelter. One was “contract for deed,” an arrangement usually offered by speculators who bought properties expressly for the purpose. It required a down payment and regular monthly installments from the occupant, but that’s where the similarities to a mortgage ended. The sale price and effective interest rate tended to be wildly inflated. The “buyer” assumed all the responsibilities of a homeowner, including repairs and taxes, while the “seller” retained title, along with the power to evict for missing even a single payment. As a result, families who bought “on contract” didn’t accumulate equity, and faced a long and precarious path to ownership.
Racism  Blacks  History 
june 2019 by HispanicPundit
Rising Democratic extremism, by Steve Sailer - The Unz Review
Above are a couple of informative graphs showing how extremist Democrats became on the key issues of race and immigration after Obama won re-election. A central question about our time is: Why did Democrats go nuts in c. 2013?

A second question is whether Democratic ideological extremism is related to the apparent rise in psychological problem around 2013. And which causes what?

LINKBOOKMARKI offered one possible explanation in Taki’s Magazine in my review of Haidt and Lukianoff’s The Coddling of the American Mind.
Democrats  Racism  Immigration  Sailer 
october 2018 by HispanicPundit
Bloggingheads.tv - The Glenn Show - 03/06/18
Overall great discussion, with much to agree with. My favorite part: Many of SJW should just be ignored.
cosby  Ta-Nehisi  Blacks  culture  crime  Race  Racism  mcWhorter  loury  bloggingheads  BLM 
july 2018 by HispanicPundit
Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys - The New York Times
White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way. Black boys raised at the top, however, are more likely to become poor than to stay wealthy in their own adult households.
Race  Blacks  wealth  Racism  NewYorkTimes 
march 2018 by HispanicPundit
Bloggingheads.tv
Race issues, BLM cause, police brutality, black poverty, conservatives on Universities, etc
BLM  Race  Racism  Blacks  politicallyincorrect  Academia  lemoine  loury  bloggingheads  video 
january 2018 by HispanicPundit
More Justice, Less Crime
A professor at Fordham Law School with a Ph.D. in economics, Pfaff goes on to challenge Alexander’s further claim that the war on drugs (which Alexander attributes to anti-black bias) explains the disproportion of blacks in America’s prisons. He shows to the contrary that whereas blacks in 2013 were 38% of all state prisoners serving time for a drug offense, they were 37% of the much larger number of those serving time for non-drug crimes. Remove all drug offenders from prison and the racial disproportion of state prison inmates would remain essentially unchanged.
crime  Blacks  Racism  claremontInstitute 
january 2018 by HispanicPundit
'Republican' Is Not a Synonym for 'Racist' - The Atlantic
Although conservatives dominate America’s elected offices, liberals wield the greater power to stigmatize. In the 1950s, conservatives could exile liberals from polite company by calling them Communists. Being called anti-American can still sting; ask the NFL players who kneel when the national anthem is played. But in most elite institutions, being accused of bigotry is now more dangerous than being accused of insufficient patriotism. In 2014, Brendan Eich was forced out as the head of the tech company Mozilla for having donated to an anti-gay-marriage initiative. He probably would not have been forced out for donating to, say, a campaign to eliminate the Pledge of Allegiance from California’s schools.
culture  politicallyincorrect  Liberalism  Racism  conservatives  AtlanticMonthly 
january 2018 by HispanicPundit
Democrats growing more extremist, sacralistic, anti-empirical - The Unz Review
As with views of racial discrimination, there has been a major shift in Democrats’ opinions about immigrants. The share of Democrats who say immigrants strengthen the country has increased from 32% in 1994 to 84% today. By contrast, Republicans are divided in attitudes about immigrants: 42% say they strengthen the country, while 44% view them as a burden. In 1994, 30% of Republicans said immigrants strengthened the country, while 64% said they were a burden.
polls  Immigration  Racism  Democrats  Republicans  Sailer 
october 2017 by HispanicPundit
In forensic science, race does exist - The Unz Review
I do want to point out that even though we are constantly assured that Science Has Proven Race Does Not Exist Genetically, it’s actually completely uncontroversial in forensic science that DNA can determine the race of pieces of corpses found floating in a New York bay.
genetics  Race  Racism  Sailer 
october 2017 by HispanicPundit
Locked In - The American Interest
Initially, the War on Drugs had the support of civil rights leaders and black politicians desperate to stop heroin, PCP, crack cocaine, and the turf wars and violence these drugs brought to minority communities. In the early 1980s black newspapers such as The Los Angeles Sentinel called for drug dealers to be “tarred and feathered, burned at the stake, castrated . . . .” Jesse Jackson, Jr., seconded the emotion, insisting in 1988, “No one has the right to kill our children. I won’t take it from the Klan with a rope; I won’t take it from a neighbor with dope.” And in the 1990s, as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Eric Holder, Jr., equated tough anti-crime measures with civil rights, asking: “Did Martin Luther King successfully fight the likes of Bull Connor so that we could lose the struggle for civil rights to misguided and malicious members of our own race?” Under zero-tolerance policies embraced by many black political leaders, casual drug users were condemned along with drug kingpins: For instance, in the 1980s, Washington, DC Mayor Marion Barry threatened the confiscation of assets and long prison terms for anyone “caught with half a gram of cocaine . . . [or] with one marijuana joint.”
drugs  Blacks  Racism  prison  AmericanInterest  NewJimCrow 
october 2017 by HispanicPundit
Rodney King Arrested on Drug Charges - ABC News
Rodney King was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with being under the influence of the psychedelic drug PCP.
Blacks  Racism  chicanoism  history 
april 2017 by HispanicPundit
Rodney King Autopsy: PCP, Cocaine, Marijuana And Alcohol Contributed To Drowning | The Huffington Post
Rodney King was under the influence of cocaine, PCP, marijuana and alcohol at the time of death, according to the death report released Thursday, TMZ reports.
Blacks  history  racism  chicanoism 
april 2017 by HispanicPundit
Is there a legitimate defense of the beating that was given to Rodney King by the L.A. police?
King was examined by physicians at two different hospitals on the night of this incident. Both physicians included in their diagnoses, "PCP influence." A toxicology test run on King subsequent to the incident showed no PCP in his system. There were, at the time of the incident, over 20 different formulations of PCP in common use in Los Angeles. The tox screen used on King checked for only the most commonly used variety.
blacks  history  racism  chicanoism 
april 2017 by HispanicPundit
Q. Who put all those blacks in prison? A. Other blacks. - The Unz Review
… Two new books offer timely and complementary ways of understanding America’s punitive culture and, in the process, stark pleas to abolish it. In “Locking Up Our Own,” James Forman Jr. explains how and why an influx of black “firsts” took the municipal reins of government after the civil rights movement only to unleash the brutal power of the criminal justice system on their constituents; in “A Colony in a Nation,” Chris Hayes shows that throughout American history, freedom — despite all the high-minded ideals — has often entailed the subjugation of another.
blacks  crime  history  racism  sailer 
april 2017 by HispanicPundit
Commentary: Why was the Israeli teen threatening American Jewish centers? - The Unz Review
Consequently, whereas anti-Semitic acts received little media coverage during President Barack Obama’s tenure, they suddenly began receiving massive media attention following Trump’s election–not just in America, but worldwide. The result, given the teen’s longstanding modus operandi, was inevitable: For the past few months, the Israeli police sources said, he has focused all his energy on threatening Jewish institutions in the U.S., because he knew that would create the media outcry he wanted.
TrumpCampaign  racism  commentary  sailer  jews 
march 2017 by HispanicPundit
Deirdre McCloskey on the Unsavory History of the Minimum Wage - Cafe Hayek
 These early advocates of the minimum wage correctly understood not only that the minimum wage destroys jobs for some low-skilled workers, but also that the low-skilled workers most likely to suffer the consequent job losses are those who are held in lowest esteem by their fellow human beings.
minimum-wage  history  racism  video  boudreaux 
march 2017 by HispanicPundit
Xenophobia and Canada, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
For racism, Avenue Q has it right: while (almost) everyone's a little bit racist, the key word is "little."  How little?  In the United States in recent decades, race has minimal effect on earnings once you correct for obvious measures of worker productivity - and minimal effect on incarceration once you correct for obvious measures of law-breaking.  While these aren't the only possible metrics of racism, they are the main ones people get angry about.  And there's not much there.
racism  judges  crime  jobs  immigration  Canada  caplan 
january 2017 by HispanicPundit
Some Additional Questions for Proponents of Minimum-Wage Legislation - Cafe Hayek
That is, the unemployment rate of black teenagers in 1948 was comparable to that of white teenagers, and about 2.5 times higher than the overall unemployment rate of 3.8%.  Today, the unemployment rate for black teenagers is much higher than that for white teenagers, and nearly 5 times higher than the overall unemployment rate of 7.3%.  (In 2006, the year before the current recession began, the unemployment rate for black teenagers was 6.3 times higher than the overall unemployment rate of 4.6%.)

How do you explain these data?  Are American employers more prejudiced in 2013 than in 1948 against teenagers?  More importantly, are Americans more racist in 2013 than they were in 1948?
minimum-wage  blacks  history  racism  boudreaux  williams 
december 2016 by HispanicPundit
How far back did Americans accept interracial marriage? - The Unz Review
In other other words, controlling for demographics, the propensity toward interracial marriage (counting Hispanics as a race) was 72% as great in 1980 as it is today. In other words, there was already quite a lot of propensity toward interracial marriage in 1980, 36 years ago. What has changed most since 1980 is not social attitudes but numbers.
race  racism  history  sailer 
october 2016 by HispanicPundit
LATINO GANG MEMBERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE TERRORIZING AND KILLING BLACKS
According to gang experts and law enforcement agents, a longstanding race war between the Mexican Mafia and the Black Guerilla family, a rival African-American prison gang, has generated such intense racial hatred among Mexican Mafia leaders, or shot callers, that they have issued a "green light" on all blacks. A sort of gang-life fatwah, this amounts to a standing authorization for Latino gang members to prove their mettle by terrorizing or even murdering any blacks sighted in a neighborhood claimed by a gang loyal to the Mexican Mafia.
gangs  LosAngeles  racism 
june 2016 by HispanicPundit
In Defense of Empire - Robert D. Kaplan - The Atlantic
The argument that for minorities civil rights protection, empires have generally been better.
minorities  racism  usa  history  foreignpolicy  civil-rights 
april 2014 by HispanicPundit
What the Swiss Vote Really Shows, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
But there's a major problem with Tyler's story: Swiss anti-immigration voting was highest in the places with the least immigrants! This is no fluke. In the U.S., anti-immigration sentiment is highest in the states with the least immigration - even if you assume that 100% of immigrants are pro-immigration. The natural inference to draw, then, is the opposite of Tyler's: The main hurdle to further immigration is insufficient immigration. If countries could just get over the hump of status quo bias, anti-immigration attitudes would become as socially unacceptable as domestic racism. Instead of coddling nativism with gradualism, we can, should, and must peacefully destroy nativism with abolitionism.
immigration  racism  caplan 
february 2014 by HispanicPundit
How Bad Is White Nationalism?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
What's so bad about nationalism in general? Perverse moral priorities. Human beings are naturally biased in favor of the groups they identify with; psychologists call this "in-group bias." Once you recognize this human failing, your moral priority should be bending over backwards to treat out-groups justly. No nationalism I've ever heard of even tries to do so.* Instead, nationalisms embrace in-group bias - shouting and shoving to maximize their side's share of wealth, power, and especially status.**
racism  psychology  caplan 
december 2013 by HispanicPundit
Immigration: An Appeal to the Concerned Friends of Don Boudreaux, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
2. Restricting immigration is not a small restriction on freedom. It deprives hundreds of millions of desperate people of the basic right to sell their labor to willing employers, causing massive global poverty. Hard truth: immigration restrictions are genuinely more oppressive than the infamous Jim Crow laws.
history  caplan  libertarianism  immigration  sidebar  racism 
july 2013 by HispanicPundit
bloggingheads.tv
Discussing Stuart Bucks book, racism, and general racial interaction. Nothing too crazy. Overall okay.
mcwhorter  race  racism  blacks  culture  bloggingheads  sidebar 
june 2012 by HispanicPundit
The Future of Racism - NYTimes.com
But I can think of a half-dozen reasons why public expressions of race-based hostility might become more common... These reasons include the Internet’s tendency to make the taboo not-so-taboo anymore, our growing chronological distance from the institutional injustices whose successful overthrow made racism taboo in the first place, our culture’s obsession with genetic theories of just about everything, the fracturing of the Christian common ground that undergirded at least some of the belief in human equality, the way that diversity seems to increase social mistrust, the social gulf that increasingly yawns between upper-class whites who are invested in a multiracial society and lower-class whites who feel like losers in it, the potential growth of a grievance-based white identity politics as America becomes majority-minority, and the fact that white guilt over slavery and segregation will necessarily be a weaker cultural force in a country that’s more non-white in general.
blacks  usa  racism  race  douthat  sidebar  hispanics  polls 
april 2012 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: Why car salesmen are able to rip off black guys
Law professor Ian Ayres did a study once showing that car salesmen tend to drive tougher bargains with black shoppers than with white shoppers. Malcolm Gladwell explained in Blink that this was only because the car salesmen didn't realize they were being prejudiced, and would stop as soon as they read Blink and realize they are leaving money on the table. Judge Posner and I disagreed, arguing that, in our experience, car salesmen were more cynical than Gladwell assumes. The good folks at Cars.com just spent $3.5 million to buy 30 seconds of Super Bowl air time to settle this long running argument by showing us what car salesmen see when they look at black shoppers.
blacks  sidebar  sailer  posner  ayres  gladwell  statistics  discrimination  racism 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
Freakonomics » Did Racism Cost Obama Votes in 2008?
While Obama won 53.7 percent of votes in ’08, the study suggests he would have claimed between 56.7 and 58.7 percent if “the whole country had the racial attitudes of the most tolerant areas.” Stephens-Davidowitz concludes that racism gave John McCain “the equivalent of a home state advantage country-wide.”
campaign2008  obamaadministration  racism  freakonomics  sidebar 
december 2011 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: NYT: Not enough whites murdering blacks
The simplified model of how it really works is that white-dominated jurisdictions tend to be more conservative and more pro-death penalty, while black-dominated jurisdictions tend to be more liberal and less pro-death penalty. So, people who commit murders in white-dominated jurisdictions (a mix of white and black perps with mostly white victims) are more likely to get the death penalty than people who commit murders in black-dominated jurisdictions (overwhelmingly black perps with mostly black victims)
death-penalty  blacks  racism  sailer  sidebar 
july 2011 by HispanicPundit
Does Racism Pay? - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic
After all, Gary Becker has shown that discrimination (in hiring, and in serving customers) is very costly.  The fact that the South felt it needed laws to enforce discrimination is telling; it shows that they were worried about defection.  It's possible that a Civil Rights Act without those titles would have ultimately had similar effects:  slower, almost certainly, but without the damage to liberty of contract, and probably with much less controversy.  Or expensive, intrusive legal apparatus.
civil-rights  racism  libertarianism  randpaul  ronpaul  mcardle  history  sidebar 
may 2011 by HispanicPundit
Birth Certificate just Jim Crow all Over Again | Informed Comment
Low rates of interracial marriage despite high rates of racial diversity map on to prejudice and concerns about racial status. And it is precisely the intersection of these two things that predicts where birthers will be found disproportionately.
race  racism  marriage  blacks  culture  states  maps  cole  sidebar 
april 2011 by HispanicPundit
Eric Holder does not play the race card · Secular Right
–“The crack-cocaine sentencing disparities result from racial bias.”   In fact, black leaders were the first to sound the alarm about the drug.  In 1986, Queens congressman Alton Waldon called on his colleagues to legislate against crack: “For those of us who are black this self-inflicted pain is the worst oppression we have known since slavery. . . . Let us . . . pledge to crack down on crack.” The bill that eventually passed, containing the crack/powder distinction, won majority support among black congressmen, none of whom objected to it as racist.
race  racism  drugs  blacks  history  secularright  sidebar 
april 2011 by HispanicPundit
Reflections on World on Fire, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
The negative side effect of free-market reforms: The market-dominant minorities disproportionately benefit, increasing popular resentment. The negative side effect of democratization: Market-dominant minorities disproportionately suffer, because the majority finally gets a chance to legally enforce its resentment. Pushing both reforms on developing countries simultaneously - which Chua claims the U.S. government habitually does - gives the worst of both worlds: Increasing resentment - and the opportunity to politically act upon it. If the stars align badly enough, preaching democratic capitalism gives you Yugoslavia or Rwanda.
democracy  capitalism  minorities  racism  history  jews  chua  books  caplan  sidebar 
march 2011 by HispanicPundit
Grist for Bryan, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
I think of this sort of employment screening as a form of cultural prejudice, somewhat akin to racism. The only way that racism can pay off economically for a firm is if the other firms that it deals with are also racists, so that it gets more revenue or lower costs in return for conforming to shared prejudices. The harder it is to measure quality objectively, the more chance there is for a racist equilibrium to assert itself. For example, if it hard to measure quality of research objectively in the humanities or the social sciences, then you can develop a community of prestigious degrees and journals that is based entirely on a set of shared prejudices. Similarly, you could get a racist equilibrium in occupations where shared prejudice causes value to be more correlated with irrelevant characteristics than with objectively measurable skills.
university  academia  labor  discrimination  racism  signaling  kling  sidebar 
february 2011 by HispanicPundit
Foreign Policy at Steven Landsburg | The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics, and Physics
I always had the impression that Bush’s heart was actually in the right place, ever since that day in the year 2000 when, while campaiging for the South Carolina primary, he squelched a heckler with the firm observation that “family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande”. There was no obvious political advantage in it, and it seemed to come from the heart. But Bush, like anyone else, should be judged by his policies, not by his sentiments.
immigration  free-trade  democrats  republicans  racism  hispanic  bush  kerry  landsburg  sidebar 
january 2011 by HispanicPundit
On Assimilationists and Nativists - NYTimes.com
Whereas while the contemporary right is divided over the rate of immigration, with open-borders advocates sharing space with more anti-immigration constituencies, it’s largely united in its support for the idea of Americanization. The overall politics of the modern conservative movement are very different from the overall politics of the early-20th century progressives, but on these issues, the same pattern holds: A skepticism about the wisdom of admitting too many immigrants (which often shades into more bigoted anxieties) seems to coexist quite naturally with a desire to see the immigrants who do arrive assimilate as swiftly as possible.
immigration  racism  culture  republicans  history  douthat  sidebar  assimliation 
december 2010 by HispanicPundit
Op-Ed Columnist - Islam and the Two Americas - NYTimes.com
"But both understandings of this country have real wisdom to offer, and both have been necessary to the American experiment’s success. During the great waves of 19th-century immigration, the insistence that new arrivals adapt to Anglo-Saxon culture — and the threat of discrimination if they didn’t — was crucial to their swift assimilation. The post-1920s immigration restrictions were draconian in many ways, but they created time for persistent ethnic divisions to melt into a general unhyphenated Americanism. "
immigration  racism  history  culture  republicans  douthat  sidebar  civil-liberties  islam  assimliation 
december 2010 by HispanicPundit
Yglesias » Moral Consequences of Economic Collapse
"But what you’re seeing in both cases is more than mere opportunism. It’s the result of the years of very bad economic performance. One of the most important political books of recent years is Benjamin Friedman’s The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. He details the fact that growth tends to foster liberal sentiments and open societies, whereas periods of growth failure undermine them. And we’re seeing that very dynamic unfold before our eyes in the United States today. The poor performance of the economy is dragging down liberalism as a whole into the ditch and not just because slow growth will impact the midterms. In terms of larger, underlying social dynamics people turn more selfish, more xenophobic, more suspicious, and more illiberal the longer these kind of conditions persist. "
books  economic-growth  immigration  racism  yglesias  sidebar 
december 2010 by HispanicPundit
Social Insurance History - NYTimes.com
"This is all wrong: both programs were huge from the start. From the beginning, Social Security applied to all private-sector workers, except those in agriculture, domestic service, or casual employment — and yes, those exceptions happened to exclude the majority of African-Americans. Still, it was by no means a small program that grew big. Medicare covered everyone 65 and older right from the beginning, although initially it only provided hospital insurance."
social-security  medicare  obama  krugman  fdr  racism  sidebar 
december 2010 by HispanicPundit
Matthew Yglesias » Has Desegregation Worsened Black Student Outcomes?
"Now unfortunately for these purposes, the data only go back to 1978 rather than all the way into the era of desegregation. But it’s important to note that if we’re talking about actual performance (as opposed to “culture”) then black kids appear to be doing better than ever these days. What’s more, the gap between black kids and white kids has narrowed. And what’s even more, one reason it hasn’t narrowed even more is that white kids are also doing better than ever. Desegregation probably has had some ironic effects, but the main effects of African-Americans’ greater economic, social, and cultural equality have been about what you would expect—better school performance, growing prosperity, black guy in the White House, etc. "
blacks  history  racism  civil-rights  culture  books  buck  yglesias  sidebar 
july 2010 by HispanicPundit
Remembering Robert Byrd’s Racism | FrumForum
"We’re told that he recanted his views. Great. So did Strom Thurmond. But those words — just words — rightly got him nowhere. If Robert Byrd’s grandson runs for Congress and is defeated by a black candidate — as happened to Thurmond’s grandon in South Carolina last week in a Republican primary — will the media breathlessly report it as the end of a racist era in the Democratic Party’s sordid history, as they did of Tim Scott’s overwhelming victory?"
democrats  racism  history  FrumForum  sidebar 
june 2010 by HispanicPundit
Mortgage Lending and Discrimination, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"About twenty years ago, the Boston Fed did a study which showed that minority mortgage applicants were turned down at a much higher rate than white applicants. This was deemed evidence for racism. However, economists who criticizes the study pointed out that if banks were more lenient with white applicants, then this should show up as a higher default rate among white borrowers, which was not observed. Again, the economic argument was that those who benefit from racial disparity in lending standards should end up with higher default rates. So, my first thought in reading the results that Salmon cites is that minorities must have experienced favorable discrimination in lending standards."
subprime  subprimeCause  minorities  race  racism  salmon  kling  sidebar 
june 2010 by HispanicPundit
Liberals and Eugenics « The Enterprise Blog
The strong connection - even though many try to deny it.
liberalism  racism  history  tnr  aei  sidebar 
march 2010 by HispanicPundit
From Intuitionism to Contrarianism: A Case Study, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"You could admit that both have bargaining power, but insist that employers have more. Empirically, however, standard tests of race and gender discrimination find little evidence that discrimination reduces wages. Either employers don't have much bargaining power, or they rarely bother to use it for discriminatory ends."
discrimination  labor  race  racism  chicanoism  caplan  sidebar 
november 2009 by HispanicPundit
Matthew Yglesias » Race in America and Europe
Even liberal Matthew Yglesias admits that Europe, generally, has more to grow on racial issues than the USA.
USA  race  racism  europe  yglesias  sidebar 
october 2009 by HispanicPundit
CARPE DIEM: Facts About Infant Mortality
"While it is true that black mothers get less prenatal care than white mothers and have higher infant mortality rates, it is also true that women of Mexican ancestry also get less prenatal care than white women and yet have lower infant mortality rates than white women. But, once people with the prevailing social vision see the first set of facts, they seldom look for any other facts that might go against the explanation that fits their vision of the world. "
mortalityrates  race  racism  blacks  hispanic  Sowell  perry  sidebar 
august 2009 by HispanicPundit
Matthew Yglesias » Stuart Taylor Slams Sotomayor
More Yglesias using the racism charge to stifle discussion.
yglesias  race  racism  sotomayor  sidebar 
may 2009 by HispanicPundit
Hawaiian Gardens gang named in racketeering indictment [Updated] | L.A. Now | Los Angeles Times
"Federal authorities today unveiled a sweeping racketeering indictment accusing a southern Los Angeles County street gang of a litany of crimes, including killing a sheriff’s deputy and committing hate crimes against African Americans in order to rid them from their turf."
gangs  LosAngeles  racism  blacks  hispanic  sidebar 
may 2009 by HispanicPundit
FOXNews.com - Burger King 'Little Mexican' Ad Slammed in Spain - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News
Some people really need to put the Chicano Studies book down and RELAX. Not everything Mexican related is offensive. Seriously, find a different avenue to feel important.
chicanoism  racism  hispanic  sidebar 
april 2009 by HispanicPundit
Uncommon Knowledge on National Review Online
"racial discrimination is often listed as a root cause of criminality among blacks, but Sowell points out that black crime was declining prior to the 1960s and the civil-rights and anti-poverty laws that emerged during that decade. What then is the source
Blacks  racism  History  crime  education  vouchers  Sowell  video  NRO  sidebar 
april 2008 by HispanicPundit
The Red Phone in Black and White - New York Times
Orlando Peterson believes the Clinton ad against Obama was racist...I don't know.
sociology  obama  Clinton  campaign2008  racism  NewYorkTimes  sidebar 
march 2008 by HispanicPundit
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