The ‘We need to have a race conversation’ malarkey

You know just how scholarly a policy paper is when it is studded with a clichéd expression like “we need to have a conversation about …” The pop-phrase is familiar from these farcical usages:

“We need to have a conversation … Read the rest

The browning of America

A review of Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America, by William H. Frey. By Christopher Caldwell

“We believe our diversity, our differences, when joined together by a common set of ideals, makes us stronger, makes us more … Read the rest

Jared Taylor: What my book ‘White Identity’ is all about

I was nine years old and knew nothing about boxing, but my eye was caught by a newspaper picture of the victorious Patterson standing over Johansson, out cold on the canvas.

I read the article and asked my father if … Read the rest

New York fireman to lose his job for wearing a “Merit matters” T-shirt

A T-shirt could cost this firefighter his job.

A judge has recommended the FDNY sack Brooklyn firefighter Thomas Buttaro for wearing anti-affirmative-action T-shirts to work, creating what she called a hostile work environment.

“The FDNY is a para-military organization and … Read the rest

Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg haunted by racial incident from 30 years ago

Just 16 in 1988, the boy who would become film star Mark Wahlberg assaulted two Asian men while trying to steal two cases of beer from a convenience store.

More than 25 years later, Wahlberg, a devout Catholic and philanthropist, … Read the rest

2014: The year of living racially

My man Richard Sherman said something that kicked off the 2014, year-round, banal, racial back-and-forth that parades as debate in the U.S.

Other than that the Seattle Seahawks are my team, on account that they’re from my neck of the … Read the rest

‘Racist’ Israeli group campaigns against Jewish-Arab marriages

A far-right Israeli group that agitates against Arabs in the name of religion and national security is forcing the Jewish state into a legal and political balancing act as it tries to contain sectarian violence.

Among their activities, Lehava activists … Read the rest

International movie audiences ‘racist’ – leaked Sony email

An unnamed producer wrote in an email to Sony chairman Michael Lynton that films with black actors — using Denzel Washington in The Equalizer as an example — don’t perform well because the international audiences are “racist,” according to documents … Read the rest

White flight in Hartford

The shrinking population of white students in Hartford’s suburbs is complicating efforts to comply with Connecticut’s landmark school desegregation settlement — and even making it harder for some of the capital city’s students to attend new schools created to help … Read the rest

Ferguson: Thankful for the Founding Fathers’ legal legacy

Grand-jury deliberations were conducted behind closed doors. The decision was announced at night. It was too dark. Jurors were given too much information to absorb. The St. Louis County prosecuting attorney was not sufficiently involved in the proceedings. The latter, … Read the rest

Wits University concerned about rise in racial consciousness in South Africa

The Wits Centre for Diversity Studies on Friday expressed concern at the number of racial incidents across South Africa over the past few months.

“South Africa has not entered a post-racial, colour-blind era,” centre director Professor Melissa Steyn said in … Read the rest