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"I’m not surprised that without any of that background information or context that voters would not support these changes."

Said Eileen Harrington, "former chairperson of the now-dissolved Task Force on Government Structure," quoted in "Madison voters widely support City Council term limits; reject full-time body, longer term lengths" (Wisconsin State Journal). [Harrington's] work prompted the advisory questions.... In a report to the council in early 2020, the task force concluded the current system is “fundamentally unfair,” particularly for people of color and low-income residents, and one that favors people with ...
Tags: Law, City Council, Madison, White Supremacy, Harrington, Wisconsin State Journal, CRT, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Mayor Dave, Critical Race Theory, Eileen Harrington, Dave Cieslewicz


"I’m floored. I’m thrilled to hear President Biden would call out the Claiborne Expressway as a racist highway."

Said Amy Stelly, an architectural designer, who is "part of a growing movement across the country to take down highways bored through neighborhoods predominantly home to people of color." From "A woman called for a highway’s removal in a Black neighborhood. The White House singled it out in its infrastructure plan" (WaPo). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, White House, New Orleans, Driving, Biden, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Claiborne Expressway, Amy Stelly


"The cause of justice demands proprietariness about the meaning of 'reparations,' and we object to these kinds of piecemeal and misleading labels."

"True reparations only can come from a full-scale program of acknowledgment, redress and closure for a grievous injustice."Write A. Kirsten Mullen and William A. Darity Jr. in "Evanston, Ill., approved ‘reparations.’ Except it isn’t reparations" (WaPo). The Evanston program only offers $25,000 grants for repairs or down payments on real estate.The authors demonstrate their "proprietariness about the meaning of 'reparations'" by spelling out 4 necessary elements: 1. Careful delineation of eligib...
Tags: Law, California, Washington Post, Wealth, Evanston, Duke University, Reparations, Darity, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, William Darity Jr, Kirsten Mullen, William A Darity Jr


"This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle. I mean, this is gigantic..."

Said Joe Biden at his press conference yesterday. Transcript. He was talking about new legislation in some GOP-led state legislatures tightening up voting requirements.Context: What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick. It’s sick. Deciding in some states that you cannot bring water to people standing in line waiting to vote, deciding that you’re going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work, deciding that there will be no ab...
Tags: Comedy, Voting, Law, Senate, White House, Disney, Metaphor, Birds, Gop, House, Rick Perry, Reddit, Biden, Jim Crow, Cliff Edwards, Rice


"Writing about gender differences within the Latino vote is inherently thorny terrain. There’s a long-standing, racist stereotype..."

"... that associates Latino men with machismo — and, as we all saw for the past six years, Trump’s political brand was built partly on an exaggerated macho sensibility. Ian Haney López, a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, told me that there is a risk of reducing Latino men’s support of Trump to being about machismo — which takes 'a pervasive social dynamic' and makes it into 'an attribute of Latino culture.' 'Patriarchy is a problem across racial groups,' he says, though...
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Trump, Wharton School, University of California at Berkeley, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Ian Haney Lopez


"Asian-Americans are AMERICANS/They have nothing to do with a repressive Communist Party or with a virus that originated 7000 miles away on the other side of the world/Anyone without enough common sense to understand that is an idiot."

Tweeted Marco Rubio yesterday. I'm reading that quoted in a WaPo article: "Democrats link Atlanta massacre to anti-Asian rhetoric during pandemic." From the article: Authorities investigating the spasm of violence in Georgia say early signs pointed to a disturbed suspect who claimed he was a sex addict and who saw the spas as “a source of temptation that needed to be eliminated.” Authorities said it was too early to know whether the killings were also racially motivated. But many advocates and D...
Tags: Murder, Law, China, Atlanta, Georgia, Intelligence, United States, Language, Stupid, Marco Rubio, Nissan, Donald Trump, Graffiti, Wuhan, Trump, Communist Party


Here's a NYT column headline I took the wrong way: "Democrats Repent for Bill Clinton."

I thought finally — probably because of the desire to oust Andrew Cuomo — there is a demand that Democrats denounce Bill Clinton for his mistreatment of women in the workplace.But no. (by Charles Blow) isn't about that at all. It's not even mentioned. Blow's focus is on "Black and brown Americans and the poor":Two major pieces of Clinton-signed legislation stand out: The crime bill of 1994 and the welfare reform bill of 1996. I view the crime bill as disastrous. It flooded the streets with pol...
Tags: Crime, Law, Poverty, Bill Clinton, Welfare, Andrew Cuomo, Clinton, Charles Blow, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Racial Politics


"We are seeing again and again this version of Jim Crow in a suit and tie..."

"... because it is designed explicitly for the same reason as Jim Crow did, to block communities of color from active participation in choosing the leadership that will guide their democracy... In the last two election cycles, we saw a dramatic increase in the number of voters of color who voted by mail, the number of young people who used early voting, the number of African Americans who voted on Saturday and Sunday.... We saw unprecedented levels of turnout across the board. And so every singl...
Tags: Law, Georgia, Republican Party, Jim Crow, Voting Rights, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Stacey Abrams, Jim Crow Mother Jones


"Underlying this insurrection were the actions of folks who were challenging the voices of people of color."

"If you look at whose votes were being challenged, these came from largely urban areas. The votes of people of color were being challenged." Said said Janette McCarthy Louard, deputy general counsel of the N.A.A.C.P. , quoted in   (NYT). The lawsuit contends that Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani violated the Ku Klux Klan Act, an 1871 statute that includes protections against violent conspiracies that interfered with Congress’s constitutional duties; the suit also names the Proud Boys, the far-righ...
Tags: Voting, Law, Congress, Giuliani, Trump, Capitol, Said, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, the Trump resistance, Janette McCarthy Louard


"The parents of adventurous young meritocrats paid $5,490 (plus airfare) for two weeks studying 'Public Health and Development in the Andes.'"

"On that trip, the reporter, Donald G. McNeil Jr., got into a series of heated arguments with students, none of them Black, on the charged question of race. Their complaints would ultimately end his career as a high-profile public health reporter for The Times, and again put The Times at the center of the national argument over journalism and racism and labor.... The student at the center of this story is Sophie Shepherd, who isn’t among the teenagers who have spoken anonymously to other news or...
Tags: Law, America, New York Times, The Times, Nyt, Ivy League, Ben Smith, Times, Smith, Machu Picchu, Shepherd, Andes, Lee Fang, FANG, Sophie Shepherd, Andover


"Until the San Francisco Unified School District board stripped Dianne Feinstein’s name from one of its public schools, we were unaware of the Senator’s service to the Confederacy."

"While the city’s mayor, she had replaced a vandalized Confederate flag that was part of a historical display outside City Hall. So now it’s goodbye to Dianne Feinstein Elementary School. The Feinstein purge is among the banishments the board took Tuesday night when it voted 6-1 to rename 44 schools. The most absurd target is Abraham Lincoln, who waged the war that ended slavery...."  From "Cancelling Dianne Feinstein In San Francisco, the Senator now ranks with Confederate generals" by The Ed...
Tags: Education, Law, San Francisco, West, Lincoln, Dianne Feinstein, Madison, Feinstein, Abraham Lincoln, Confederate, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, San Francisco Unified School District, City Hall So, Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, Wall Street Journal Also


"When I say that Joe Biden is basic, by which I mean 100 percent medium grade, I don’t intend it as an insult."

"I mean it as an honest description of everything he seems to want to assure us he is: ordinary, relatable, comforting in the lack of intellectual, ideological, or political threat he poses. Biden looks and talks like presidents have looked and talked—before the election of Barack Obama and his bilious cartoon inversion, Trump—since forever.... Biden had a long and largely unremarkable political career as a senator from Delaware.... Prior to 2020, he had made two unsuccessful tries at the presid...
Tags: Law, Obama, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Biden, Delaware, Clinton, Trump, Rebecca Traister, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Racial Politics, Obama Biden


"All that has happened is there was a peaceful transition of power from Trump to a career politician, in Joe Biden, who has done far more violence than Trump has..."

"... because he’s been … a politician for decades. We didn’t topple anything. All we did was replace one figurehead with another, we’ve done nothing about the institution. It’s not about the leader, it’s about the institutions and the structures and the systems of capitalism and white supremacy that we reside under that are the main forces of domination here." Said Joshua Briond, of the Black Alliance for Peace and co-host of the Millennials Are Killing Capitalism podcast, quoted in "Organizer...
Tags: Nbc, Law, Drugs, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Language, Barbie, Biden, Philip K. Dick, Trump, Ta Nehisi Coates, White Supremacy, Coates, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump to Trump


"Iowa's decades-long lock on the nominating process has been under threat since last year's disastrous caucus..."

"... when results were delayed for days due in part to a faulty smartphone app that was supposed to make things easier for precinct captains when they reported results. Ultimately, The Associated Press never declared a winner in the contest because of problems with the vote count, which was administered by the Iowa Democratic Party. Iowa's voters are also older, more rural and more white than many other states so it's seen as increasingly out of step with the Democratic mainstream, which increa...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Iowa, Associated Press, Npr, Biden, Sanders, Sens Bernie Sanders, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Pete Buttigieg, Iowa Buttigieg, 2024 Campaign, Iowa Democratic Party Iowa


"If you read his speech and listen to it carefully, much of it is thinly-veiled innuendo calling us white supremacists, calling us racists, calling us every name in the book, calling us people who don't tell the truth."

Said Rand Paul on Fox News last night, quoted in "Power Up: Unity in Washington will be harder than Biden makes it sound" (WaPo)("Some Republicans such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) even trashed Biden's speech itself, which was widely-lauded for its appeals for Americans to set aside their political differences and work together for a better country").  If I had a little more time at the moment, I'd go through the speech line by line and look for every phrase that can be interpreted as saying that...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Washington, America, Rand Paul, Fox News, Republic, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, PAUL R KY, PAUL, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Civility Bullshit


"UW-Madison chancellor signs off on removing rock seen by some as symbol of racism."

The Wisconsin State Journal reports.  The university’s Campus Planning Committee in November unanimously approved recommending the boulder be relocated off university property to a location on or near the National Park Service’s Ice Age Scenic Trail. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank accepted the committee’s recommendation on Monday.... The rock’s removal is not yet a done deal. Because the boulder is located on or near a Native American burial site, the Wisconsin Historical Society needs to s...
Tags: Law, Geology, Wisconsin, Landscapes, National Park Service, University Of Wisconsin, UW Madison, Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin Historical Society, Rebecca Blank, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Campus Planning Committee


"Mr. Hawley’s challenge is not unprecedented... Democrats in both the House and Senate challenged certification of the 2004 election results..."

"... and House Democrats tried on their own to challenge the 2016 and 2000 outcomes, though without Senate support. ... Senator Barbara Boxer of California... briefly delayed the certification of George W. Bush’s victory... cit[ing] claims that Ohio election officials had improperly purged voter rolls... which Mr. Bush carried by fewer than 120,000 votes. Nancy Pelosi, then the House Democratic leader, supported the challenge.... The House voted 267 to 31 against the challenge and the Senate rej...
Tags: Voting, Law, Congress, California, Senate, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, House, Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, Kremlin, George W Bush, Trump, Bush, Barbara Boxer, Electoral College


"Across the United States, many areas with large populations of Latinos and residents of Asian descent, including ones with the highest numbers of immigrants, had... a surge in turnout and a shift to the right, often a sizable one."

"The pattern was evident in big cities like Chicago and New York, in California and Florida, and along the Texas border with Mexico, according to a New York Times analysis of voting in 28,000 precincts in more than 20 cities..... [T]he red shifts, along with a wave of blue shifts in Republican and white areas, have scrambled the conventional wisdom of American politics and could presage a new electoral calculus for the parties.... And over all, Mr. Trump, whose policies and remarks were widely e...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Voting, Law, California, Mexico, Immigration, Chicago, United States, New York Times, Ethnicity, Trump, Northwestern University, Center for American Progress, Ann Althouse


White man news.

1973: that was the last time a Democratic president chose a White man for attorney general. It is peculiar 2 White men are now the ONLY ones reportedly in contention.— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) December 17, 2020 Peculiar?! With white men excluded for so long — nearly half a century — it's almost as if you could celebrate it as another first, right up there with first openly gay Transportation Secretary. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Biden, Democratic, Jennifer Rubin, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Racial Politics, Whiteness


"Think-tank Brookings has posted pie charts of previous administrations’ appointees (white, black, Asian, Hispanic, Indian and Arab), the better to keep track of whether Biden will beat his predecessors in the race race."

"Last week, the NAACP and black Congressional leaders voiced their disappointment that only one of the eight cabinet appointees whom Biden had so far announced was black — despite the fact that black Americans constitute just about exactly one-eighth of the population (if we’re going to be that way — and it seems we are).... Races, sexes, sexual identity cadres and the disabled are being incentivized to operate like trade unions or lobbying factions, whose interests are mutually exclusive and wh...
Tags: Law, Biden, Naacp, Brookings, Lionel Shriver, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics


"Not surprisingly, Warnock’s beliefs have already been widely mischaracterized in coverage of the Georgia Senate runoff. Conservative pundits claim..."

"... they inject politics into the pulpit. They appear to be completely unaware that the 'politics' of the Black church tradition are rooted in the words of Jesus, who called for every Christian to be a champion of the poor. Warnock’s preaching has also been branded as 'anti-American.' But he is following Jesus — and in the footsteps of the best-known articulator of the Black church tradition, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who believed poverty, racism and militarism were the triple evils that...
Tags: Law, Senate, America, Atlanta, Georgia, History, Chicago, Christianity, Mlk, Slavery, Jesus, King, Black, Rev Martin Luther King Jr, Raphael Warnock, Ebenezer Baptist Church


"The old Southern Democrats maintained the allegiance of poor whites by making sure those poor whites felt they could look down on blacks."

"The modern Democratic Party maintains the allegiance of ­upper-middle-class whites by making sure they can look down on lower-class whites. By ­humanizing those lower-class whites, Netflix’s 'Hillbilly Elegy' calls the whole enterprise into question. Humanizing the working class was once what Democrats were about. But no longer.... In America, class war is disguised as cultural war, and cultural war is often waged under the guise of fighting racism. Thus, the Deplorables had to be cast as rac...
Tags: Law, America, Netflix, Ron Howard, Democratic Party, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Ann Althouse, Hillbilly, Racial Politics, Class Politics, Deplorables


"Barack Obama continues his rather strange mission to confront and correct young liberal activists...."

" Wednesday morning on Peter Hamby’s Snapchat show, 'Good Luck America,' Obama said this: 'If you believe, as I do, that we should be able to reform the criminal justice system so that it’s not biased and treats everybody fairly, I guess you can use a snappy slogan like "Defund the police," but, you know, you lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you’re actually going to get the changes you want done.' It was not the first time Obama had taken aim at t...
Tags: Law, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Rhetoric, Black Lives Matter, Peter Hamby, Charles M. Blow, Ann Althouse, Obama the ex-President, Racial Politics, Left-wing Ideology, Obama attacked from the left


"Melania Trump on Friday announced that a work by the sculptor Isamu Noguchi would be installed in the White House Rose Garden..."

"... a gift to the national collection that would be the first work by an Asian-American artist to be included in it. The sculpture, Noguchi’s 1962 'Floor Frame,' highlights 'the beautiful contributions of Asian-American artists to the landscape of our country,' Ms. Trump said in a statement."  The NYT reports. Noguchi is a highly respected sculptor — one of the greats, recognized for many decades. It's weird to see him talked about as if he's mostly a representative of a mass — "Asian-America...
Tags: New York, Law, Sculpture, Nyt, Wwii, Propaganda, Trump, Melania Trump, Isamu Noguchi, White House Rose Garden, Ann Althouse, Noguchi, Racial Politics, Trump And The Military, Destruction Of Art


"'Defund the police' is the second stupidest campaign slogan any Democrat has uttered in the twenty first century."

"It is second in stupidity only to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 comment that half of Trump’s supporters belong in a 'basket of deplorables.'"  Said University of California-Irvine polysci prof Bernard Grofman, quoted in "'The Far Left Is the Republicans’ Finest Asset’/An intense battle between moderates and progressives has already spilled into public view" by Thomas Edsall (NYT).  Edsall also quotes from a report by 4 progressive groups — New Deal Strategies, Justice Democrats, Sunrise Movement...
Tags: Law, Advertising, Hillary Clinton, Ice Cream, Republican Party, Black, Trump, Democratic Party, Pelosi, Thomas Edsall, Edsall, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Class Politics, 2020 Elections, Bernard Grofman


The Washington Post viewpoint on obscurity: "For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics."

That's the front-page teaser, along with the headline, "Wayne County Republicans ask to ‘rescind’ their votes certifying the election result," which links to an article titled "Wayne County Republicans ask to ‘rescind’ their votes certifying the election results."  Wayne County is Detroit! Wayne County is not obscure. Or — I see the ambiguity — is The Washington Post calling the county board level of government obscure — obscure everywhere, everywhere there are counties? There are no counties ...
Tags: Post, Voting, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Wikipedia, Virginia, Joe Biden, History, Gop, United States, Palmer, Michigan, District Of Columbia, Detroit


"Why Are So Many Latinos Obsessed With Demonizing Black Lives Matter? It's Complicated."

This is an article from October 5th — at WLRN (the Miami NPR affiliate) — that begins "Joe Biden is expected to win the Latino vote big. But not so big in Florida." With hindsight, we know that the big Latino vote win did not happen. There was, in fact, puzzling drop in Latino voter support for Democrats. Let's mine this article for some clues about why that happened. Remember, this is public radio:Many Latinos who back President Trump bring the racial — and racist — complexities of Latin Americ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Nbc, Law, Africa, Joe Biden, Democrats, Ethnicity, Miami, Venezuela, Npr, Biden, Cuba, Black Lives Matter, Nicolás Maduro, BLM


French President Macron accuses American media — with its critique of systemic racism — of legitimizing terrorism.

He spoke with Ben Smith of the NYT, who wrote: [Macron said] “When France was attacked five years ago, every nation in the world supported us.... So when I see, in that context, several newspapers which I believe are from countries that share our values — journalists who write in a country that is the heir to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution — when I see them legitimizing this violence, and saying that the heart of the problem is that France is racist and Islamophobic, then I say the ...
Tags: Europe, Law, Washington Post, France, Terrorism, Paris, Islam, Catholic, The New York Times, Ben Smith, Times, Smith, Marine Le Pen, Marianne, Macron, Ann Althouse


"[The Hispanic] community is not a get-out-the-vote universe... We’re a persuasion universe and should be treated like whites."

Said Chuck Rocha, "a longtime Democratic consultant," criticizing Democrats who "see Black and brown people as the same," quoted in "There Was No Knockout, So Democrats and G.O.P. Regroup for Next Round/Voters delivered a convincing victory for Joseph R. Biden Jr. but a split decision for the two parties. Now they face perhaps the most up-for-grabs electoral map the country has seen in a generation" (NYT). He's saying — to put it bluntly — that black people can be counted on to vote for Democr...
Tags: Law, California, Gop, Socialism, House, Biden, Democratic Party, Gonzalez, South Texas, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Joseph R Biden Jr, Left-wing Ideology, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Harley Rouda, Vicente Gonzalez


"The swing towards Trump in Hispanic areas across the country is extraordinary. It was hinted at in the preëlection polls."

"The polls always showed the President faring better among nonwhite, and particularly Hispanic, voters than he did four years ago, but the magnitude of the shift was way beyond expectations.... I think it could easily be a double-digit swing in the President’s direction. I have not crunched these numbers conclusively, and it’s still too early to do that. But that would be my initial gut sense, yes. The most obvious reason for this, I would assume, is the education divide in our politics manifest...
Tags: Texas, Law, Ethnicity, Trump, Rio Grande Valley, Nate Cohn, Jason Villalba, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump and immigration, 2020 Campaign, Said Nate Cohn, Sharon Navarro, Texas Latinos