Contrary to the common assumption that racism and sexism are twin prejudices propping up a white male power structure, minority women are far less likely to be the target of racist treatment than minority men.
Columbus Day is usually met with outrage and indignation. This is an oversimplification of a complex matter that can’t —and shouldn’t— be reduced to the atrocities commited by Spaniards more than 500 years ago.
So, when someone, anyone, says “Happy Holidays” or “All Lives Matter”, instead of getting mad, maybe you should ask yourself what is it with your pet issue that have alienated people away from your cause?
I don’t think there’s anything remotely positive or ‘affirmative’ about racism, sexism or any other kind of discrimination, whether it is regular discrimination or ‘reverse’ discrimination.
If you thought the bashing Richard Dawkins fashion when bloggers don’t have anything of value to say was over, think again.
via The New York Times:
I was asked what had happened to him, so in order to give an answer I had to do a little research. What I found is not pretty:
If we care about society having a racism problem, I would argue you don’t fight racism with (positive?) racism, but rather with *equality*. It’s a principle problem, not a degree one.
We have plenty of evidence that Mohandas Gandhi was a fraud. I highly recommend Hitch‘s take on the subject (in…