I think that’s a really great point. And one thing I wish I could have, and should have, made more clear is delineating a personal act of forgiveness vs the spectacle of it. I don’t know if Brandt intended for it to be a spectacle, but because it was filmed, because it was such a high profile case, and because the… Read more
I have my issues with and concerns about Obama’s record, certainly. But if the point is comparison (and I think that *is* the point, to both of these men in this instance), then it’s pretty clear who has the high ground—and worthwhile to point out how low the bar is for Trump, so his behavior isn’t normalized.
They’re generally more optimistic—except for Asian Americans. This updated headline felt more accurate, and truer to some of the ways black millennials are different from their peer group
You’ve literally never opened a history book, have you?
Saying that people are doing reconnaissance to determine whether he’s racist is simplistic. You can be racist without identifying with a specific ideology like neo-Nazism or white nationalism. This is about figuring out exactly who he is, what he believed in, what he’s done before, what he’s said before (and what… Read more
I guess the difference between you and I is that I don’t think “white nationalist” is a softer term at all, particularly if you know anything about what the phrase means. A “nationalist” is a different thing—and any story we do about someone trying to gaslight white nationalism by removing the “white” ought to be… Read more