Anne Branigin
annebranigin
Staff writer, The Root. Sometimes I blog slow, sometimes I blog quick. Do you have this in coconut?
8/6/19
12:32 PM
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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.

6/27/19
6:21 PM
12

I think the question of *who* gets reparations is an interesting one, though from a policy perspective I’m not sure if we’re there yet. There’s first the question of what form reparations could or ought to take.

4/19/19
10:47 AM
5

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

4/11/19
2:25 PM
19

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

3/26/19
7:27 PM
13

FYI, upon review, that part of Chuck’s quotes seem to reference Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican. I struck that part of the quote out to avoid confusion, but left in the part of his comments that do line up with Omar’s recent statements.

3/20/19
4:49 PM
22

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

3/20/19
10:50 AM
138

I don’t think it’s acquiescing at all: white nationalism falls under both racist and white supremacist ideology. It’s a specific set of beliefs and core issues (another example: Neo Confederates, who are also racists and white supremacists, also has a specific set of core issues).

3/12/19
6:43 PM
2

So I’m going to address a few of your points from separate posts in this one, if that’s alright.

3/12/19
1:20 PM
11

The study didn’t compare income or wealth, so I’m not sure where you’re getting this “poor people” thing from.

3/12/19
12:51 PM
18

Quick clarifying note: it shouldn’t matter that white people make up a greater part of the population, this study looks at an average consumption rate.

3/12/19
12:36 PM
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...writes someone who either can’t read or doesn’t care to.

2/26/19
11:25 AM
29

That’s a fair point. I’ve tweaked it so it’s a bit truer to his work.

1/17/19
11:16 AM
16

Fair enough. I struck instances calling him white, though, as others have mentioned, white and black Latinx certainly exist. For accuracy’s sake (because it’s not verified), better to leave it off.

1/4/19
12:30 PM
7

It was linked previously, but sometimes links drop when going from a draft to being published on the site (weird Kinja bug). Just re-linked so it’s accessible in the article and in the comments.