Welcome to the Oppression Olympics! Here are some of the events you can watch, courtesy of the Google search engine: Which Is Worse? Racism, or Sexism, or Asking Which Is Worse?Sexism Is Worse Than RacismDo victims of racism or sexism suffer more? I don’t get why people get in stupid debates about whether racism or… Continue reading The Oppression Olympics
In a recent letter to the San Francisco Chronicle, someone named David Ferris wrote Unfortunately, during the 2000-05 recovery, immigrants – both legal and illegal – got the jobs that should have gone to the youngest and poorest Americans. If we don’t make every effort to ensure that any jobs created go to our own… Continue reading Immigrants are Americans
Of course not all of the Obama hate is race-related, but a good deal of it is, and here’s a great example: Secret Service probes anti-Obama message at Lakeville golf course What Carter was wrong about was thinking it’s all about the South. This was in Massachusetts.
Discussions of racism and sexism (or any *ism, really) in mixed company can easily become heated, especially if some people in the discussion try to combat the notion that we are “all in the same boat.” I don’t think the emotional charge of the discussion comes so much from what is being described as how… Continue reading Is there a new word to add the sociological dictionary?
Examples When I was in high school, there were some people who didn’t understand why we had a Black Student Union and an Asian Student Union but no White Student Union. When I was in college, one time we were eating in the cafeteria, and a white male heterosexual friend of mine looked up at… Continue reading “Equality” shouldn’t assume we’re all in the same situation
Now that Obama has essentially become the Democratic nominee and we’ve been through all the accusations of racism and sexism throughout the Democratic primaries, I have to say that I really think this presidential race will be fair (mudslinging will occur on both sides, of course), but people will invoke race as a deciding factor… Continue reading Obama v. McCain – I have to say this before November