May 31, 2014
commented on Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Beginning of Obvious Justness for African Americans
I'm more than a little surprised at the people who are praising the Coates article for not being prescriptive, when that's what I thought its biggest flaw was. He proved that racism exists, but that's not anything that we didn't know.
There are more than enough proposals for reparations out there to make an informed decision, and for Coates to ignore that shows he's not really as interested in the "solution" as he is about talking around the problem.
May 27, 2014
commented on Let's Not Be Fatalistic About Prospects for Reparations
Coates' article was an absolute farce, and anyone who ignores the serious flaws in it in order to hail it as some sort of groundbreaking work (hi, Chris Hayes) is being ridiculous.
The obvious missing piece in this post is that the Caribbean nations are seeking the money from European colonizers. It's easy for them to nod in agreement about the subject; it wouldn't be their money. That's not how it would happen in America.
May 17, 2014
commented on Jess Spear Running Against House Speaker Frank Chopp
@18: "Can she name where the 49 districts are? Can she name where ten districts are?"
Since she's not running for Speaker of the House, only to be representative out of her district, what you're asking is completely irrelevant.
Apr 19, 2014
commented on Punished for the Crime of Being Female on the Internet
"gentle reminder from the other 50% of our species that the correct nomenclature for an adult female of the human race is "woman". Referring to women as "females" is the biggest red flag I (and every other woman I know) pick up on in a dialog,"
I struggle to believe this is true.