(via xkcd: Marriage)
It’s appalling to me that the majority of Americans didn’t approve of interracial marriage until 1995. We need to recognize that America has been, and continues to be, a *profoundly* racist country.
Also interesting that the government was way out ahead of public opinion on interracial marriage and significantly behind on same-sex marriage. The government is supposed to protect the rights of its citizens whether or not the majority wants those rights protected. That’s not how we’re behaving these days.
Complex political topic? Lets hear what CELEBRITIES have to say!
I’m with Harris in the objective different dangers between different religions (not the same, no reason for them to be the same) but the “practicality” point for the need for these conclusions that Iadarola brings is an interesting one that I’ll try to keep in mind. What comes after saying Islam doctrines better provide for more intolerant subcultures? What’s the non-conceptual purpose of it? Our critical gaze is already on the middle east, and liberals are already critical of individual manifestations of oppression there.
It irked me, though, when Iadarola then comes and says that his reasons to hypothetically get rid of Islam are the same as those to get rid of Christianity. Come on! That felt more like a personality projection thing than an analysis. If he follows Harris, like he says, he has very well explained in talks the differences between Islam as canon and other major world religions. The old sacred books have actual rulings on them, not just a guide to be a generic religious person or a conservative, and I don’t remember the Slay-the-infidel Mountain Sermon.
This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.
I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.
If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one.
this is really fucking sad
i think of everything we learn without even noticing
Cable companies have figured out the greatest truth about America: if you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring.