Posts Tagged ‘race’

Chris Matthews skewered: “I forgot he was black”

January 29th, 2010 No comments

I don’t know anything about Chris Matthews except he’s a TV pundit, but this is hilarious. Don’t get bored in the middle— the boring part is a set-up for what comes after, and the last line is the best one. Beautifully crafted.

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Discrimination-helps-the-“victim” argument

January 22nd, 2010 1 comment

An interesting WSJ example of where the Discrimination-helps-the-“victim” argument actually might be valid. This might be worth modelling.

A more worrisome issue arises when men take advantage of their relative scarcity by making life miserable for would-be girlfriends. Why settle down when you are a guy and the supply of eligible women appears to be unlimited? The female students hate such a situation, which is one reason admissions offices end up accepting male applicants who are less academically qualified than their female counterparts. Their goal is to avoid the dreaded 60/40 gender imbalance on campus that everyone agrees is a threshold not to be crossed. Those gender preferences, which colleges rarely discuss, have become common among private, four-year colleges (and recently caught the attention of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which has launched a probe into admissions discrimination against women).

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DeGaulle on Diversity

January 19th, 2010 No comments

Yglesias has an interesting poster that shows DeGaulle’s views on race:

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