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I’ve lived in Texas for almost two years now and one thing it has really made clear is the misleading reductionism of “red state” and “blue state,” a heuristic that has utility for describing governance but little for describing people who live in those places.
@JasonAbbruzzese A lot of my maga hate mail is written like this. They think that this way, you’ll see what they are saying even if you don’t open the email.
And in case it’s not clear, American history shows progressivism is not *inherently* anti-racist, and is hardly immune to a disconnect between its masses and its intellectuals. The nature of the coalition a movement answers to is what matters.
Some people out here who think police murdering a black 12 year old with a toy gun is justified suddenly get really into forgiveness and grace when a white teen loses his chance go to Harvard.
The question is now: how many Republican officials were profiting off their secret foreknowledge of a mass casualty event while the president and his propaganda network were assuring everyone that the coronavirus was “contained?”
I personally saw Ferguson police use crushing force against protesters for much less than what the Nazis in Charlottesville are doing today.
White people insisting their European ancestors came “legally” during a period where the US had open borders and didnt even require immigrants to learn english is one of the dumbest and most harmful myths guiding our current politics.