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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Black writers at the New York Times are not having it

Within a couple of days, two Black writers at the NYTimes have spoken out against the racist insanity of the Republican Party and conservatives in general in the United States.

Charles Blow on what that idiot DeSantis is up to:

To David Blight, the definitive biographer of Douglass, PragerU’s video is appalling and a joke, but in an interview with me, he recognized the danger that it could be compelling to a young student.

Is anyone, ultimately, served by this promoting of logical fallacy and bastardizing of history? As Blight explained it, the video “really does appeal to that version and vision of history that so many Americans still want. They want to be left feeling good at the end of the day. They don’t want to be threatened. They want to sleep at night. They want to know that the greatest of Black leaders really were on their side.”

Using Douglass in any way to soften slavery is a desecration. And, that is DeSantis’s educational legacy in the state.
Jamelle Bouie on the plutocrat support for Richard Hanania.
A whole coterie of Silicon Valley billionaires and millionaires have lent their time and attention to Hanania, as well as elevated his work. Marc Andreessen, a powerful venture capitalist, appeared on his podcast. David Sacks, a close associate of Elon Musk, wrote a glowing endorsement of Hanania’s forthcoming book. So did Peter Thiel, the billionaire supporter of right-wing causes and organizations. “D.E.I. will never d-i-e from words alone,” wrote Thiel. “Hanania shows we need the sticks and stones of government violence to exorcise the diversity demon.” Vivek Ramaswamy, the Republican presidential candidate, also praised the book as a “devastating kill shot to the intellectual foundations of identity politics in America.”
Unfortunately he left Steven Pinker and Matt Yglesias off the list.

Thiel of course is the link between the race pseudoscience gang at Quillette, since Thiel "secretly" funded it, and Ron DeSantis, who Thiel is openly backing

Clearly the subject of this blog, "Steven Pinker, the Intellectual Dark Web and Race Science" is unfortunately more of the moment than ever, even more than when Andy Ngo was operating as Trump's lil ratfucker.

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