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Popular Information 9670 implied HN points 08 Feb 24
  1. Proponents of the great replacement theory believe in a racist myth about white Americans and non-white immigrants.
  2. The great replacement theory has inspired violent attacks, showing the dangerous consequences of this conspiracy.
  3. Some corporations publicly support a path to citizenship for Dreamers while donating to politicians who endorse racist conspiracy theories.
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Hold That Thought by Sarah Haider 3360 implied HN points 07 Feb 24
  1. Criticism of DEI programs is gaining traction but facing backlash and institutions finding ways around anti-DEI measures
  2. DEI diversity version can act as a tax on institutions, degrade professional competency, and harm actual diversity
  3. Tokenism leads to arbitrary divisions, fosters implicit racism, and does more harm than good for diversity
Caitlin’s Newsletter 1792 implied HN points 06 Feb 24
  1. Some Western media outlets have been criticized for publishing racist content about Middle Easterners, reminiscent of Nazi propaganda.
  2. The comparison made between Muslim populations and insects by a New York Times columnist sparked controversy and accusations of dehumanization.
  3. The Wall Street Journal faced backlash for articles demonizing Muslim populations, coinciding with Western military actions in Muslim-majority countries.
Glenn Loury 1827 implied HN points 02 Jan 24
  1. The Center for Antiracist Research raised $43 million with little to show for it in terms of research on racism.
  2. One approach suggested to fight racism with $43 million was to start a center for the rigorous study of race in America with elite scholars and promising grad students.
  3. Another proposed idea was to use the money to fund a movie dramatizing the shift in black political thought in 1966, which would showcase how certain ideas contributed to present-day racial divisions.
Glenn Loury 3518 implied HN points 06 Aug 23
  1. The Florida Board of Education's guidelines for teaching African American history include lessons on the Underground Railroad, slave rebellions, and the harsh realities of chattel slavery.
  2. The controversy on the Florida curriculum involves a debate between emphasizing victimization or acknowledging the agency of enslaved individuals.
  3. Some researchers argue that recognizing the agency of enslaved blacks does not downplay the inhumane aspects of slavery and can provide a more nuanced understanding of their experiences.
The Joyous Struggle 671 implied HN points 16 Jan 24
  1. The quality of our initial perception of a problem space is crucial. Understanding peace requires moving beyond individual areas and issues to see global interconnections.
  2. Perception, 'whiteness', and denial are key areas of inquiry highlighted when reflecting on complex situations like Gaza. It's important to challenge default ways of viewing the world and moral sensibilities.
  3. The notions of racism, colonialism, and denial play significant roles in how we perceive conflicts like the one in Gaza. Troubling boundaries, acknowledging historical influence, and combating denial are vital for achieving peace.
The Garden of Forking Paths 2024 implied HN points 01 Aug 23
  1. Interstate 35-W in Minneapolis has a history intertwined with racist urban planning that led to the displacement of Black residents.
  2. The American interstate system, while a marvel of human ingenuity, has a legacy of intentionally segregating communities through practices like redlining and racial covenants.
  3. The tragic murder of George Floyd at the corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis is connected to the deliberate engineering of racial injustice along roads like 35-W.
The Ruffian 497 implied HN points 30 Dec 23
  1. During World War II, American soldiers faced racial tensions in Britain, leading to a significant incident at Bamber Bridge.
  2. The interaction between black GIs and white Britons during the war had a positive impact on racial attitudes in Britain, reducing prejudice in the long term.
  3. The Battle of Bamber Bridge highlighted the stark differences in racial attitudes between the US and Britain, showcasing the impact of human interaction in challenging prejudice.
Journal of Free Black Thought 157 implied HN points 09 Mar 24
  1. DEI in higher education is often influenced by Critical Social Justice ideology, which perpetuates racism by assuming it in every situation.
  2. Critical Social Justice can lead to the imposition of certain values, attitudes, and behaviors based on race, discouraging critical thinking and questioning of the narrative.
  3. People are pushing back on DEI approaches underpinned by Critical Social Justice ideology as they find it infantilizing, anti-intellectual, and not aligned with their beliefs.
Peter Boghossian 1218 implied HN points 04 Apr 23
  1. Conservative pundit Matt Walsh attempted to cancel the author, leading to a request for a conversation.
  2. The National Progress Alliance launched the Stop Donating project aimed at universities with free speech issues.
  3. A private school faced social justice issues, with a suggested response highlighting systemic racism and white supremacy.
Peter Boghossian 982 implied HN points 05 May 23
  1. Young men, specifically black Americans, are disproportionately involved in gun violence in the US.
  2. Out-of-wedlock birth rates are a significant factor in contributing to violence, particularly in the black community.
  3. There is a need to address the root causes of rising out-of-wedlock birth rates, which spiked after 1963, to prevent further violence.
Marcus on AI 98 HN points 06 Mar 24
  1. OpenAI's mission of being open-source and collaborative has shifted over the years, leading to concerns about transparency and integrity.
  2. Email communications between OpenAI and Elon Musk raised doubts about the organization's commitment to its stated mission of open-sourcing technology.
  3. Recent incidents of covert racism, copyright infringements, and violent content generated by OpenAI's technology have raised questions about the ethical impact of their work.
Julie Bindel's podcasts and writing 904 implied HN points 05 Apr 23
  1. The grooming gang issue involves the rape and pimping of vulnerable girls by men who often escape justice.
  2. The myth that fascists cracked the grooming gang cases is debunked, as it was survivors, former police, and advocates who exposed the atrocities.
  3. Ethnicity of perpetrators in grooming gangs is relevant, but not in the way racists claim; male violence towards females is the core issue.
Wenhao’s news blog 393 implied HN points 18 Sep 23
  1. Chinese netizens accused Apple of discrimination due to a photo of an Asian-looking employee, but it was actually a Native American woman from California.
  2. Online poll results show that a majority found Apple's use of the photo inappropriate, despite the explanation.
  3. There was backlash against Apple in China, amid praise for Huawei, highlighting a contradiction in reactions.
OLD GOATS with Jonathan Alter 550 implied HN points 01 Apr 23
  1. Trump's indictment is seen as beneficial for American democracy to hold corrupt politicians accountable.
  2. The size of Trump's support may be overestimated, as his fundraising is comparatively low for politics.
  3. The efforts to prosecute Trump are necessary to prevent presidents from being above the law, even if he is acquitted in the end.
The View from Rural Missouri by Jess Piper 179 implied HN points 12 Oct 23
  1. Teaching accurate and unvarnished history, including the dark and painful parts, is crucial for understanding and preventing the repetition of past atrocities.
  2. Lynchings were not isolated acts but bold, public events that affected whole communities and reinforced systemic racism.
  3. By learning about and acknowledging the history of lynching, we equip ourselves to recognize and address present dangers, ensuring a better future for all.
L'Atelier Galita 353 implied HN points 25 Feb 23
  1. Being in a setting where everyone is the same race can make a person feel less guarded against racism.
  2. Partner's observation: Person more sociable in Guadeloupe due to shared racial background.
  3. Realization: Introversion can be influenced by environment, like race composition of a place.