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Yelling bullshit at people I otherwise agree with

Yelling bullshit at people I otherwise agree with

I am a liberal on virtually every issue. That said, I believe liberals hurt their causes when they go beyond what’s helpful and into the absurd. Not only does it turn off people in the middle, but it also turns off those who support them. The rote overuse of terms such as “microaggression,” “trigger warning,” […]

Separating a verbal gaffe from intentional racism

Separating a verbal gaffe from intentional racism

Here in the United States, we most definitely have a racism problem. As we work together on fighting racism, we need to avoid hyper-overreaction and be able to separate a verbal gaffe from intentional racism. Here’s an example of a verbal gaffe: Bill Maher calling himself a “house nigger. Here’s an example of intentional racism: […]

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