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Politics Becomes More Poisonous Day by Day. by The Elephant's Child

Joe Biden has kinda sorta said he will announce on Thursday and that would seem to be his intent, based on an article at PJ Media on Wednesday. He will be the 21st announced Democrat candidate.


Clearly it’s true. Here is the photo accompanying the story. Brand new healthy tan, newly whitened teeth, and the white hair has become a becoming blonde. Looks good!. Younger too. Now with the endless fun the media has made of the Trump tan and the Trump slightly orange hair, will the media notice or show interest in the Biden blonde? Do I have any wagers? My bets are on no notice whatsoever.

Why is it that we currently have so much attention on skin color, and the diversity thereof, and the castigated old white-skinned men are attempting to darken their skin? People notice skin colors, but not necessarily in any kind of a prejudicial way. They notice when someone is sunburned, or freckled, or has zits. Many people of all different races have healthy good looking skin, and some don’t. The media attempts to claim that any one who does not support open borders does so because they are racist. Silly, but in this era of identity politics, anyone who isn’t Hitler or a Nazi is clearly racist. We seem to have a shortage of sufficiently nasty names. We could have a contest to find better nasty names than those in current usage.

Heather MacDonald has a new book out  on “The Diversity Delusion” with the subhead “How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the Culture.”She is absolutely correct.

Toxic ideas that originated in academia have now spread beyond the university setting, widening America’s cultural divisions. Too many college students enter the working world believing that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics defines the American experience. In The Diversity Delusion, Mac Donald argues that the root of this problem is the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism, a belief that has spawned a massive diversity bureaucracy, especially in higher education.

Diversity is now the most important criteria in everything from hiring decisions, reading assignments, university admissions to photographs and cafeteria food selection. Heather is a careful researcher, and her work or her speeches are always worth your time.

The politicians believe that these are winning issues for them, based simply on their seeming “popularity”in the culture. We need to let them know that they are getting way off track.

The United States is probably the most diversified nation in the world with the most varied blend of races and languages, and we’re really pretty successful with it. I don’t know that calling everyone a racist is  useful way of improving things.



A Warning from Heather MacDonald by The Elephant's Child

macdonald-630x400Heather MacDonald, fearless scholar at the Manhattan Institute,  always does her homework and then some. She has a new book out, The Diversity Delusion, which argues that identity politics has taken over our universities and corrupted them thoroughly.

In a Fox News interview this week, she highlighted recent social justice campus trends.

“From a moment that a student steps on campus, a vast diversity bureaucracy tries to indoctrinate him with the idea that to read Shakespeare or Kant or Plato is to be the victim of life-threatening racism, to hate the monuments of western civilization, and to hate their alleged oppressors.” In December 2016, Breitbart News reported on students at the University of Pennsylvania who rallied to have a large portrait of William Shakespeare removed from the English department because he is a “white male.”

They are being taught to see sexism where none exists. As a female, you are taught to feel like you are the victim of rape culture, as a minority you’re taught to feel like you are the victim of ubiquitous systematic racism.

She argued that the harmful social justice politics of the universities are beginning to make their way out into the real world.

If a politician is denounced as a white supremacist for saying that we can’t ‘monkey around’ with our economic success and that is viewed as a legitimate accusation. When people are fired for challenging the feminist ideology as happened at Google, the identity politics that is poisoning the campus is spreading the world at large.




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