Stop voting based on identity

Kylie Cheung (@kyliecheung on Twtter) put it well: “To be clear, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign relied on “identity politics”—specifically, the rage and insecurities of white men. In fact, he relied on “identity politics” substantially more than Clinton’s campaign, which offered in-depth economic proposals for affordable and accessible health care, housing, and job growth that would benefit wide swaths of the population. The reason we … Continue reading Stop voting based on identity

Upworthy, shouldn’t racial microaggressions involve…race?

I haven’t visited Upworthy in awhile. I think I had it blocked on the old laptop. Or it just fell out of favor. Either way, I came across this article since someone shared it on FB. For those who don’t feel like reading it: It explains what microaggressions are, and then says the following three things fall into the category of microaggressions: Rules against hats … Continue reading Upworthy, shouldn’t racial microaggressions involve…race?

Tying corporatism to social justice is bad

Booker engaged in some anti-poor voting earlier this year (he voted against the right to import medicine from Canada, where it’s cheaper. He used a clearly bad faith defense about safety, despite the clear lack of dead Canadians, though the ties to the American pharmaceutical companies are easy enough to see), but Benjamin Studebaker posted a nice post about that and a similar trend of focusing on … Continue reading Tying corporatism to social justice is bad