Tag: racism

Christian Identity: The scary religion you don’t know about

Sadly, Michigan is home to an awful lot of racist bastards with guns.  The Hutaree group arrested in May 2010 for stockpiling guns and explosives is a pretty good example.  Once again,  Americans were shooting […]

Pest Control: an old metaphor for racism

I happened to stumble across this really horrifying story last week: Last week the Web site UsedWinnipeg.com ran an advertisement headlined “Native Extraction Service” with a photograph of three young Native boys. The service offered […]

Things not to forget

I was going to try to stay on the insect topic all week, but enough stuff keeps happening that I just can’t. On the 45th anniversary of the 16th Street Bombing, Angry Black Woman connects […]

Happy Juneteenth!

If you don’t know what Juneteenth is, it’s the day that word of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached Texas. Slaves in texas had actually been “free” for several months before they found this out. From […]

Skeptical Tuesday

Two skeptical things to read for Tuesday: The Skeptic’s Circle is up at Andrea’s blog! Check it out! And– I’ve written a long navel-gazing post at Skepchick about race, skepticism, and the F word. Photo […]

My employee said the N word

OMG. This is one of the challenges I didn’t foresee when I became a manager. I’m not sure why I was so naive. Did I think everyone who worked for me would be super-cool folks […]

Weekly WTF: Hate group not in violation of MSU policy

I really didn’t expect this. “A Michigan State University investigation has concluded that two conservative student groups did not violate the university’s anti-discrimination policy.” You can actually download a copy of the report, minus some […]

An interesting Tenure Battle at U of M

Tenure. There is no word scarier to an academic. The ways in which tenure is awarded are secretive, never written or explicit, and often biased. At University of Michigan, a woman with a joint appointment […]

Good Michigan news, for a change

Following on the happy news that the speech by racist Jared Taylor would be canceled, the student behind the Young Americans For Freedom group at MSU is stepping down: “EAST LANSING – Kyle Bristow, the […]