Racial Bias in U.S. Soccer Culture?

Is there an implicit racial bias in Major League Soccer and other U.S. leagues? A piercing SB Nation story this week grappled with the implications of a recent study‘s disturbing findings “that black players are 14 percent more likely to be called for cautions than their non-black counterparts.” The study by Paste magazine also found that …

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Frauke Petry after President-Elect Donald Trump

Follow Frauke Petry @FraukePetry Es ist bezeichnend, wie berufsempörte etablierte Politiker und Journalisten eine demokratische Wahl als Apokalypse verkaufen.#USAWahl2016* 12:23 PM – 9 Nov 2016  651651 Retweets 1,5681,568 likes “It’s telling that establishment politicians and journalists are selling a democratic election as the apocalypse” Two days after the election, many in the United States and …

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Fletcher on ICWA at Cato Unbound

Fletcher on ICWA at Cato Unbound | Turtle Talk Here is “Limit Government Intrusion in Indian Families’ Lives.” This essay is part of a series of online essays at Cato Unbound on the Indian Child Welfare Act. Excerpts: The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) restricts government intervention in Indian families’ lives, imposes important obligations on …

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The Re-Emergence of Contract Buying: A Practice Rooted in Mid-20th Century Racism

Long after the explicit use of racist terms in laws, policies with important racial impacts can linger in past practices that marginalize minority communities. Beryl Satter’s Family Properties: How the Struggle Over Race and Real Estate Transformed Chicago and Urban America, describes a key historical case of mid-century real estate practices that led to entrenched …

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National Identity after Cologne

The events on New Year’s Eve at the Cologne Central Train Station have been instrumentalized, politicized, criminalized, sensationalized and radicalized. The amount of attention paid to Cologne has also made the event itself a national metaphor. Depending on your political position, Cologne can stand in for right-wing arguments that Germany is being invaded by macho Muslim …

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The Left and the Donald Sterling Affair

In the first post on this subject we examined the right side of this diagram, the Right wing coverage that focused on the issues surrounding Sterling’s racist remarks, deemphasizing the remarks themselves.  Now we look at Left, which focuses squarely on those remarks. Two dimensions on which the Right and the Left differ in the US these days are …

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