What I’m most vexed by is what any whites, except those at the very top 1 percent of power and privilege, think they get from denying that racial bias and discrimination exist. Presumably, it comes from a very manufactured and misleading sense that policies and programs to redress racial inequality will somehow unfairly disadvantage average white folks. We know this isn’t true. Affirmative action in college admissions has helped white women even more than people of color. Public benefits programs like food stamps and Medicaid, although mistakenly seen as mostly helping black folks, actually disproportionately help white folks in need. Fixing inequities in public school financing would help poor white students in the South as much as poor black students. Closing the wage gap and addressing yawning economic inequality in America would help people of all races. … [Read more...] about Eight Things Every White Person Should Know About White Privilege
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Since awards play a critical role in fueling which high-end restaurants succeed, there are growing calls for people who’ve long benefited from the structure to make changes. The influential James Beard Foundation, which has honored many local restaurants and has also been criticized for inequities, announced recently that it would discontinue its awards until 2022, with the hope of implementing ways to address the problems. A New York Times story later revealed that the cancellation was due in part because there were no Black winners. … [Read more...] about SF had the country’s premier fine dining scene. Do Michelin stars matter now?
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His new book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden Suggests Michigan Voters Chose Trump Partly Because of Racism
For more than 10 years, Bruce Mehlman, a founder of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, has been putting together quarterly slide decks and freely distributing them to clients, fellow lobbyists, the media and others looking for insider insight in D.C. But he says the Trump administration and coronavirus have brought on serious spikes in his readership. … [Read more...] about Quarterly report: Lobbyist’s slide decks take off