The Deplorables: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Basket

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The brilliant Jay Smooth on the Trump deplorables:

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  1. Dorian Gray says:

    TNC’s take:

    Coates uses a media context as framing and concludes thus:

    “The shame reflects an ugly and lethal trend in this country’s history—an ever-present impulse to ignore and minimize racism, an aversion to calling it by its name. For nearly a century and a half, this country deluded itself into thinking that its greatest calamity, the Civil War, had nothing to do with one of its greatest sins, enslavement. It deluded itself in this manner despite available evidence to the contrary. Lynchings, pogroms, and plunder proceeded from this fiction. Writers, journalists, and educators embroidered a national lie, and thus a safe space for the violent tempers of those who needed to be white was preserved.

    The safe space for the act of being white endures today. This weekend, the media, an ostensibly great American institution, saw it challenged and—not for the first time—organized to preserve it. For speaking a truth, backed up by data, Clinton was accused of promoting bigotry. No. The true crime was endangering white consciousness. So it was when the president asserted that it was stupid to arrest a man for breaking into his own home. So it was when the president said that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin. And so it is when reformers suggest police not stop citizens on so flimsy a pretext as furtive movements. The need to be white is a sensitive matter—one which our institutions are inexorably and mindlessly bound to protect.”

  2. Jason330 says:

    What is the thing ten steps beyond a double standard? Trump emits the most outlandish lies on a regular basis, and the press calls it straight talk. Secretary Clinton points out an obvious truth and is pilloried.

  3. mouse says:

    And the irony, lower class mean uneducated whites thinking they are better than someone else lol

  4. Stat says:

    Deplorable Lives Matter

  5. Ben says:

    ^ only in the way that deadly viruses matter. We need to know where/who they are, what they are up to, and how to stop them at every turn.

  6. Stat says:

    Sounds like a new program for the NSA. Way to be an idiot.