We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Althouse on the Duke fiasco. They are making the old "fake but accurate" case. She quotes the NYT here:
Critical race theorists, who are on the faculty at almost every major law school and are producing an ever-growing body of scholarly work, have drawn from an idea made popular by postmodernist scholars of all races, that there is no objective reality. Instead, the critical race theorists say, there are competing racial versions of reality that may never be reconciled.
Indeed, as News Junkie says, universities have become sanitaria. And Duke is the Harvard of the South, right? Or is it Harvard is the Duke of the North? I forget. They have good roundball though (Duke) - also good lacrosse, I have heard. Sports may be the only areas of sanity in these places.
Final comment: How come everyone preaching about the racial divide is white? If black Americans are incomprehensible, why are whites talking so much about them? Or this that a "white" question?
There are two possible answers.
Offer all Blacks their reality which is a claim to the entire watermelon crop of Mississippi.
Give all Blacks everything ever produced in this country to date, including intellectual property rights (laugh under breath) money,infrasructure and all three branches of government.
It is only fair.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition ..a group of retired judges, narcs, and other law enforcement types who are stating the obvious ... legalize drugs cause the War Against Drugs is a total failure.... Reason Mag article
These aren't cranks or wierdo's these guys know what they're talking about.
DRUG WAR IS A FOLLY