Juxtaposition of the Day
Steven L. Taylor
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Currently sitting atop Yahoo’s most popular stories:
I am not, by the way, suggesting that the two stories are linked, I just found the two together to be a eye-catching.
The top story is worth noting, sadly, because it is a reminder that deep racism still exists in some places in the US.
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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These Christians truly believe there will be “future requests by black couples to be married there”?
That they are split apart from reality is the most charitable thing I can say about them.
Race relations have declined somewhat since Obama was elected, and primarily because he is Black. That’s it, it’s that simple. The right wing became unhinged and did not accept Obama as legitimate – that’s what the Birther movement is all about. Also, the right wing is convinced that Obama has a plan to abrogate the Second Amendment and take away guns. This wouldn’t be happening if we had the typical white guy presidency.
Mississippi? Living proof that Lincoln should have let the South (or selectively, Mississippi) secede.
@al-Ameda: “Race relations have declined somewhat since Obama was elected, and primarily because he is Black. That’s it, it’s that simple.”
Really? How do you qualify that, much less quantify it.
Do you feel race relations have improved since Obama was inaugurated?
To assert that “Race relations have declined somewhat since Obama was elected…” is to assume that they were all that great to begin with.
Compared to What?
“deep racism still exists in some places in the US”
And those places vote Republican.
How members of the GOP can be cool with that is beyond me.
Well, given that the other Democratic option in ’08 was Hillary Clinton, perhaps the national discourse was doomed either way.
@Me Me Me: And all the tyrannical murdering dictators of modern history have been of the left leaning communist and socialist movements. How the democrats can be cool with that is beyond me. But then you are likely just to rationalize that fact and move on. Strange.