Race

Kory Jeshua with his daughter

This is the vision with which Americans of all races agree.

By Justin Katz | June 3, 2021 |

A video from (apparently) conservative TikTokker (or whatever they’re called) Kory Yeshua discussing Critical Race Theory alongside his daughter went viral when it made the jump to Twitter, and deservedly so.  Give it a couple minutes of your time:* One of the best videos opposing Critical Race Theory that you’ll ever see. 👏🏼🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/cXOfheV0kJ —…

Panelists for Legal Insurrections Unity Not Division event

A broad coalition opposes critical race theory in our schools.

By Justin Katz | May 31, 2021 |

William Jacobson has posted video on Legal Insurrection of an event his organization sponsored addressing the move toward “critical race theory” activism, particularly in our towns and in our schools.  Here’s the 38-minute highlight video; the original post has the full video.

Chase Gilroy mug shot

An arrest has been made in the Bristol “hate sticker” case.

By Justin Katz | May 29, 2021 |

By way of a follow up to my post questioning the news reports about “hate sticker” vandalism in Bristol, I note that an arrest has been made, and it looks like the person in the video from news reports was arrested after investigation.  The report does suggest that the videos showed the subjects placing the…

CBO chart on income and taxes

Sheldon Whitehouse’s Twitter posturing on taxes and income is doubly annoying.

By Justin Katz | May 27, 2021 |

Toes tin-ear Sheldon err in not seeing how it appears when somebody of his wealth and tincture talks like this, or does he correctly assess that his base just wants to hear the sweet, sweet sound of agreement? Rising inequality is a threat to the American way of life. We shouldn’t have a structure that…

Sermon on the Mount by Karoly Ferenczy

Yes, the Democrat establishment is gung-ho on the Great Replacement of the population.

By Justin Katz | May 26, 2021 |

Glenn Reynolds is right: The strategy of promoting a racial shift for political gain is “odious, and Democrats have been openly gloating about it for years.”  As Ann Althouse writes, noting the careful parsing of a New York Times article on the subject: The “Great Replacement” theory is referred to elsewhere in the article, here: “Contrary…

Race-baiting cartoon by Revenue for RI

A Disjointed, Dishonest Pitch to Raise RI’s Income Tax

By Monique Chartier | May 23, 2021 |

A special interest coalition advocates for “Revenue for Rhode Island” via a slick mailer with quite the set up and pitch.

An anti-Israel mob attacks Jews in NYC.

In Biden’s America, reaction to violence depends on identity.

By Justin Katz | May 22, 2021 |

If your social media feed is anything like mine, you’ve been seeing clips of pro-Palestine (or anti-Israel) protesters attacking Jews in multiple American cities.  Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby is exactly right when he responds to one of the videos as follows: If these Jews were being attacked by vicious white supremacist thugs, media interest…

Old map of RI

Today marks the 369th anniversary of RI’s first-in-the-colonies ban on slavery.

By Justin Katz | May 18, 2021 |

Ken Abrams provides the language of the law on What’s Up Newport: Whereas, it is a common course practiced amongst English men to buy negroes, to that end they have them for service or slave forever: let it be ordered, no blacke mankind or white being forced by covenant bond, or otherwise, to serve any man…

Chart of children in poverty by race and marriage

Childhood poverty is (almost) all about marriage.

By Justin Katz | May 12, 2021 |

Why do advocates downplay the true face of child poverty in Rhode Island and its most-obvious cause?

Panelists for Legal Insurrections Unity Not Division event

Barrington can be a start to a more-mature discussion about race.

By Justin Katz | May 7, 2021 |

Through his Legal Insurrection blog and the related foundation, Barrington resident and Cornell law professor William Jacobson has been hosting some excellent online panels, and he’s just announced one for May 23 at 8:00 p.m. that takes up the topic of addressing race in his hometown.  The compelling title of the presentation is, “Unity Not Division:…