The Ghetto Is Public Policy - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic

Hard Work or Hardly Working? How White People Got So Rich

Frederick Douglass Attends First Union Alumni Association of Howard University and Toasts “Self-Made Men” - Ghosts of DC

Were Paul Ryan intellectually honest, he would re-frame his talking points and faux-concern about the black, “inner city” poor, to include white poverty. I wonder, how would Republican voters respond if Paul Ryan told them that they were poor and unemployed because of their laziness and bad culture?

Race is a social construct. Its boundaries change according to the social and political questions of a given moment. Race is a fiction; race is also real in terms of how it bounds and influences a person’s life chances by virtue of how society locates them both within and relative to a given group.

Those who are considered “white” in the 21st century may not have been part of that racial group during an earlier part of American history. Jews, Slavs, Poles, Armenians, as well as Eastern and Southern Europeans more generally, were not considered “real” white people by the consensus scientific authority of the 19th and early to mid 20th centuries.

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"So…it’s Contintental then?"

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