Tag Archives: identity

Satan’s Seed In John 8

What does it mean to be Satan’s seed?  Obviously, few people would want to be such, and most people at least think that they are righteous in their own eyes.  Even those who have sympathy for the devil want to … Continue reading

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It’s Okay To Be White

Earlier today I received a couple of stories that dealt with the case of a flyer that has been making its rounds on Western Connecticut State University that simply say “It’s Okay To Be White.”  Overly woke campus authorities and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Racisim Without Racists

Racism Without Racists:  Color-Blind Racism And The Persistence Of Racial Inequality In America, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva This book is one I had a lot to disagree with, but also a lot to respect as well.  Despite the fact that my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tell Me Who You Are

Tell Me Who You Are:  Sharing Our Stories Of Race, Culture & Identity, by Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi This book was a terrible one.  Yet it is the sort of terrible book that is instructive in discussing the authors’ … Continue reading

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Book Review: Working Toward Whiteness

Working Toward Whiteness:  How America’s Immigrants Became White:  The Strange Journey From Ellis Island To The Suburbs, by David R. Roediger This book is somewhat misleading in several ways, but all the same there is something worthwhile to discover and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation:  Twenty Writers On The Albums That Changed Their Lives, edited by Peter Terzian I have to admit that most of these essays were not very worthwhile to read, at least not in bulk, though there are certainly some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alias Shakespeare

Alias Shakespeare:  Solving The Greatest Literary Mystery Of All Time, by Joseph Sobran As someone who has modestly contributed to the state of research relating to Shakespeare and the Atlantic history of the Anglo-American middle class of the 17th century … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me Angel: A Case Study In Giving The Lie

One of the more fascinating aspects of antebellum Southern culture to me is the widespread phenomenon of “giving the lie.”  This particular expression refers to the exercise of one’s social power so that one affirms what is contrary to objective … Continue reading

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How The Irish And Italians Became White And How You Can Too

We live in an age where identity politics matter a great deal, and yet we are incredibly sloppy when it comes to thinking of the implications of our identity obsessions.  For example, as I write this my Twitter is telling … Continue reading

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The Fan As Ambassador

For a variety of reasons, I tend to think seriously about the issue of fandom [1], not least because it is an issue which I find to be greatly important in surprising ways in our lives.  To say that one … Continue reading

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