Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices They Faced: Da 5 Bloods | Time

“Robert McNamara’s Project 100,000, implemented in 1966, pulled hundreds of thousands of poor men into the war—40% of them African American. By the following year, Black soldiers made up 16.3% of those drafted and 23% of Vietnam combat troops, despite accounting for only roughly 11% of the civilian population.” – Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices… Continue reading Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices They Faced: Da 5 Bloods | Time

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Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices They Faced: Da 5 Bloods | Time

“Robert McNamara’s Project 100,000, implemented in 1966, pulled hundreds of thousands of poor men into the war—40% of them African American. By the following year, Black soldiers made up 16.3% of those drafted and 23% of Vietnam combat troops, despite accounting for only roughly 11% of the civilian population.” – Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices… Continue reading Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices They Faced: Da 5 Bloods | Time

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In the balance – Enlightenment liberalism is losing ground in the debate about race – The Economist

Where does this leave liberalism? “Cynical Theories”, a forthcoming book by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay, two writers, argues that the two systems of thought are incompatible. One reason is that the constellation of postmodern thinking dealing with race, gender, sexuality and disability, which they call “Theory”, disempowers the individual in favour of group identities,… Continue reading In the balance – Enlightenment liberalism is losing ground in the debate about race – The Economist

The Collapse of Racial Liberalism – Nils Gilman

While a politics of ethno-racial identity have roared into the mainstream of both the Democratic and Republican parties, this parallelism by no means entails moral equivalence. For one side the goal is to complete the march through the institutions in order to end the four-centuries-long legacy of white supremacy. For the other it is about… Continue reading The Collapse of Racial Liberalism – Nils Gilman

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Newark has citizen clergy: “residents who agree to take classes on public safety and conflict prevention, who are then called in to assist in volatile situations. They helped to ensure that the city’s protests against racism and police brutality remained peaceful” https://www.economist.com/by-invitation/2020/07/06/ras-baraka-on-reforms-to-bring-communities-and-police-closer-together

Connection between lukewarm Christianity and Brexit

A poll that asked UK residents if they subscribe to the following found a correlation between this statement and an opinion to remain in the EU: Christians with a strong belief in the unique power of Jesus Christ to redeem humanity from the consequences of sin. The connection between Brexit and lukewarm Christianity.

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