Category Archives: race

“America’s lucrative new weed industry should compensate the black victims of the country’s war on drugs”


Short op-ed here.

“Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago”

Screenshot 2017-08-26 08.48.50Front-page story from yesterday’s New York Times here.

And a quick response from the National Review here.


Dylann Roof and the Death Penalty

roof_filtered_ap_16316816450111Brief discussion here.

Race and Gerrymandering

Story here.

What’s Wrong With Facebook’s “Ethnic Affinity” Targeted Advertising?

464960112-founder-and-ceo-of-facebook-mark-zuckerberg-he-walks-jpg-crop-promo-xlarge2Story here.

UN Panel Says US Owes Slave Reparations


Story here.
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What’s Wrong with Selecting for Maleness or White Skin?

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What’s Wrong? is grateful to Rivka Weinberg (Scripps College) for the following original contribution.

What’s Wrong with Selecting for Maleness or White Skin?

Prenatal genetic diagnosis and implantation makes it possible to screen embryos for specific genes or traits and then implant only the embryos with the desired genes or traits.  This process has been used to select for gender, for bone marrow compatible with a sick sibling in need of a bone marrow transplant, and to select non-deaf or deaf embryos.  Eventually, it might be possible to select for specific traits such as blue eyes or athleticism.  Is anything wrong with any uses of PGD?  And, if so, what’s wrong?
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What’s Wrong With ‘All Lives Matter’?

All-lives-matterAn interview with Judith Butler from last year, but no less timely today.  Here.

What’s Wrong With a Law School Professor Wearing a “Black Lives Matter” Shirt To Class?

A professor responds to student complaints about this here.
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Should Police Departments Be More Like Fire Departments?


Short piece from last summer, but just as timely today.