America 101: The Cabinet

All the big-name news sources are talking back-and-forth this week about Trump's cabinet picks as he prepares to take office in a little more than ten days. In what has become typical Trump fashion, he has done completely away with the customary practices of all his Presidential predecessors and waited until the absolute last minute … Continue reading America 101: The Cabinet

Daily Prompt: Cling

via Daily Prompt: Cling So my favorite Internet provocateur, Jill Is Black, has this really smart video about "the revolution" in which she skewers those black people that imagine themselves in be in the cultural vanguard for using respectability politics--which are really just a set of behavioral expectations black people have compiled based on how … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Cling

America 101: Democracy

  I'm starting my first special series of posts on this blog--dedicated to the inauguration of Donald Trump (what a surreal phrase to have to type)--with the supposed foundational concept of our government, and that it is a democracy. Isn't that the primary civics lesson we all receive in grade school? That America is the … Continue reading America 101: Democracy