Lukewarm activism by white women, what’s new?

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Lana Del Rey is at it again.

This summer she was met with severe backlash to an Instagram rant in which she claimed she, a white woman, had been unfairly criticized in the music industry for how she claimed her femininity. In one of the most cognitively dissonant statements of the year, Lana claimed that “there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me.”

Because almost all the women she was comparing herself to in the rant — whose record breaking places on the charts served as the impetus for her misguided manifesto…

The American justice system has never been about right and wrong — it’s about white supremacy

Trump after his first acquittal

Here’s the thing about the American justice system: It’s startlingly predictable.

Not because it’s good and fair and always right, but because the opposite is true. In America, American interests prevail over anything else. And since this country is steeped in racism, sexism, classism, and capitalism, why are people so surprised that Donald J Trump was acquitted in his second impeachment trial? Isn’t that America doing what America does?

It is. So white liberals are the only ones who are surprised. After the rigmarole of a second impeachment trial, the days of press coverage hinting that some GOP representatives might…


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