Author Archives: Naomi

Why is Trump doing catastrophically dopey TV interviews?

As I write this, I’m listening to MSNBC, on which there is an intelligent and passionate debate about science versus politics. A debate about why only experts, scientists, should be giving us advice and delineating the reality concerning the virus. … Continue reading

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Another racist I knew: “Phil.

Another man, another involvement, another pseudonym. “Phil.” Phil was not like John. He was upper middle class Jewish, grew up in an all-white New York borough. His college and graduate school education were not in big cities. Although he worked … Continue reading

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Racists I have known: “John”

Over the years, I’ve come to understand that every racist I’ve known has two marked characteristics. He/she is not deeply intelligent (dislike or hatred of an entire group of people is, almost by definition, irrational); and he/she is innately fearful. … Continue reading

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