Since Bob Goodwin decided to take the conservative tack on Post Racial White Flight, I thought I should start the links off with the attack on affirmative action from within the Democratic party. It is not just Republicans who are looking to roll back the civil rights agenda.
The next three links are of this ilk. Is it a coincidence that these issues have come into focus during Obama’s tenure as President?
My take: when the chips are down, people look for someone or something to blame. For a good example of how xenophobia increases during economic hardship, see my post Mexican Repatriation: The Great Depression and Immigration Policy.
Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege Jim Webb (D-VA), WSJ
Why We Need A Third Party In 2012 The Burning Platform (Hat tip Richard Smith)
Tea Party Express leader Mark Williams kicked out over ‘Colored People’ letter NY Daily News (Hat tip Richard Smith)
Docs for Sale: The FDA Advisory Panel on Avandia Hooked: Ethics, Medicine, and Pharma (Hat tip Francois)
Too Bad Not to Fail: an article by William J. Quirk The American Scholar (Hat tip Patrick)
La crise de la dette souveraine fait une pause… avant de rebondir ailleurs? Coulisses de Bruxelles, UE (Hat tip Bob)
‘World’s oldest champagne’ found on Baltic seabed BBC News (Yves Smith watch – she is in this region right now! Thanks, Bob)
Evil weed in Baltic Sea puts marine life at risk The Independent (Hat tip Bob)
Who Ultimately Pays the Corporate Income Tax? Uwe Reinhardt, Economix (Hat tip Mark Thoma)
España aplica en su examen el mayor ajuste inmobiliario ELPAÍS.com (Hat tip Diego)
The u.s. middle class is being wiped out here’s the stats to prove it Tech Ticker (Hat Tip craazyman)
Chinese Central Bank Outlines Plan To Ditch The Dollar As The Yuan’s Peg Business Insider (Hat tip Bates)
Floyd Landis: ‘I saw Lance Armstrong using drugs’ ESPN (Can Landis be believed?)
Does Language Influence Culture? WSJ (Great piece, a must-read)
The Recalculation Story: A Summary Arnold Kling
There’s a Battle Outside and It Is Still Ragin’ Frank Rich, NYTimes
Time for New Thinking on Stimulus Bruce Bartlett
Shirley Sherrod, Thrown to the Wolves Bob Herbert (Hat tip Down South)
Anomalous Capacity Shrinkage Tim Duy (on why these post 1990 recessions are different; the reason is outsourcing)
Antidote du Jour: Bear and Bike (thanks, Desmond)