Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Retreat to Identity

As John McWhorter wrote in Time magazine, by the time the grand jury handed down its non-indictment the original narrative about Ferguson could only survive with “a degree of elision” and “adjustment.” Which meant, predictably, that the potential for consensus receded, and how people felt about the story became primarily a matter of identification instead.


Anonymous said...

If Ferguson showed the rest of America anything, it would be the worst side of racial politics and the behavior of at least one bad segment of the black "community"! While the call decades ago was "Judge me on the content of my character" the result was that many did not live up to that and now they are being judged by the "color of their skin"!! The majority of blacks must step forward to cure the violence problems that only their "community" can solve.

Anonymous said...

Buy some ammo. When you think you have enough ammo, go and buy some more. I would have it and not need it than to need it and not have enough.