Talking About Talking About Race
There were two pieces published on the internet last week on the subject of race that I think are worth revisiting. One of them pointed out some very important problems about the way we talk about race and sparked a number of productive conversations for me over the weekend; the other was so pernicious and facile as to prove fundamentally destructive to our ability to have a meaningful discussion about race.
The twist is that they were both the same piece: Lindy West’s “hipster racism” scold on Jezebel.
One of the best things I’ve read so far re: that post. Read it all, it’s worth it.