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Ron Paul Is Lying

Libertarian Ron Paul is doing quite well in the 2012 Republican primaries; he has taken third place in Iowa and second place in New Hampshire. Perhaps the greatest controversy that Ron Paul has run into is a series of newsletters published under his name. These newsletters are written in a racist and hateful tone. Continue reading

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The Myth of a Multiracial American Utopia

The hope is that, as the number of multiracial Americans increases, there will eventually come a time when race does not matter. Everybody will eventually be multiracial, so nobody will think of race anymore. It is an admirable dream. Unfortunately, the dream of a multiracial society in which racism ceases to exist will probably remain just that – a dream. Continue reading

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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election, Part 3

This is part of three posts analyzing the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election, in which Republican Nikki Haley won a closer-than-expected victory over Democrat Vincent Sheheen. The main focus of these posts will be to explore whether a racial effect accounted for Ms. Haley’s unexpected poor performance. Continue reading

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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election, Part 2

This is part of three posts analyzing the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election, in which Republican Nikki Haley won a closer-than-expected victory over Democrat Vincent Sheheen. The main focus of these posts will be to explore whether a racial effect accounted for Ms. Haley’s unexpected poor performance. Continue reading

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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election, Part 1

This is part of three posts analyzing the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election, in which Republican Nikki Haley won a closer-than-expected victory over Democrat Vincent Sheheen. The main focus of these posts will be to explore whether a racial effect accounted for Ms. Haley’s unexpected poor performance. Continue reading

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Race and Modern-Day Political Advertising

In the world of campaign commercials, race seems to be invoked in an increasingly and worryingly explicit way. Let’s take a look at some old commercials and compare them to contemporary ones. Here, for instance, is the famous “Willie Horton” … Continue reading

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Analyzing The Last Airbender’s Casting Controversy

Summer is in full swing, which means that Hollywood has come out with the usual set of summer blockbusters. This year’s summer movies – from Inception to Despicable Me – have generally been good quality, well-done things. Indeed, the film … Continue reading

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