The election of the first black president is the bookend to 9/11. What can you feel but joy? How can anyone with even slightly mainstream politics not share the joy? Conservatives feel it, non-Americans feel it. It is a special day. The occasion has unified us.
In a comment on the racial politics post, Mike Linksvayer writes: The percentage of marriages in the US that are black/white has increased by something like a factor of three since 1970. See http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18090277/ Interracial marriages are still a small fraction of the total, but growth shows no sign of abating. And indeed, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18090277/ is […]
It’s Martin Luther King’s birthday so I’ve been thinking about racial politics. For the past couple of years I have been exploring public domain music via archives of sheet music online, and this has turned into an extended dumpster dive into American history. I spend a lot of time with primary historical sources, and whenever […]