White History Month?

It’s Black history month, a time of year we hear from Angry White People about the need to have their own month. Aside from the folly of seeing these racial history months as a zero-sum game, this white grievance has reached a fever pitch since the rise of...

Springtime for Hate Groups

You may have suspected this already, but the Southern Poverty Law Center has confirmed it: 2016 was a banner year for hate groups in the U.S. According to the annual SPLC report, the number of hate groups rose to 917 in 2016, up from 892 in 2015. The report shows...

White people and misplaced nostalgia

This article from the Washington Post is another in a long and continuing line of How Did This Happen analyses of the presidential election. This one uses the theory that nostalgia for White Christian America – presumably in the 1950s, whether or not they...

Wither the White Working Class

Here’s another in a series of articles exploring What the Heck Happened on November 8, particularly where it involves that vaunted White Working Class voter. According to The Atlantic article, Clinton didn’t lose their votes because she didn’t...

The White Male Resentment Election

Wait. Keep reading. We know that elections have a lot of moving pieces and there are many ways to explain a “loss”: we put that in quotes because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, possibly by more than two million when all from California are counted....

The shrinking world of white men

Make America great again? Has the candidate with that slogan ever asked what was the last year America was great? We haven’t heard it. But for his supporters, that year might have been the last time they had an unquestioned dominance in the body politic and in...