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Dr. Park: Oh hi there! Come in, please. Here, put on this lab coat and protective eyewear. Welcome — to Unamusement Park’s Center for Research On Craziness Occasioned by Pointed Observations of a Racial Nature and Its Practical Uses and Benefits: the newly operational C.R.O.C.O.P.O.R.N.I.P.U.B., funded by your generous donations to the Carlyle Club and […]

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Previously on “Talking about race”: introduction, part 1, part 2. Let’s talk about race. With other people, that is. I mean, let’s talk about talking about race. No, not with other people! With me, talk to me. Let’s talk, with each other, about talking about race, with — oh, forget it. Let’s start again. Would […]

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Talking about race (part 2)

Previously on “Talking about race”: introduction, part 1. The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance. Thomas Paine Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered, and the courage with which he maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. Orison S. Marden Now […]

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Talking about race (part 1)

Previously on “Talking about race”: introduction. Tonight I am reminded of the wise words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great American essayist, poet, and champion of individualism (according to Wikipedia): I will not hide my tastes or aversions. … If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; […]

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Ladies and gentlemen, sluts and forest faeries: Good evening, and welcome to the first (and quite possibly last) surprise midnight vacation edition of that mildly popular ongoing thought crime, the “Unamusement Park,” brought to you tonight from the top of a pine tree growing in the exact center of a small, circular, heavily bear-infested island […]

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