Jay Silverman

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

This is a long, but good, read.

How America Fractured Into Four Parts

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Interview With Professor Adolph Reed

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

You don't say.

The “You Can Only Write Characters Who Are Exactly You” Idea Is Not Workable

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

The best person.

Nelson Mandela: the freedom fighter who embraced his enemies

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Yes we do.

We need Nelson Mandela's example more than ever today. How the South African leader's radical empathy can help the US today

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Paddington | The Kindness of Paddington | BearKind

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Humans Have Deep-Seated, Deranged Impulses Toward Punitive Behavior That Civilization Needs To Keep In Check

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Anti-Racism is an Inter-White Struggle

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Martin Luther King called for radical redistribution of material resources

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

A Materialist Alternative to "Antiracism"

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Good stuff.

Accountability is a Prerequisite of Respect

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

It's not really surprising that people who believe insane stuff would choose to believe other insane stuff.

California’s yoga, wellness and spirituality community has a QAnon problem

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

It was disappointing when the ACLU became just like every other progressive organization. Someone needs to be annoying and hold our feet to the fire! The ACLU was good at this. I hope they can be good at it again, someday.

Once a Bastion of Free Speech, the A.C.L.U. Faces an Identity Crisis

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

"In short, this is a conservative worldview. It is anathema to any attempts toward addressing racial inequality as it actually exists. It’s self-serving. It’s dishonest. And it’s conservative."

No one actually believes that identity trumps ideology

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Things really are this bad

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Again, it's a good idea to read Freddie.

People of Color Have Agency

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

The time that Alex Trebek hosted the Starcade pilot is less weird than the time that Alex Trebek hosted the Malcolm pilot. But only barely.

Starcade Memories- Pilot Episode With The Late Great Alex Trebek

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Again, not wrong.

The Age of Kayfabe

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

It is long past time that these men got their due.

Justice for the Negro Leagues Will Mean More Than Just Stats

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Without exaggeration: this is probably the best essay that I've read in a really long time, and one that captures the discomfort I feel with a lot of the nutty stuff on social media that is done in the name of the political causes that I've always supported. One or two sentences that I don't agree with, but everything else is perfect and I wish everyone would read and internalize this one.

Some Principles & Observations About Social Justice Politics

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Jay Silverman

73 days ago

Freddie is usually right. And yet again.

Trauma Memes Are Dangerous

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Jay Silverman

198 days ago

This is just delightful and crazy and wonderful. Wish I had seen it as a teenager.

Nobody is Normal, a stop-motion animation for the U.K.’s Childline

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Jay Silverman

198 days ago

Hard to feel optimistic about this one.

Trump’s GOP has an ugly authoritarian core. A new poll exposes it.

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Jay Silverman

198 days ago

Chloé Valdary is a very wise woman, and one worth listening to.

How to use love to repair social inequality

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Jay Silverman

294 days ago

Cookie Monster Mural Puzzles Artist and Enrages Property Owner

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Jay Silverman

294 days ago

All Shook Up: The Politics of Cultural Appropriation

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Jay Silverman

294 days ago

You never know who you're helping. Alex Trebek helped a whole bunch of people.

Immigrant Families Who Learned English From Alex Trebek Share Stories in His Memory

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Jay Silverman

294 days ago

This is probably the best article I read in all of 2020, and surely the one that offers the most compassionate and progressive way forward for humanity.

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Jay Silverman

294 days ago

As progressives, we should be willing to point out that our stuff works out pretty well. More optimism! Less pessimism!

Why Progressives Downplay Progress

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Jay Silverman

294 days ago

We need to do this, or else we will lose elections.

Trump’s gains with Hispanic voters should prompt some progressive rethinking

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Jay Silverman

381 days ago

This is what I have been trying to tell my parents for the last 30 years now!

Evolution Made Really Smart People Long to Be Loners

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Jay Silverman

381 days ago

Loved this show as a kid.

Today's Special - Nick Knacks Episode #029

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Jay Silverman

381 days ago

Brilliant in every way.

Most of Scottish Wikipedia Written By American in Mangled English

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Jay Silverman

381 days ago

Listen to Matt.

Identitarian Deference Continues to Roil Liberalism

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Jay Silverman

452 days ago

Freddie always drops truth bombs. Nothing but appreciation for this guy.

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Jay Silverman

452 days ago

Wilmer Flores will always be a true Met.

How Wilmer's tears changed baseball history

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Jay Silverman

535 days ago

This is withering, but excellent.

We Are Living in a Failed State

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Jay Silverman

564 days ago

This is piercing in its logic.

What does identitarian deference require?

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Jay Silverman

660 days ago

We owe a lot to each other.

Michael Schur on Peter Singer’s Moral Challenge to the Rest of Us

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Jay Silverman

660 days ago

Kat Rosenfield is a very thoughtful person.

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Jay Silverman

660 days ago

Yup.

Believing Without Evidence Is Always Morally Wrong

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Jay Silverman

660 days ago

Mine too. Mine too.

How Sesame Street changed television and my life

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Jay Silverman

660 days ago

One of the best pieces I read in 2019, without any question.

My Friend Mister Rogers

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Jay Silverman

660 days ago

This. This this this this this.

The Real Problem With Cancel Culture

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Jay Silverman

660 days ago

A thoughtful riposte, this.

How to Be an Anti-Intellectual

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Jay Silverman

660 days ago

To Tell Someone They’re Wrong, First Tell Them They’re Right

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Jay Silverman

660 days ago

A classic piece on capital-o Online liberalism.

Exiting the Vampire Castle

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Jay Silverman

753 days ago

"Anyone who tells you to hate swaths of people has their own agenda. Find out for yourself. Make your own courage."

Portlandization: It Can Happen to a Place Near You

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Jay Silverman

753 days ago

This Martha Nussbaum takedown of Judith Butler remains a brilliant and essential piece of writing and thought.

Nussbaum, "The Professor of Parody"

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Jay Silverman

753 days ago

This is very, very good.

The French Origins of “You Will Not Replace Us”

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