Archive for June, 2005

Discover the Nutwork: David Horowitz and the Politics of Ad Hominem Distortion

Published on Counterpunch, www.counterpunch.org, 6/15/05 During my days as a college activist, organizing against U.S. and corporate support for apartheid, I can recall the way in which many students, despite agreeing with the goal of our coalition (namely, divestment from firms that were complicit with the racist government in South Africa), refused to sign any [...]

Excuses, Excuses: How the Right Rationalizes Racial Inequality (Part III: Housing)

Published in the Black Commentator, 6/2/05, Issue 140 According to government estimates, between two and three million cases of housing discrimination take place each year, victimizing persons of color who seek to either purchase or rent a place to live (1). This discrimination takes several different forms, some of which are blatant, and others of [...]