Posts Tagged ‘Bill O’Reilly’

Being Called a Liar by Bill O’Reilly is Like Being Called Wet by Rain: White Denial and Racism at the Missouri Town Hall Meeting

Apparently it doesn’t take much to get under the skin of conservative talk show hosts. First, there was Rush Limbaugh, attacking me for my comments earlier this week on CNN. He called me a liar for claiming that he had said President Obama hated white people, and he was even more inflamed by my suggestion […]

Harpooning the Great White Wail: Reflections on Racism, the Supreme Court and Right-Wing Buffoonery

For a group that regularly decries what they view as “minority” whining, and the politics of victimization, white conservatives are demonstrating a penchant for the unhinged histrionics of victimhood, virtually unparalleled in modern times. Facing a nation led by a black man, with a black wife and black children, sullying the hallowed halls of a […]

This is Your Nation on White Privilege

For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help. White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a […]

Assimilation Blues: Immigration and the Dysfunctions of the Dominant Culture

When it gets down to it, most opposition to immigration has nothing to do with the legality or illegality of those entering the United States. After all, if obeying the law were the real issue, there would be a simple way to satisfy those who claim they only want to make sure immigration is done […]

Reflections on Empire and Uppity Indians

Published on Counterpunch,, 2/9/05 I should have known better than to listen in to the conversation immediately to my left, sitting as I was in the Northwest Airlines World Club, in Detroit. Unlike most of the folks who have paid their $450 for an annual membership — which entitles one to little more than […]

Sniping Common Sense: Racial Profiling, Religious Bigotry and the DC Shootings

A lot of folks are probably thanking Allah for a simple name change right about now. After all, if John Williams hadn’t decided to become John Muhammad, those right-wing pundits who have been proclaiming a likely Muslim terrorist link with the recent sniper shootings would have sure looked stupid. In truth of course they still […]