Anonymous asked: "The major finding of our experiments is still shocking. When whites were presented with an argument against the death penalty or three strikes that emphasized the racial bias of the policy, they became more (not less) supportive of capital punishment and three strikes laws." — Jon Hurwitz & Mark Peffley, political scientists and authors of "Justice in America: The Separate Realities of Blacks and Whites". Just in case anyone was thinking that institutional racism happens on accident.
There are few things more bizarre than watching people advocate that another country be bombed even while acknowledging that it will achieve no good outcomes other than safeguarding the “credibility” of those doing the bombing. Relatedly, it’s hard to imagine a more potent sign of a weak, declining empire than having one’s national “credibility” depend upon periodically bombing other countries.