Tag Archives: Montana

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It’s Funny ‘Cause It’s Racist

We live in a postracial America. NOT! But alas, this is what a large number of white Americans believe. In fact, polls consistently show that blacks and Latinos see discrimination in their daily lives even as whites deny such discrimination. For instance, in the U.S. over 80% of blacks experience “day to day discrimination.” Meanwhile 56% of whites say there is “too much attention paid to racial issues” and whites were 235 times more likely to rate blacks as “lazy” than they were whites.

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Idaho Idiocy

Yesterday, in an act of consummate stupidity and scientific ignorance worthy of Republicans generally (see recent posts by my esteemed colleague, Laurie Fendrich), the state of Idaho initiated a wolf-hunting season, with Montana—not to be long outdone in the idiocy sweepstakes—set to follow suit on September 3. All this despite the undisputed finding by biologists that the wolf population in the northern Rockies still hasn’t recovered since the species was first reintroduced 16 years ago.

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