- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:23:473. But if New Republic is to be protected because it is trust & venerable institution, then its history via race & gender is worth exploring
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:29:066. Another example of missing the point is this Slate piece which reduces objections to TNR to Bell Curve: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2014/12/new_republic_staff_changes_what_the_debate_about_the_magazine_reveals_about.html …
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:47:2614. Here's the think I noticed even as a teenage reader of TNR: it had far less non-white and female voices than even the conservative mags
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:56:4720. This push against inclusiveness & attendant hiring practices explains core problem of TNR on racism: its indifference to black voices
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:58:5522. Here's a summary by Jeffrey Hart (National Review editor & Mussolini fan) of that TNR article: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=266&dat=19861120&id=-gUxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=guAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3698,2809029 …
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Sat, Dec 06 2014 05:03:0025.RT @tanehisicoates It was never, "Shit, that could be my son. Or shit, maybe the guy calls the police and my best friend's kid gets shot"
Reckoning with The New Republic's Racial History
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