When it comes to analysis of treatment disparities (when there should be equity between citizens under the law), there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned comparative analysis to make a point.

So we’ll start, as our essay teachers taught us, with a concise topic statement of the problem

Out here on the left, we love to complain about how the left eats itself. Here’s how it happens: Because of how both white supremacy and patriarchy survive by constantly centering themselves as the status quo, challenges to white supremacy and patriarchy are constantly met with resistance.

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Trump’s America:

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 $$$$$$$$ For SPAAAAAACE FARCE, War, and Tax Cuts for Billionaires, But Not For Health, Education, or the Welfare of the People

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On the Pay Gap

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#PayBlackWomen

And Yes , On the Racism (Or “I’m Glad We’re Having The Discussion But I Am Staggered By the Sheer Number of People Clinging To The Ol’ Wilful Obtuseness During The Anniversary Of #CharlottesvilleOnBothSides)

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Can’t believe we’re going to have to explain this one again, but we will: IF YOU VOTED FOR #TRE45ON, YOU WERE SUFFICIENTLY TOLERANT OF RACISM *NOT* TO VOTE AGAINST IT

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(date on this essay is November 2016 #CantBelieveWeAreExplainingThisAgain)

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Jamil Smith and Imani Gandhi Say It Again for the People In the Back With Their Fingers In Their Ears Going LALALALA (looking at you, Koch Brothers-funded NPR)

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I should not have to have a tag for White Nationalist Misogynist Terrorism if I’m writing an essay in the United States of America, but I do.

Citing Nancy MacLean Because She Got On Television (White Woman) Saying The *Exact Same Thing* I Wrote About Last Year (WOC)

The GOP Long Game

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The date on this essay ^^ is January 28, 2017.

The segment aired last week.

Citing Bill Maher Because If We Don’t Learn What We Need To This Time Around Some People Will Not Get What They’ve Earned (Equity) And Some People Will Get Exactly What They Deserve (Oppression & Persecution Because They Turned A Deliberate Blind Eye to History)

The Party of Putin

Shoutout to Sarah Kendzior, scholar on authoritarian states, now hosting *Gaslit Nation*

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And the thing is this: people of color – women of color – don’t cite “Things We Really Have Said Before About 12 Million Times” ad infinitum just because it’s a question of credit (though it *is also* a question of credit, as the Pay Gap discussion above illuminates). It’s also a question, if one lollygags around as a culture shrugging and mumbling “Oh, well, we’ll get around to a solution eventually” of running out of time if we don’t start to address a serious problem sooner as well as later. ProfSarahK has an additional thread highlighting just some of the consequences of that kind of avoidance:

Because It’s the Weekend, We’ll Finish With Some Solutions

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