Apr 25, 2021 • 45M

Episode 61: The Literally Violent Inquisition Against Richard Dawkins And The Case Against Making Everything About Race All The Time

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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
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Richard Dawkins did an oppression with his tweets -- what should be done??? Also, new research suggests, shockingly, that making each and every issue about race 100% of the time might have some drawbacks. These issues and more, discussed thoroughly and vigorously.

Show notes/Links:

Jesse's Book "The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills": https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

Show notes/links:

Richard Dawkins is no longer 1996 Humanist of the Year: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/apr/20/richard-dawkins-loses-humanist-of-the-year-trans-comments 

If you talk about transracialism, you're gonna have a bad time: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/05/transracialism-article-controversy.html 

The Yalies' paper on racial messaging and progressive policies: https://osf.io/tdkf3/ 

Jesse's paid post on The Daily Beast's ridiculous coverage of the killing of Ma’khia Bryant: https://jessesingal.substack.com/p/the-daily-beasts-coverage-of-the 

Jesse's mad about this stuff on Twitter too: https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1386347467491454985 

Washington Post police shootings database: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/