#JackRyan: an ex-Marine with a PhD in history, an economist, a stockbroker who made millions thru his investments, and a CIA analyst.

OK. Suspend our disbelief + allow that he’s done all this by his late 30s. But suspend it as to believe he’s a white dude and not Jamaican? 🤔
Also Jack Ryan is very much A White Man With The Answers.™️

His hunches are never wrong. Every ep he hits someone with a #wellactually. Ppl tell him he’s just too *good.* Abbie Cornish is flustered by him.

Lol. It’s like Amazon gave a random Redditor some $ for a screenplay.
🇺🇸🇺🇸JACK RYAN! Avatar for the argument that American military hegemony is a necessary good! FUCK YEAH! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

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Oct 9, 2018
re: that last RT...

winding back the clock a bit: race has always been central to how movement conservatism and its institutional organs have been organized.
People point to the SCOTUS decision in Roe v. Wade as the catalyzing event of the modern evangelical movement, but as the historian Randall Balmer writes, its genesis is actually two decades earlier, in the white backlash to Brown v. Board.

The modern Religious Right sprouted directly from the political organizing around whites-only Christian academies that popped up in the South as a way to resist court-ordered desegregation.
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Oct 5, 2018
Wow. Van Dyke guilty on 2nd-degree murder. More verdicts coming.
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Oct 3, 2018
With all due respect to the point this person is making...you don’t have to really contort your brain too much to think of all the many places and ways it’s not safe for certain kinds of young men to walk alone at night.
what presumptions of innocence were happening here? nytimes.com/2010/07/12/nyr…
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i said this backwards: the notion that racism (and specifically antiblack racism) is a central part of American life is a feature of Black conservatism — and that notion is pretty incompatible with white conservatism.
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A few things jump out in these "first time i was called 'nigger'" responses:

~ the # of times this involved random white dudes in trucks driving by + shouting it

~most respondents were school-aged

~ being the "The Only One" in class/on a team/whatever when it happened
re: these, my first time being called it was at a church function, by some white boy from "the pocket." if you're from South Philly, you know where that is.
my "truckload of white boys" incident came a few years later — again, in the pocket, which i had to cross to get back from the basketball courts at Taney Playground: "GO HOME, COTTONPICKER!"
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