We’ve Been Busy

Sorry for the interruption in posts here about racism, but the blog admins have been busy with other pressing demands. Joe’s away writing a new book, Jessie has been writing and administering several new grants, as well as teaching.


Alas, there’s been NO* shortage of news about racism, so posts here will continue.  Thanks for stopping by and for your patience. 😉



*Thanks David J. Leonard for catching the typo.

Blog Admin: Comments and Trolls

Our goal here at Racism Review is to inform, engage, educate, and whenever possible, create an atmosphere for lively discussion in the comments section. However, given the anonymity of the Internet (among many other factors, including the competing pulls on the blog admins’ time) this is often difficult to do.

Therefore, in an attempt to keep down the volume of traffic from trolls and to increase the quality of discussion in comments, we’ve recently adjusted the settings on the blog so that people cannot comment on posts that are older than seven (7) days.

As you may have noticed, we’ve also recently turned comments “off” on some posts. There are times when the blog admins are weary of deleting troll-comments and so, simply turn the comments off.

And, if you’ve suddenly found yourself blocked from posting comments to the site, it’s because you’ve been deemed a troll by the blog admins. A troll is someone who posts comments that do not add value to the discussion but rather only serve to feed the troll’s ego and they are not welcome here.

Everyone who has something intelligent, constructive, relevant, on-topic, and timely, to add to the discussion is welcome and invited to post a comment.

Blog Admin: Email subscription activated, Comments in WordPress

Thanks for your patience as we work out the kinks on the site re-design this week.  Just a few brief blog admin updates:

  • The email subscription is activated and operational.  So, if you prefer to get notification of updates to RacismReview via email we – at long last – have this capability.  It’s the big space to the right there, where it says “Subscribe Now.”  Just type in your email address, then follow the steps to activate the subscription.
  • After a brief attempt to use Disqus, we’re back to managing comments through WordPress.  This means that everyone will have to register (or re-register) with the site here.
  • There are also detailed instructions HERE for those who may be new to blog registration or commenting on blogs.
  • If you’re ready to register, you can skip the detailed instructions and go directly to registration.

And now, we return you to the regularly scheduled, insightful, engaging analysis of race, racism, politics, society and culture.