Episode 54 – Ukraine is Texas

Embed from Getty Images

Find out why Texas draws a good comparison to Ukraine. You haven’t given enough thought to how complex the pencil is. Check out this excellent essay by Leonard E. Reed. I dive into the history of Ukraine and Russia. Part of my information comes from this Financial Times article.

I also discuss two definitions of “racism” put forward by The Anti-Defamation League. They are:

Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined by his or her inborn biological characteristics. Racial separatism is the belief, most of the time based on racism, that different races should remain segregated and apart from one another.


Racism is the marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.