Sailer in Taki's: "A Tay–Bey Melee"
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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

A Tay–Bey Melee

by Steve Sailer

November 29, 2017

The celebrity battles of the 21st century tend to be fought most fanatically by foot-soldier fans who assume that they will in some way benefit from their idol’s triumph.

There’s a lot of magical thinking these days about how the good fortune of some individual celeb will somehow benefit the mass of her co-ethnics. For example, in The New York Times on Tuesday:

Can Meghan Markle Save the Monarchy?


I’m a black British woman who never cared about the royal family—until now.

Read the whole thing there.

Here’s a headline in today’s Los Angeles Times:

Grammys shut out white men in album of the year category for the first time

 Mikael Wood

Pop Music Critic

From Frank Sinatra in the 1960s to Paul Simon in the 1970s to U2 in the 1980s, ’90s and early 2000s, one set of musicians has long had reason to feel secure in its privileged position at the Grammy Awards.

Well, roll over, white guys, and tell Beethoven the news.

For the first time in the ceremony’s six-decade history, a woman and people of color have squeezed the Recording Academy’s go-to demographic from among the principal artists in contention for album of the year, the flagship category in nominations announced Tuesday for the 60th Grammys….

It’s about time.

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