At slate, Matthew Yglesias called the gesture simply “absurd.”
It is partly, as slate noted, a question of voting power, as whites are more entrenched and vote in greater numbers.
Amanda Hess at slate criticized attempts at comparing Solo and Rice and the responses of their two different sports leagues.
slate called Common as Air “thoroughly stimulating” and the actress Anna Deavere Smith calls it “essential reading.”
As Matt Yglesias at slate points out, this is more of a political gambit than thought out policy.
She would have honoured this man for his splendid pertinacity, and have wiped all else from the slate.
They stood at the desk, teacher and scholar, Howard bending over his slate.
It represents a girl in a country school arraigned for drawing pictures on a slate.
The Ma was at least half the size of the slate, while Heman was microscopic; but, alas!
The effect was first observed on a slate roof; since which the slates have been placed beneath the fruit on walls.
mid-14c., from Old French esclate, fem. of esclat "split piece, splinter" (Modern French éclat; see slat), so called because the rock splits easily into thin plates. As an adjective, 1510s. As a color, first recorded 1813. Sense of "a writing tablet" (made of slate), first recorded late 14c., led to that of "list of preliminary candidates prepared by party managers," first recorded 1842, from notion of being easily altered or erased. Clean slate (1856) is an image from customer accounts chalked up in a tavern.
1520s, "to cover with slates" (earlier sclatten, late 15c.), from slate (n.). Meaning "propose, schedule" is from 1883; earlier "to nominate" (1804); the notion is of writing on a slate board. Related: Slated; slating.