"It’s been a big week for racism. Between Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling, it’s pretty obvious that the notion “racism is dead” in this country can be put to bed, at least for now. But there’s a silver lining to all this … I tweeted yesterday that this week was like The Purge but for racists, and I believe it.” READ THIS, IT’S GOOD.
This is why we can’t have nice things. Like racial equality. Or human decency. Or anything resembling civility. Story here.
Hey, racists, how does it feel to be schooled by this awesome 10-year-old Nat’l Anthem singer? IMPORTANT CONTEXT HERE.
We, as a society, need to stop cheapening the meaning of words and actions.
We need to stop saying we’ve been “raped” by people and situations that are nothing more than inconveniences. We need to stop charging 17-year-olds who take nude photos of themselves with possession of child porn. We need to stop calling everything racist or sexist or homophobic. Stop taking away importance from real, actual terms that describe real, actual crimes and insults. Cheapening this stuff does a disservice to real, actual problems.
Seen through that prism, is this year’s Volkswagen Super Bowl ad racist like some are claiming? Is a white guy from Minnesota with no worries and a Jamaican accent like “blackface with voices,” as New York Times columnist Charles Blow suggested on CNN? Take a look and decide.
There’s no room on this Delaware playground for Dora the Explorer.
The English version says to supervise your kids. The Spanish language version not only says that users need a permit to play there, but that violators may face police action if they fail to obtain one.
Danny Hafley is a total jokester. He’s definitely not racist. Would a racist erect a statue of President Barack Obama eating a watermelon all the way down by the road in front of his house in Kentucky, in a community where there are no black people? No, of course not! NOT RACIST.