Michael Jackson’s Mirror. – Ta-Nehisi Coates

Michael Jackson’s Mirror. – Ta-Nehisi Coates: “I think, despite the jokes and the sarcasm, we all knew what the plastic surgery was about. There was the stuff that MJ did that we joked about because it was weird, and there was the stuff he did that we joked about because it made us uncomfortable, because …

Newscoma » Racist And Ridiculous

Newscoma » Blog Archive » Racist And Ridiculous: “Christian Grantham talks to Ms. Goforth, who admits she sent the email. When I asked her if she understood the controversial nature of the photo, Goforth would only say she felt very bad about accidentally sending it to the wrong list. When I gave her a second …

Team Comparison

Why Do Black Immigrants Do Better Than Native Blacks? – Ta-Nehisi Coates: “This argument pops up from time to time, but it’s been coming up a lot lately. It always seemed to me that the question answers itself–an immigrant is someone who’s specifically come to this country to capitalize and exploit opportunity. Comparing any immigrant …

Road to the Riches

Highway robbery? Texas police seize black motorists’ cash, cars — chicagotribune.com: “TENAHA, Texas— You can drive into this dusty fleck of a town near the Texas-Louisiana border if you’re African-American, but you might not be able to drive out of it—at least not with your car, your cash, your jewelry or other valuables. That’s because …

Playing the Fool

White House Watermelon Email From California Mayor Dean Grose Inspires Outrage: “The mayor of Los Alamitos is coming under fire for an e-mail he sent out that depicts the White House lawn planted with watermelons, under the title ‘No Easter egg hunt this year.’… Grose confirmed to the AP that he sent the e-mail to …

The Bottom of the Cage

Chimp-Stimulus Cartoon Raises Racism Concerns – City Room Blog – NYTimes.com: (Via NY Times – City Room Blog.) I’d say the Post belongs at the bottom of a bird cage, but that would mean you’d have to buy it first.