I’ll be honest. I thought it was going to be a boring-ass week—until Taylor Swift “surprise”-dropped her new single from her next album, “Reputation,” this past Friday. And, you know, everyone acted as expected, mostly.
Presented without comment, except to say that Desmond Cole writes spot on stuff, IMO.
Update as of 10/14: Via ESPN.com: Justice Ginsburg has issued an apology for her remarks in regards to Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the National Anthem. “[M]y comments were inappropriately dismissive and harsh. I should have declined to respond,” Ginsburg said, adding that she was not completely aware of what or…
Help me, Salad Bowl & GT, to calm the fuck down and to come up with non-murderous replies to some really atrocious shit. TW: Extreme racism and eugenics.
So... old Papa Tim has apparently apologized for the above rant. Not for the actual outburst mind you, or the offensive things he said, but for the tone he used. Because that's way more problematic than the fact that he just flexed his white privilege muscles all over his black audience. But okay.
Details are pretty thin for me right now, but I thought I should at least mention this: Tim Wise has apparently had a minor meltdown on his facebook page.
I'm mixed race. I grew up in the northeast (I always say it was WASPy, but that's not true as almost everyone I knew was Catholic. So WASCy. Ha.) and it's homogeneous there. There is so little diversity in northern New England, and as a result, I grew up with white privilege. My father was born in the south…