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If you missed the holiday cooking of outdated white aggression last week, check out part I here. Now we’re back for the second and final installment with, as I promised last week, Christmas Candle Salad. And, man, is it a doozy. Again, this new holiday horror comes to you from the talented scribes behind vintagerecipecards.com,...
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Being married to a Black woman and working in an office almost exclusively made up of Black women gives me a unique opportunity. This holiday season, I’m giving the wonderful women of my life a taste of “true America.” I’m not talking about any of this melty-potty, mishmash of gastronomic what-the-hell from every heathen corner...
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Mississippi is fostering a queasy reputation for corruption, and gaping holes in its oversight and sunshine laws are making that reputation deserved. The steady crank of court filings in the state’s expanding Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) money racketeering and bribery scam is uncovering new revelations every week. At the heart of the suspected...
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"They came back and, without the knowledge of most of the legislature, they changed the bill to take half of that funding away from children in foster care and give it to children in private schools.”
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People often say children aren’t born knowing how to hate; adults teach them. There’s even a Nelson Mandela quote from his book, “Long Walk to Freedom,” where he drones on—no disparage intended—about no one being born hating another person. “People,” he writes, “must learn to hate. And if they can learn to hate, they can...
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In response to “The Complicated Genius of Taylor Swift’s Newfound Rage” … bullshit. Or what’s so complicated about white feminism, privilege and appropriation? Christopher Columbus in a formal gown. This is not to say that Swift has appropriated the cultural identifiers of other subcultures … (all the time), but contrary to the position of Diane Pecknold, the...
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