Via Andrew Sullivan, I see that a number of papers are either opting not to run Aaron McGruder's "Boondocks" strip this week or are running bowdlerized versions. The strip features a parody of The Apprentice in which candidates compete for a job with Russell Simmons called Can a N***a Get a Job? If your paper's one of them, you can always read it online. Since McGruder is himself satirizing not only reality shows but black-targeted entertainment he considers demeaning, the papers' squeamishness seems a little tone-deaf… like refusing to publish A Modest Proposal out of fear of offending the Irish.
Minneapolis Tells Residents With Riot-Wrecked Buildings They Can't Clean Up Until They've Paid Their 2020 Property Taxes in Full
After failing at the one thing people think they need from government, Minneapolis is getting tough on making damaged citizens pay up.
Harris' origins allow her to properly claim Asian or Black/African American legal status, and she has chosen the latter.
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National Nuclear Lab's Employees Sent to Seminar That Claimed 'Rugged Individualism' and 'Hard Work' Are 'White Male Culture'
The seminar for Sandia Labs executives also involved writing apology letters to marginalized people.