While obviously slaves picked cotton, the phrase “cotton-picking mind” doesn’t actually have racial (much less racist) origins, but rather derives from the difficulty of gathering the crop. https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/cotton-picking.html Is it better to avoid the term since people might misconstrue its… Read more
He’s not going to be whitewashed out of history, he just won’t be awarded.
.... It’s like the guy who helped to invent fertilizer, the key ingredient being ammonia; he’s been honored, and received a noble prize for his work. Read more
So you’re saying he’s a method actor?
I vividly remember seeing the chair video. I suppose I may be imagining things, but if we are all imagining it precisely the same way, the more likely explanation is that it actually happened. Read more
As if there aren’t novels, songs, speeches, books and essays about it. As if—all along—what this country has been waiting for is for some white dudes from Hollywood to make it clear to the country that slavery was fucked up by putting it on cable TV. Now they’ll understand. Read more
For what it’s worth, the rumor on Michigan boards is that he entered into a plea agreement resolving the case, which is why he was allowed back on the team. The plea deal hasn’t been officially entered into the court record yet which is why it’s not referenced in official news articles.
Get if your high horse. The headline misleadingly implied something that was not true about the athlete’s sexual orientation. The OP correctly pointed this out. There is nothing homophobic about saying that a false implication in a headline is “unfair.” You’re desperately looking for bigotry that simply isn’t there.
A long time ago I took my girlfriend to an Indigo Girls concert. Because like 90% of the crowd was female, most mens’ rooms were converted to womens’ rooms for the event. I suppose I could have cried “misandry” and expressed outrage that their effort to better accommodate the crowd as a whole inconvenienced me, but… Read more
Look at the first flop in this video. Look at this shit.
Over under on how long it takes some right-wing pundit, who doesn’t realize that “Gooner”=“Arsenal fan,” to post an outraged article about a leftist site mocking Barron?
I should mention here, from the outset, that there is nothing nefarious in these expense reports (apart from the fact that they exist because taxpayers inexplicably underwrite the University of Michigan’s minor-league football team. Read more