Anne Branigin
annebranigin
Staff writer, The Root.
6/25/20
5:10 PM
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There’s a line from Dave Chappelle’s acceptance speech* for the Mark Twain Prize for Humor that’s stuck with me since hearing it, and which comes to mind right in this moment: “sometimes you have to be a lion so you can be the lamb you really are.” Read more

6/12/20
5:51 PM
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An Ifugao vest (the Ifugao are a tribe in the Ilocos region of the Philippines) by Vintagallery—I adore it! It was def. a splurge item for me, but it’s also felt really good to buy products more intentionally in the past few months.

4/22/20
8:27 AM
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To be fair, there is a lot of room between “flailing around for attention” and people being completely tuned out to what you’ve been saying for the last 3 weeks (especially when you have actually been talking/pushing an agenda)

4/7/20
1:46 PM
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It was enough of a question that multiple outlets reported on it and it was a trending news topic—Biden went two weeks without giving a major interview. (I’d add that state officials and congressional reps like Ayanna Pressley have been much more visible in the last few weeks than Biden has. Another factor here is, gen Read more

4/7/20
12:14 PM
15

You’re talking to a Filipino American. Which means not only do I know people who have been personally attacked, my friends, family members, honorary titas and titos have been disproportionately affected by the virus itself (as health care workers, mostly, but we’re also overrepresented in the cruise ship industry and Read more

4/6/20
3:45 PM
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Interestingly, Jezebel has done pieces about anti-Asian racism, including one by the writer of this article. Curious why you’re framing it as an either/or situation when you can clearly find those articles at this site. Read more

4/3/20
2:29 PM
3

Fuck....I forgot all about that song. Talk about smoke and mirrors!

12/19/19
10:10 AM
5

don’t mistake trustees/the board of governors for professors (or, hell, even students*). they’re essentially political appointees

12/12/19
4:13 PM
6

Good point—and noted. (Though I agree with others that this hostility hasn’t been limited to just Jews)

12/11/19
11:29 AM
16

It’s definitely to help the court assess whether the juror is a “good fit”for the trial (remembering that prosecutors and defense attorneys have their say), though I’m skeptical of where the judge lands on what a “reasonable” or unbiased answer is to this question

11/7/19
11:45 AM
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Anybody talking about “likability” in the context of an actual white supremacist can log right off, personally

11/5/19
4:30 PM
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Katie did you put a car in your avatar just to convince us you might be good at driving?

10/3/19
3:02 PM
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I think that’s a really great point. And one thing I wish I could have, and should have, made more clear is delineating a personal act of forgiveness vs the spectacle of it. I don’t know if Brandt intended for it to be a spectacle, but because it was filmed, because it was such a high profile case, and because the Read more

9/30/19
6:49 PM
36

for those interested in how the judge could possibly make this decision (basically, self-defense laws carry everything but the kitchen sink with them):