pookel
Jane Error
pookel
Nov 26 2019
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While I have learned many, many things from reading The Root as a white person, the most important of those things might be the idea of having macaroni and cheese at Thanksgiving. My mayo-white North Dakota in-laws were all impressed by it the first time we brought it, so I think it’s a regular thing now. Read more

Nov 26 2019
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Literally the only thing wrong with Castro is that he’s young and he doesn’t have the name recognition he deserves. Read more

Nov 26 2019
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I think there’s a momentum factor here .... the more it happens that these cops get convicted, the less it’s unthinkable for DAs to attempt to prosecute, the more willing juries are to convict, etc.

Nov 26 2019
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Is it my imagination or are white juries gradually starting to suck less than they used to?

Sep 30 2019
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This is what I would worry about, because it’s such a common abuser tactic. Obviously it’s not somehow OK for a woman to abuse a man just because of their genders. But when one person gets arrested for “assault” and it’s just scratches like this, it’s worth questioning what the history is and whether she’s actually Read more

Jun 19 2019
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I swear I read somewhere that slaves would do these dances in exaggerated mockery of white people trying to look “fancy” .... and white people didn’t get the joke and thought the slaves were just trying to emulate them. Can’t find that source now, though.

Dec 2 2018
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Side effects like acne, weight gain, & lowered side effects? So ... all the side effects women routinely live with from birth control already.

Jul 6 2018
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There’s a very dark joke I’ve heard about the English and the Irish that ends with the Englishman saying “we’ll never forgive you for what we did to you.” Read more

Jul 6 2018
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I have been in a few old-timey white barbershops in the past. They were not a place where people socialized. Read more

Jul 5 2018
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To be fair, that’s also how those guys run their businesses.

Mar 2 2018
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Fun fact: in romance writer jargon, “beta” isn’t an insult or a negative term, but simply a description for a different style of male lead who is less aggressive or macho than the stereotypical “alpha male” type. Many readers prefer “beta” leads because they’re not assholes.

Feb 8 2018
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Late to the convo, but actually something like Alexa could be really useful for preventing/documenting sexual assault. I’m thinking of a device that monitors sounds for sexual activity or conversation and triggers audio recording on hearing phrases like “no” or “stop” or “that hurts.” Maybe a discreet wearable device Read more

Jan 22 2018
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Normal people who haven’t repressed every last shred of empathy for other human beings actually have emotional reactions to seeing other people hurt. Read more

Dec 30 2017
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Have you ever seen Milo talk? He is definitely, definitely gay.

Dec 20 2017
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Huh. First thing I thought of was “is that meant to be Rome subjugating Africa?” but I am a classics nerd. Read more

Dec 20 2017
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In Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf’s autobiography, he mentions that a Saudi prince (iirc) gave the US aid for the Persian Gulf War in the form of a personal check for $750 million. He spent a few minutes calculating how much money he could earn on interest by just depositing it in his bank for a couple days before handing it Read more

Dec 20 2017
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Wow, that is amazing. Would like to know more about how/why it went unpublished for so long and is being published now.