Gary Younge: The virus is a metaphor for all that conservatives loathe, and sees the president’s policies under renewed attack
Ebola mania on the right—very, very simple stuff.
“I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that CNN’s reporters actually asked marketing experts whether a reviled hate group can rebrand — you know, way to legitimize the group’s existence in the first place, guys! Why not just ask, is there a way to make anti-Semitism more palatable? Is there an upside to White power? Should we bring back town square lynchings? I mean, for crissakes. That’s what you idiots are really asking. There are not two sides to racism and bigotry!”
#DonaldSterling Another thought: amazing when it comes to racism in sports or entertainment industry (same thing) that media outlets skip Michelle Alexander, TaNehisi Coates of the Atlantic or Prof Jelani Cobb and parse the educated opinions of Charles Barkley, LL Cool J or NeNe Leakes. Part of the problem. Like the cousin of one of my students who plays ball for Tennessee who had no opinion about the SCOTUS affirmative action case and underlying philosophy…and responded, tellingly “Dude I’m here to do a job. That school shit ain’t my problem” Yep