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  •  The Ta-Nehisi Coates piece is brilliant. (7+ / 0-)

    The Longest War

    and on down in the text..........

    After getting over my initial shock that the First Lady was at least vaguely familiar with a dance that I might sloppily attempt in a nightclub, I thought about how familiar the image was to me. She reminded me of my aunts at our family cook outs, where they get up and try to do the new dance, but then school all of us with the Electric Slide (or in this case, the Running Man).

    That thought brought me back to your comments about why Donald Trump's comments feel so offensive, how his comments undercut all of the things that Black parents say to children about how they will be respected if they study and work hard.

    Maybe it's unfair, but I now realize why I am more offended by comments about the President and First Lady than I was about comments about President and Mrs. Clinton. It's not just that they are Black and I am too. I think it has more to do with the fact that they are so familiar, they remind me of people I know, which causes a more personal reaction.

    There's a lot more, all of it in the bulls eye.

    I am sorely tempted to say "This boy can write" to self-parody the racial stereotypes, but I won't.

    Coates gets Five Gold Stars today. That's for nailing Trump as a race-baiting KKKwannabe-pandering whore.

    Financial criminals + Angry White Males + Personality Disorder dreamers + KKKwannabes + George Will =EQ= The GOPer Base (-4.38,-3.74)

    by vets74 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 05:50:00 AM PDT

    •  Coates is very often brilliant (4+ / 0-)
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      Samer, susan in sc, vets74, foufou

      and deserves way more publicity than he gets. I read Andrew Sullivan who often links to Coates, and I'm turning into a Coates convert bit by bit.

      •  you read sullivan? (0+ / 0-)

        when you could read Coates?  shame on you.  You're an evil evilstorm.  Frankly, I don't know why Coates is still hanging around the moribund Atlantic.

        (Well, mostly I think it's because he's a history geek like my mom.)  Seriously, though, don't read the Atlantic -- just read Coates.

        •  Agree about Ta-Nahesi Coates. (2+ / 0-)
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          vets74, foufou

          He is a beautiful writer.

        •  Atlantic Monthly has excellent people. (1+ / 0-)
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          liberte

          Apart from McArdle, it's hard to top Jim Fallows or Sullivan or the rest of the crew.

          Hadn't been for Green I'd have missed this Fox News "DNG" announcement:

          Worth the $25 a year. Definitely.

          Financial criminals + Angry White Males + Personality Disorder dreamers + KKKwannabes + George Will =EQ= The GOPer Base (-4.38,-3.74)

          by vets74 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 08:03:23 AM PDT

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