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Back in Black…. the apparent resurgence of blackface

I wasn’t going to comment on the University of Michigan frat thing that’s been all over the news these past few days, as I don’t think I have anything terribly insightful to contribute toward our collective understanding of “ratchet pussy,” but I did have a somewhat related question that I wanted to pose to all […]

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The problem, according to the NRA: Not enough “good” guns in schools

A few days ago, after almost a full week of silence, the National Rifle Association (NRA) issued a press release addressing the December 14 mass murder in Connecticut, in which 26 lives were lost, including those of 20 six- and seven-year-olds. In their press release, the NRA promised that they were, “prepared to offer meaningful […]

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Man has his gun stolen from holster in downtown Ypisilanti, unarmed man retrieves it for him

I’m inclined to say that this illustrates pretty clearly why it’s stupid for regular people, as they’re walking around town, to be carrying firearms, but maybe I’m missing something… At any rate, it’s just a good thing for us that an unarmed good samaritan was nearby, who was able to keep this handgun out of […]

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Pontiac teacher, Brooke Harris, fired for helping 8th graders to raise money for the family of Trayvon Martin

The firing of Pontiac charter school teacher, Brooke Harris, is making the national news. As you may have heard, she was fired last week, after working with her students to establish a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin. The following comes by way of the Southern Poverty Law Center. What do you do with […]

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The Michigan/Florida white supremacy exchange

We’ve apparently got a racist exchange program going on with Florida. We’ve got Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones here in Michigan this week, on loan from the sunshine state, and, according to reports coming out of Florida, while Jones is here, they’ve got some of our neo-Nazis from Detroit coordinating activities in Sanford – the town […]

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