Liberal Arts and Farts and Crafts
Gasp! Shock! Quelle horreur! Did you know that Columbia University students–those fine, Ivy League men and women who only occasionally offer to have sex for money on Sugar Daddy websites in order to pay their tuition–are stealing directly from their institution? It’s true! Every week, thousands of dollars goes missing from the coffers at Columbia, and the financial sinkhole’s location has finally been tracked to the dining hall, where students are stealing Nutella at a cost of $5,000 a week.
Then again, that’s small potatoes compared to those kids at Oberlin who are dressing as Klan members and defacing property with racial slurs, because what?
Remember our friend John Derbyshire, formerly of the National Review? He’s the guy who wrote an article on Taki’s Mag about talking to your children about black people, which started out sort of funny in that hipster racist way, but then quickly veered off into a danger zone of bizarrely arbitrary stereotypes. (To paraphrase: “Black People Day at Six Flags is the worst!”)
Well, ever since he was fired by Rich Lowry for going over the implied racism quota set by the Review, Mr. Derbyshire has been keeping himself busy. Writing about how White Supremacy has a bad rap, going to his radiology checkups, brushing up on his Smithsonian back issues…he’s kind of your granddad, isn’t he?
Mr. Derbyshire finally found a topic he can really sink his politically incorrect teeth into: U.S. cities that pretend that they’re more racially diverse than they are. And he’s got the data to back it up! Though he’s not really sure what it means! Also: Stuff White People Like, NPR, and the term “multicultural” as an insult…all below!
Everyone is very, very mad at Gwyneth Paltrow for being racist, because on Friday she tweeteda picture of Kanye West and Jay-Z performing in France.
“Ni**as in Paris for real!” the tweet said, referring to the song title from the duo’s album, Watch the Throne. We hate that this is forcing us to defend the creator of GOOP, but no, this is not a racist tweet.Especially because she didn’t write it? It was written by a black celebrity who borrowed her iPhone. So who is racist now, America?!?!
An Anti-Racist Action group has taken credit for a bizarre attack on a suburban Chicagoland eatery Saturday afternoon. At least ten people meeting inside the Ashford House Restaurant on W. 159th St. in Tinley Park were injured when a group of up to 18 attackers wearing black hoodies and carrying hammers and bats entered and assaulted them.
On AntiRacistAction.org, the group stated the alleged motivation behind the incident:
Two weeks ago, Phil Mushnick, a respected veteran sports writer for The New York Post, published a column about the Brooklyn Nets’ new brand identity, as designed with the help of Jay-Z. The team—previously known as the New Jersey Nets—had switched their colors to black and white. “Why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?” Mr. Mushnick suggested, referring to the team’s part-owner. “Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N——s. The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B—hes or Hoes …”
Phil Mushnick is a man that once garnered the nickname “Mr. Grumpy” from his boss at Fox Sports. That was in 1998, when it was known even then that Mr. Mushnick was a relic. “He’s a throwback,” David Hill, president of Fox Sports told The New York Observer at the time. “He sees himself as a knight in shining armor protecting sports fans from the slings and arrows hurled at them by cretinous, unfeeling network sports chiefs.”
But cretinous is a term that applies more to Mr. Mushnick more than sports chiefs, especially after today’s rant about Brooklyn Nets, during which he refers to the players as N——, which is certainly a novel way to say the N-word without saying the N-word, but otherwise is a pretty indefensible position all around. Even better is that Mr. Mushnick then tried to defend his statements by blaming the Nets’ part-owner, Jay-Z.
Phew. That’s a weight off our shoulders. While we were really not sure how to feel about Ashton Kutcher’s PopChips ad, released on YouTube earlier this week and featuring Mr. Kutcher playing a lot of different characters in a dating video like he was Tracey Ullman or something, we were pretty sure it was unfunny. But was it racist? Especially if one of the characters was Indian and Mr. Kutcher dressed in “brown face”?
Yesterday when The Village Voice(‘s only full-time African-American) journalist Steven Thrasher threw down his glove and challenged “newbie” Runnin’ Scared blogger James King to a public duel over some perceived “casual racism” in Mr. King’s blog posts, we were ready to get our Facebook invite to the smack-down of the century. In fact, we emailed both writers and asked for comments.
While Mr. Thrasher never replied, Mr. King told us he would be officially responding in a post today. Which he did, in an article called “Hey, Steven Thrasher, James King Here — Nice To ‘Meet’ You!“
So let’s check out the stats on that:
Oooh, fight! Tony Ortega might have to go down to The Village Voice‘s cafeteria and separate Steven Thrasher from beating Running Scared‘s new kid* James King to a bloody pulp…with his words.
No, it’s not a physical fight, because this isn’t the Norman Mailer days anymore, but Mr. Thrasher, a 3-year veteran of the paper, has a few choice words (1363 of them, to be exact) regarding Mr. King’s “casual racism” in his colleague’s post.
ESPN has booted the employee who authored its now-infamous “Chink in the Armor” headline referencing Asian-American superstar Jeremy Lin’s tough game in the Knicks’ loss to the Hornets Friday. The network also acknowledged a third “inappropriate” comment: