by Damon Young • • Comments Off on Trump Administration To Tackle Affirmative Action And Keep White Women Out Of College
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While eating a bowl of fruit last week, the now 20-month-old Feminist Octopus was so upset by a blueberry that dropped on the floor that she refused to eat the rest of the fruit. Which made her more upset an hour later, because she was hungry. Which we solved by giving her that same refused and blueberry-deficient bowl of fruit from an hour earlier. Which she ate, of course. Because baby. Read more...
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by Damon Young • • Comments Off on Defending And Excusing Problematic Black Men Aint Love, It’s Low Expectations
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There’s a virulent strain of criticism that exists both on the Internet and offline; surfacing whenever a prominent and problematic Black male is called on his fuckshit by other Black people — Black women specifically. Read more...
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by Damon Young • • Comments Off on A List Of Things Longer Than Anthony “The Situation” Scaramucci’s Term As White House Communications Director
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1. The seventeen furious pumps of fury Lawrence gave Issa during their break-up “sex” on Insecure
2. The rumored text (“Congratulations, I’ll pray for our child”) Anthony Scaramucci sent his soon to be ex-wife when their child was born last week and he was out tanning with Donald Trump instead of in the delivery room Read more...
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1. Because I keep trying to find ways to articulate the myriad shades of beautiful and banging-ass brown found in this photo shoot — done in Costa Rica by 28 members of the Florida A&M chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, where they celebrated the 10 year anniversary of them crossing in 2007 — and I keep coming back to food. Candy bars, oatmeal, and chocolate cake, specifically. And since I love food, and since God is love, this very obviously must mean that Black women are God. Read more...
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by Damon Young • • Comments Off on So Maybe John McCain Isn’t A Coward After All
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Earlier this week, I wrote that by receiving government-funded health care to deal with his terminal brain cancer, and returning to D.C. to vote for a measure that would snatch benefits away from millions of people, John McCain — whose entire career is built on a maverick/hero narrative — exhibited a level of cowardice unique even for a city drenched in pervasive coward. Read more...
by Damon Young • • Comments Off on The Problem With #TeamLawrence, Explained
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Who is Lawrence?
Lawrence Walker is a character from Insecure, an HBO show which derives from Issa Rae’s The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl web series. In season one, the unemployed and then underemployed Lawrence (Jay Ellis) was Issa’s live-in boyfriend — a relationship that lasted for (I think) four years. Read more...