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Lynch mob

December 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Students at Lebanon Valley College (LVC) are demanding the college rename “Lynch Memorial Hall,” arguing the name evokes memories of the public hanging of African-Americans by lynch mobs. They’ve also demanded mandatory sensitivity [...]

Politically incorrect euphemisms

September 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

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The New York Times just called Lena Dunham fat http://t.co/JPRUJNRbhF — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) September 25, 2013 Not exactly. Here’s what New York Times fashion writer Ruth La Ferla actually wrote: Ms. Danes … turn[ed] out [...]

The most PC movie review ever

April 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Back in Oct. 2009, Todd Boyd, a professor of mine at USC and Tyler Perry’s fiercest critic, wrote: [In] spite of the demeaning stereotypes and utter disregard for black humanity, TP’s dope has some people reluctant to criticize him. Many [...]

Sanitizing history

January 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

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From the people who gave you the epithet-free version of “Huckleberry Finn”: “I’ll never be out-African-Americaned again!” —George Wallace [...]

Tweet du jour

January 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Andisheh Nouraee: Reading new copy of Huckleberry Finn. The chapter where Huck & Jim complete a boating safety class & buy life jackets is a hoot! [...]

As offensive as the word itself

January 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Saying they want to publish a version that won’t be banned from some schools because of its language, two scholars are editing Mark Twain‘s classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to eliminate uses of the “N” word and replace [...]

Are you a heterosexist?

October 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

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The acronym is bigger than I thought — and even more ridiculous. The latest, all-inclusive version: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer Questioning Asexual Ally The University of Wisconsin-LaCross Pride Center site also features a [...]

no quarter

July 14, 2008 // 0 Comments

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Let’s keep this simple for the let’s keep this simple crowd. A bunch of partisan scolds are excoriating a highbrow publication for having the temerity to appeal to wannabe highbrows: “Dumb it down, New Yorker. Maybe to uh, I [...]

the hysterically indignant respond

July 13, 2008 // 10 Comments

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A sampling of Huffington Post commenters reacting to The New Yorker cover: realtalk IT IS SAD THAT BARACK OBAMA WHO IS A GOOD MAN, WITH A GREAT WIFE, AND TWO GREAT DAUGHTERS HAVE TO TAKE THIS GARBAGE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!! THE NEW YORKER, AND [...]

stand up for satire

July 13, 2008 // 2 Comments

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In a depressing nod to the dimwitted and perpetually aggrieved, Barack Obama’s campaign has condemned a New Yorker cover depicting him as a flag-burning terrorist and his wife as a gun-toting revolutionary. “The New Yorker may think, as [...]
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