From a CNN iReport:
At the most recent Pep Rally for Waverly High School, located in Waverly NY…three white students were to perform a skit in black face, depicting Chris Brown and Rhianna most notibly. In this skit they would display acts of domestic violence as satire to an audience that included not only students but parents, faculty, and various members of the media and community leaders. None of them stopped the skit.
Kids these days. (Also, the faculty, and the parents, the classmates defending the skit...)
JetBlue, ever the customer-friendly airline, is making waves once again, after it booted an 18-month-old toddler whose name allegedly appeared on a no-fly list. The family believes they were profiled because of their Middle Eastern heritage and the Transportation Security Administration claims that the girl's name was never flagged. JetBlue offered the generic explanation/non-apology:
We are investigating this particular incident. We believe this was a computer glitch. Our crewmembers followed the appropriate protocols, and we apologize to the family involved in this unfortunate circumstance.
Two men have been arrested for being connected to series of shootings on Friday in Tulsa. What brings these shootings together is that all the victims were African-American, thus making these crimes not of coincidence, but alleged hate crimes. Sadly, this also makes the idea of a post-racial America seem like an even less likely truth.