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September 13, 2007

She swooned!

I giggled, because anytime I read something like this from Jill it reminds me of these people. Is Jill family?

(h/t Carin)

Posted by Darleen at September 13, 2007 01:08 PM


This post doesn't really make sense. Just FYI.

Posted by: Josh at September 13, 2007 04:03 PM

That was hilarious, Darleen.

Posted by: HughS at September 13, 2007 04:16 PM

You know, lots of black people like me too. Except for the racist ones. When you say "hello" to them on your night-time walk, they just give you this look. It's really pleasant.

Posted by: Carin at September 13, 2007 05:04 PM


Jill is one of those young self-identified as left-radical whites who makes it a point to trot out her "solidarity with da bruthas" testimonials from time to time.

She sees monkeys [sic] in a magazine ad and immediately thinks "black people" and becomes fashionably outraged.

It amuses me no end to see ostensibly non-racist whites treat blacks like a pets. IMHO the "blacksloveus" website captures the essense of Jill and her fellows nicely.

Posted by: Darleen at September 14, 2007 06:55 AM

well, my point was that her expressing her crush on a rapper isn't really the same as the website, wherein white people talk about how much black people love them. I don't really see how her saying "I love this guy, he's so cool" is treating him like a pet, any more than the people who were swooning over Condoleeza Rice a year or so ago were treating her like a pet.

why do you think that ad portrayed plaintiffs as chimps? chimps aren't particularly litigious, as far as i'm aware. given that racists have historically portrayed black people as simian, i don't think it's that big of a leap to question the ad's portrayal. especially since the thrust of the ad is that the chimps are being exploited by trial lawyers, and one would therefore think sheep would be a more suitable image.

Posted by: Josh at September 14, 2007 08:08 AM

"This post doesn't really make sense" has a point? Coulda fooled me.

As for Jill's post, I like this bit:

When you have more women in newsrooms, regardless of whether or not those women self-identify as feminist, things that are important to women but traditionally demeaned as “women’s issues” — education, health care, child and elder care, etc — get more front-page play.

She ought to be a big Fox News fan then, no?

Posted by: Pablo at September 18, 2007 05:49 AM

"This post doesn't really make sense" has a point? Coulda fooled me.

It doesn't take much.

Posted by: Josh at September 18, 2007 09:13 AM