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Who is going to make more money in 2020, the hot new kids Prof. Dr. Ibram X Kendi and Dr. Prof. Robin DiAngelo, or old reliable Ta-Nehisi Coates?

The Washington Post explains why you shouldn’t count TNC out from defending his title:

Ta-Nehisi Coates isn’t ready to celebrate America just yet

By Helena Andrews-Dyer
November 16, 2020 at 3:00 a.m. PST

Coates’s debut novel, “The Water Dancer,” an intimate story about an enslaved Virginian man grappling with his own gifts, came out in paperback this month. Last year, the bestseller got Oprah Winfrey’s coveted anointing and brought back her book club. Last week, it was announced that Winfrey and Brad Pitt are teaming up to produce the film adaptation. Coates is now tasked with writing the screenplay. …

The special September race issue of Vanity Fair magazine, which Coates guest-edited, is an example of that. On the cover is a portrait of Breonna Taylor, rendered divine by contemporary painter Amy Sherald. Open it up and there is the traditional editor’s letter, one of Coates’s first columns in a while. Before sitting down to write “the Vanity Fair joint,” he spent an entire Sunday reading Black poetry. “That was the kind of space that I really didn’t feel like I had before,” Coates said of the slow pace he took to the page. The issue features some of his favorites — novelist Jesmyn Ward, memoirist Kiese Laymon, poet Eve L. Ewing.

Passing the mic is also a major principle of Coates’s forthcoming HBO special, an adaptation of “Between the World and Me,” premiering on Nov. 21.

Hopefully, President Biden will issue an exception to his upcoming lockdown so we can all see the action-packed Between the World and Me in 3-D IMAX theaters where it belongs.

… With the HBO special, Forbes sought to answer the question, “How do you make a story of one man be every man?” She did it by assembling an Avengers-style cast of A-listers not just in Hollywood, but in the music industry and the activist world. The cast, which includes Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Angela Davis, Janet Mock and more, read careful selections from “Between the World and Me” with interwoven documentary footage, graphic art and archival images from Coates’s life.

Who will play the evil Upper West Side white woman who says “C’mon” to Coates’ son when he dawdles getting off the escalator at a movie theater? I always picture Elaine Benes.

 
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  1. Barnard says:

    If they have to wait for Coates to finish the screenplay, there is a good chance the movie never gets made. Why not just hire someone with a real work ethic to do it?

  2. JimB says:

    Who will play the evil Upper West Side white woman who says “C’mon” to Coates’ son when he dawdles getting off the escalator at a movie theater? I always picture Elaine Benes.

    Too bad Shelley Winters isn’t still alive. She’d be perfect. How about Roseanne Barr?

  3. A grifter gots to grift.

  4. Ta-Nehisi Coates isn’t ready to celebrate America just yet

    Was anyone waiting for this? Just another po’faced ungrateful overrated midwit mediocre writer on blackety-blackness. America doesn’t require his validation.

  5. I don’t know, Steve. I’d rather rephrase the question to the readers and commenters this way: What are you personally going to do to make sure the race grifters get as little of your money as possible?

    a) Of course, don’t buy their books.
    b) Don’t click on any writing by them. Mr. Sailer is excluded on this, as he has a public service (ewww!) to perform.
    c) Don’t vote in more Socialism, such that even more of your hard-earned money goes directly or indirectly to these people.
    d) If people discuss the “works” of these guys, either walk away or look at them like they are retarded.
    e) Cut your cable TV, if you still have it.

    • Replies: @JimB
    , @Wade Hampton
  6. BTW, those are especially vehement “get out!”s by Elaine. Usually she is smiling more and not yelling as loud, but it’s always hilarious when the guy ends up on his ass in the next room. Didn’t one of the characters do this to her too? (Or maybe it was Bizarro-Seinfeld where Elaine had 3 friends almost like her regular friends, and they didn’t take to kindly to her doing that…. it’s all hazy now.)

    Great Takimag column, BTW!

  7. Elli says:

    I always figured his son was not merely dawdling on the escalator but back-stepping, while the woman was being conveyed right into him. Options:
    bump into, or
    nudge, shove according to TNC, or
    lift up and set out of the way as I have done, or
    while back-stepping yourself, call out “Little boy, this is not a playground. Sir, take your child out of the way,” as other riders pile into you.

    If I had an escalator to myself, I might play around on it…

  8. The escalator incident would have made a great episode of Seinfeld. Any one of them would have pushed the kid out of the way, especially Elaine — like when George shoved his girlfriend, her mother and all the kids out of the way to escape the burning apartment — but then would have spend the rest of the episode obsessively rationalizing it, to escape admitting being “racists”.

    Sunny has the same premise — four, now five, sociopaths who ruin the lives of everyone the meet — but taking it up to 11: attacking a mall Santa and taking a bite out of his neck, giving someone a box of hornets, etc.

    But again, in one episode they found out Dennis and Dee’s grandfather was a Nazi, and this was treated as a great shame, requiring them to burn all his mementos (although Charlie kept his SS cap). They also did the “horrible old woman in nursing home is a racist” bit. No matter how sociopathic they are, THEY’RE NOT NAZIS!

    The fact that these Good Whites live in the BLM shithole of Philadelphia is hilarious, in a meta way.

    • Replies: @guest
  9. I really thought Robin DiAngelo was a black woman (I guess “DiAngelo” sounds kind of black?) but she looks like the Value Village version of Julianne Moore:

  10. an intimate story about an enslaved Virginian man

    So was he

    a) a US citizen
    b) holder of a visa

    or

    c) an illegal alien harbored by white folks on their property?

    It’s unlikely he was one of the first two, which leaves only a criminal. Deport him, before he goes all Nat Turner! And fine his employers.

    EVerify came two hundred years too late.

    • Replies: @Charles St. Charles
  11. JohnnyD says:

    I think TNC got jealous of that twenty million Jack Dorsey gave to Ibram X Kendi.

    • Replies: @clyde
  12. Dr. X says:

    Who is going to make more money in 2020, the hot new kids Prof. Dr. Ibram X Kendi and Dr. Prof. Robin DiAngelo, or old reliable Ta-Nehisi Coates?

    Ahem… that would be Genius Coates, Bub.

  13. Mike Tre says:

    I always imagined the escalator lady was a Christine Baranski type:

  14. syonredux says:

    Whenever a Poor Black Child suffers at the hands of a pushy White New Yorker, TNC will be there….

    • Replies: @Kronos
  15. @Reg Cæsar

    an intimate story about an enslaved Virginian man

    What a minute, isn’t that “Mandingo”?

    Another jogger plagiarist.

    • Replies: @TWS
  16. Kronos says:

    Who is going to make more money in 2020, the hot new kids Prof. Dr. Ibram X Kendi and Dr. Prof. Robin DiAngelo, or old reliable Ta-Nehisi Coates?

    Oh boy, imagine a black intellectual version of “Celebrity Deathmatch.” One battle to determine who gets the best University corners to hustle woke reading material.

    *A little on the gory side, but very funny.

  17. Last week, it was announced that Winfrey and Brad Pitt are teaming up to produce the film adaptation. Coates is now tasked with writing the screenplay. …

    So . . . does this mean that Brad is now Ta’s taskmaster?

    • Replies: @syonredux
  18. “Coates is now tasked with writing the screenplay….”

    I foresee some superstar script doctor like Stephen Gaghan, coming in to save the project after TNC comes down with a terminal case of CPT.

  19. Some Guy says:

    I sure hope no one like Clint Eastwood makes a movie about the heroic Kyle Rittenhouse and releases it on the same day as TNC’s movie. Those silly movie-goers just might prefer to see a movie about current events with cool shootouts. riots and hot-shot lawyers instead of more compassion-porn featuring black bodies.

    • Agree: TWS
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  20. Also, ‘an intimate story’ about a ‘man grappling with his own gifts’ is unintentionally hilarious.

    Or maybe it’s intentional. The phrasing in this article is so over-the-top I wonder if it’s a giant smile of delight and support for TNC on its face that can’t quite conceal the desperate protest message being eye-blinked out in code.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  21. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The Last, nice catch. I grappled with my “Gift” in my teen years. Hey, who hasn’t but the wa po never reported on it, thankfully.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    , @Dan
  22. Black poetry:

    I want to make an introduction
    of a brand new fascination
    that will turn the tide in the nation
    against the white racist indoctrination

    It’s a sad worrisome predicament
    that requires thought and careful sentiment
    being that the black hating government
    that won’t give up our entitlement.

    (Be sure to emphasize the last syllable in each line as if it were some sort of relevation.)

    (BTW, the next sound would be -ound … as is around.

  23. Ano says:

    Hey Stevie Baby!!!

    It’s the Director of TNC’s HBO Spectacular here.

    Here’s a sneak peak at the momentous escalator scene…and the pushy racist white New Yorker culprit!

    (Plot twist spoiler alert!)

  24. Kronos says:
    @syonredux

    Maybe, but wouldn’t the gravitational pull of white racism just sap his strength?

    I can imagine his elevator scene will have a cheesy copycat similarity to “The Shining.” That when the the white women say’s “c’mon” all these other (white door) elevators will open up spilling the blood of black slaves onto the floor. A traumatized TNC looks on with horror while his son is drenched with the blood.

    • Replies: @syonredux
  25. Snark all guys want but just be aware that you are losing badly

    Black Men are coveted by white girls

    This society is changing and you old impotent social security receiving sad sacks can only shake your fist in impotent rage as real men raise kids and love women

    • Troll: IHTG
    • Replies: @fish
    , @Adam Smith
  26. Lot says:

    Elaine’s bad with fat Blacks.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  27. Bugg says:

    Glad to see Mahershala Ali in “The Escalator Incident”.Was getting worried about Mahershala Ali. He hasn’t been in much lately. A few years back, appeared every Hollywood production had a rider that required contractually Mahershala Ali had to have a role in every movie and TV show except Baby Shark videos.

    My teen gift; downing an 8 pack of Bud 7 ounce nips in 6 minutes. Sadly not marketable, but fun.

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    , @ganderson
  28. JimB says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    a) Of course, don’t buy their books.
    b) Don’t click on any writing by them. Mr. Sailer is excluded on this, as he has a public service (ewww!) to perform.
    c) Don’t vote in more Socialism, such that even more of your hard-earned money goes directly or indirectly to these people.
    d) If people discuss the “works” of these guys, either walk away or look at them like they are retarded.
    e) Cut your cable TV, if you still have it.

    Answer key

    a) Amazon’s algorithm thinks you are a racist. Therefore you are a racist.
    b) Google algorithm thinks you are a racist. Therefore you are a racist.
    c) You’re congressman knows you are a racist if you register as a Republican or Undeclared.
    d) Silence is violence: therefore you are a racist
    e) Comcast thinks you are a racist for refusing to watch Woke. Therefore you are a racist.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  29. Ano says:

    Hi Steve,

    Just because I’m currently out of God! Damn! America! (in the middle of my latest Apology World Tour, playing to big crowds of my fellow-Muslims), doesn’t mean you can just ignore me!

    Who of the Black Genius Race Grifters will make the most money in 2021?

    ME! That’s who! ME!

    (As Michael whispers to me in the dark: when it comes to racial grifting, nobody does it better…)

    Just because I left the White House 4 years ago, doesn’t mean the, ahem, (shall we say?) ‘benefits’ owed to me from my presidential terms have all been paid out!

    Yours,

    Jesus Nelson Mandela Gandhi

    PS: Do you have a $14m mansion you can sell me? I need more space to store my cash.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  30. syonredux says:
    @Kronos

    Maybe, but wouldn’t the gravitational pull of white racism just sap his strength?

    Wrong model. White racism is TNC’s version of Yellow Sun radiation:

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    , @Kronos
  31. @syonredux

    “If you microagress me, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”

  32. Anon7 says:

    OT: Is this Biden’s first despicable anti-Trump lie as President(-elect)?

    ‘More People May Die’ Because of Trump’s Transition Delay, Biden Says

    If Biden becomes President, it won’t be his last. Will Biden (or Harris) continue to smear and blame Donald Trump through 2024?

    • Replies: @Ano
    , @El Dato
  33. Trinity says:

    Only in a nation full of White Supremacists, White Privilege, and middle aged White soccer moms, can a Black woman born in rural Mississippi become a billionaire despite having no talent, and the personality of a dish rag.

  34. Thomas says:

    Gavin McInnes said something on his show not too long ago that definitely rang true in the current moment: “black people aren’t cool anymore.” It’s hard to disagree. The people who decide who you have to watch on your TV used to be able to produce, say, Chris Rock or Eddie Murphy or Dr. Dre. Now they’re really trying to shill tiresome, over-promoted scolds like TNC and Kendi.

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
  35. Amazon ratings for the 10 most recent Oprah’s Book Club books (published from mid-2017 to Aug 2020).

    Caste: 10,070 ratings (4.8)
    Deacon King Kong: 3,338 ratings (4.5)
    Hidden Valley Road: 4,021 ratings (4.6)
    American Dirt: 24,361 ratings (4.6)
    Olive, Again: 4,125 ratings (4.4)
    The Water Dancer: 6,830 ratings (4.6)
    Becoming: 73,859 ratings (4.8) (by Mama Bama)
    The Sun Does Shine: 2,456 ratings (4.8)
    An American Marriage: 9,207 ratings (4.4)
    Behold the Dreamers: 2,288 ratings (4.4)

    A comparison with Ibram X. Kendi’s books:

    How to Be an Antiracist: 14,469 ratings (4.8)
    Antiracist Baby Board Book: 3,903 ratings (4.5)
    Stamped from the Beginning: 6,821 ratings (4.8)

    It’s a close race. Kendi sells more books, but the movie based on Coates’s book will sweep the Oscars.

    None of it matters though because the real winner is Pitt.

    • Replies: @guest
  36. Whiskey says: • Website

    Its not enough just for individuals to boycott. We need a movement. “To Save the Planet.” Stop Global Warming by stop buying anything new. Just buy old stuff, recycled.

    This hits our enemies, hard, if it goes global. First, it makes sense. Second, its cheaper for most people. Third, it means the advertising and China and Globohomo consumerism all take a big hit. No, not everyone can always buy used. But if most people most of the time do, it crushes the cash flow of our enemies and makes them suffer.

    Its a war of attrition and we need to play it out. Obviously we need to insist loudly that ALL leaders of Fortune 500 companies and ALL executives be black black black y’all. And not High Yaller immigrants like Obama. black like that Georgia Senate candidate sure to win. black like Stacey Abrams. black like Louis Farrakhan.

    Indeed we should demand that Microsoft replace the current leader with Farrakhan. Farrakhan!!!!!

  37. PaceLaw says:

    Why, exactly, do white liberals love and promote TNC and Ibram X??? These guys would damn near be anonymous if they had to rely solely upon the support of the black community. I just don’t get it. Both of these guys seem rather joyless and humorless (can you imagine being at cocktail party/happy hour with these guys? I would imagine that there would be a lot of drinking in silence as nobody would want to say anything that would offend these hypersensitive and race-baiting souls).

    • Replies: @ganderson
  38. Ano says:
    @Anon7

    Few, if any, remember when people-who-matter were serious in saying millions more women across the planet were now going to die needlessly over the next four years because ‘feminist hero’ Hillary wasn’t President, and a ‘sexist pussy-grabber’ was.

    I’ve often wondered how many people alive today wouldn’t be if she had won….(and I don’t just mean lots of Iranian civilians…)

  39. Ano says:

    Hi Steve!

    It’s the GOP here.

    What with legislating the early release of thousands and thousands of ghetto thugs from jail, and the Platinum Plan (who needs Reparations, when we Republicans are playing negro Santa Claus!), we are soooo proud of our success in growing our share of the prestigious welfare negro vote by over 50%!

    (Yes, we won .002%, instead of .001% !!!)

    Woo-Hoo!!!

    Now, as the next phase of our Anti-Sailer Strategy, we’re planning to hire Black Geniuses Mr Coates and Prof. Dr Kendi as election consultants for 2024!

    Who knows, at this rate of gaining sacred negro voters, we will be able to dine in the finest D.C. restaurants without the gay waiters pouring soup over our heads some time in the 22nd century!!

    Yours,

    The GOP (so much smarter than you)

    • LOL: Trinity
  40. @Elli

    We’re not permitted to look behind the curtain.

    “To retain respect for laws, sausages, and race grifting, one must not watch them in the making.”

  41. PaceLaw says:
    @Thomas

    Yeah, I totally agree with Gavin! Previously, black people like Chris rock or Eddie Murphy were those you wanted to be around, but now TNC and Ibram are people you’re FORCED to be around (courtesy of diversity training, of course). The constant whining, bitchiness and eternal grievances of the black community is way over done these days.

    • Replies: @Thomas
  42. @Mike Tre

    Ah, Christine!

    The T Level is high with her.

    She’d rip you apart and you’d enjoy every minute.

  43. PaceLaw says:
    @Bugg

    Preliminarily, it should be noted that Mahershala must be voted the name of the century. My goodness, so much going on with that name! Lol!

    I think M (I’m not even going to attempt to retype that name) has done voiceover work, but I agree we haven’t seen him recently. I guess there haven’t been many Hollywood films calling for black homosexuals of late. I’m sure that will change in a Biden administration.

  44. PaceLaw says:
    @Mike Tre

    I believe her real name is Karen Baranski.

  45. Polistra says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    The Last, nice catch.

    Joe, you have simply got to get a grip in your salutations: on nouns and names, as opposed to articles, adjectives, etc.

    This was almost incomprehensible. His name is “Calvinist” for the purposes of this board game. My apologies if you are a bot.

    Notice I called you Joe, and not Buffalo. Though you might have been happy with either, I endeavor to be polite as well as logical.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  46. @Barnard

    See my comment at #18 or so. (Yours had not yet posted when I wrote and sent mine.)

  47. Polistra says:
    @James Speaks

    Reminds me the old NWA lyric:

    Proudly, assertively

    I’m expressing with my full capability

    More rueful

    Now I’m living in correctional facility

  48. Polistra says:

    It just never ends, do it.

  49. @Ano

    Dear Icky Homo,

    If you want to keep your spare $$ beyond the reach of your grasping spouse (who, if gossip is at all reliable, is a world-class shopper, right up there with Judi Giuliani, and you know how that worked out: Hizzoner gave her an unlimited budget, and she exceeded it), forget about Swiss banks. The Turks and Caicos are the way to go. I’m sure Eric Holder can hook you up with someone at Covington who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy.

  50. Coates’s forthcoming HBO special, an adaptation of “Between the World and Me,” premiering on Nov. 21.

    I refuse to believe such a thing is possible and I’m moving my family to Baffin Bay. This has gone way too far for any rational human to accept.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    , @Reg Cæsar
  51. anon[374] • Disclaimer says:
    @Barnard

    Why not just hire someone with a real work ethic to do it?

    I hear Obama has lots of free time…

  52. Polistra says:
    @Just another serf

    It’s truly a weird situation we have in modern America, as many of us keep noting in Paul Kerseys blog. The Anointed Ones are permitted to make up fictions out of whole cloth, and be celebrated as courageous truth tellers.

    We Deplorables aren’t permitted even to hint about the actual facts of our lives, and if we do, we’re fired, silenced, harassed, unpersonned. We talk about free speech but for the most part we know better than to actually try it.

  53. PaceLaw says:
    @Barnard

    Agreed. TNC is a college dropout who somehow found his way into the good graces of benevolent white liberals (“good whites”). A strong work ethic is not exactly needed for that racket. In fact the lack of a real work ethic will undoubtedly keep him getting praised and promoted.

  54. @DextersLabRat

    I really thought Robin DiAngelo was a black woman (I guess “DiAngelo” sounds kind of black?)

    It does… as a first name.

    • LOL: Trinity
    • Replies: @Kronos
  55. Kronos says:
    @syonredux

    Then what’s his kryptonite? Cheese and mayo?

  56. Pericles says:

    With the rise of the young new challenger, Ibram “X” Kendl and the subsequent unretirement of the old champion, “Tennessee” Coates, we are looking forward to a hot battle about the University Required Reading List title. Lately Coates has been feeling the pressure as Kendl has been rising through the ranks, most recently propelled by a massive donation from impressario Jack “Twitter” Dorsey. So here we see the old champ in the ring again, jabbing and weaving like in the old days. Though … he looks a bit bloated, doesn’t he? And he’s already puffing and sweating.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  57. Veracitor says:

    So if Teh Genius’ email were leaked, would we learn the identities of his uncredited collaborators? Or does he just have very, very hands-on editors supplied by his publishers?

  58. Thomas says:
    @PaceLaw

    I suppose the inquisitors of wokeness and white guilt could accuse me of all sorts of bad thoughts fraught with heavy historical meaning that would take up a dozen paragraphs for saying this. But black guys who could be distinctively cool could always have that as a sort of je ne sais quoi over whitey. Whether it was because they were tough or fast or could dunk or could think quickly enough to freestyle or because they had stories about sexual conquests or dirty ghetto shit or whatever. This current crop of black guys like Coates and Kendi that get fawned over by white liberals got none of that. They’re basically angry, finger-wagging lesbians in the wrong bodies.

  59. Kronos says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    That would be the ultimate woke test. If you gave your own white kid a ghetto black name. (That just might help him or her get into college.)

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  60. @Gregory Duce Vincent

    I live in a college town and work in academia

    I have noticed white girls are dating Men of Color and rejecting racists

    It is evident white “men” are the problem
    They need two act more like People of a Color and be peaceful

    Read Leonard Pitts

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
  61. @Just another serf

    I refuse to believe such a thing is possible and I’m moving my family to Baffin Bay.

    Good move. Up there you’ll be exposed to Nunavut!

    (Well, maybe sumavut…)

    Nunavut confirms first case of COVID-19

    And, Sarah Palin-style, you can see Denmark from there.

  62. El Dato says:
    @Anon7

    If you are pro-Tump you are anti the War-on-Death.

    It’s that simple!

    While Trump exists, people die!

  63. @Lot

    Note that the fat black woman character’s name is “Rebecca De Mornay.” (“Remember, Jerry, it’s not a lie — if YOU believe it.”)

  64. could you stop talking about this guy already?

    wasting tons of posts on this zero. he’s not even that relevant to current cultural changes.

  65. clyde says:
    @JohnnyD

    I think TNC got jealous of that twenty million Jack Dorsey gave to Ibram X Kendi.

    10 million actually to set up some kinda center for the study of racism or something at Boston University. Call this Kendi’s slush fund. Tata Neesi is pissed because all he ever got was $20 thousand a pop on the university lecture circuit.
    But Tata Neha Neesi rules because he got his wife to pop out a few descendants while the anemic Kendi with his long pathetic dreadlocks, will get blown down in a strong wind.

  66. El Dato says:

    It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.

    The hallway smelt of indian spice and old rag mats. At one end of it a coloured poster, too large for indoor display, had been tacked to the wall. It depicted simply an enormous face, more than a metre wide: the face of a white man of about eighty-five, with a leftover tuffs of wispry hair and small rheumy rat eyes.

    Winston made for the stairs. It was no use trying the lift. Even at the best of times it was seldom working, and at present the electric current was cut off during daylight hours. It was part of the economy drive in preparation for Reparations Week. Even if it had been in working order, taking it was usually dangerous as youth might decide to prey on the caged-in passengers. The flat was seven flights up, and Winston, who was thirty-nine and had a varicose ulcer above his right ankle, went slowly, resting several times on the way. On each landing, opposite the lift-shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. FIGHT INNER WHITE PHOBIAS, the caption beneath it ran.

    Looking through one of the few windows which still had intact glass panes, he could see the impressive tower of MiniGuardian. It was the governmental source of the most-read newspaper in Airstrip One: Always informative, always compelling. It was also wise to be up-to-date with Goodthink if you wanted to escape the beatings. Some person of color of the Restitution League might quiz you on the latest editorial in the street.

    What was I saying? Oh yeah.

    Comment is free? Not if the The Guardian is hounding out Suzanne Moore for her opinions, it isn’t

    Suzanne Moore has walked out of The Guardian for not being “liberal” enough. For non-readers of the newspaper, it’s a left-wing bastion and Moore has written for it on and off for 25 years, the last ten as a regular contributor. The Guardian espouses tolerance, inclusivity and reasoned debate. It’s as far as you can get from those notoriously “nasty” and “reactionary” British red-top tabloids.

    A row kicked off back in March when Moore penned a column that was hailed as “transphobic” by her dissenters. In the piece, she wrote: “Sex is not a feeling. Female is a biological classification that applies to all living species. If you produce large immobile gametes, you are female.”

    A public letter attacking Moore’s words was issued shortly afterwards, signed by the Green party’s co-leader Sian Berry, Members of Parliament Zarah Sultana and Nadia Whittome, UK Black Pride founder Lady Phyll, and Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International UK. More than 200 figures added their names to the document, which stated: “Moore’s column does not represent the views of the public, nor is it representative of the views of most women.”

    • Replies: @photondancer
  67. clyde says:
    @DextersLabRat

    23,371 ratings at Amazon for her bullshit White Fragility book.. Most I have seen before were 1.5 thousand ratings

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
  68. @Thomas

    But black guys who could be distinctively cool could always have that as a sort of je ne sais quoi over whitey. Whether it was because they were tough or fast or could dunk or could think quickly enough to freestyle or because they had stories about sexual conquests

    o hai whyte boi! saw you in that gillette commercial, you were awesomes.

  69. @Achmed E. Newman

    d) If people discuss the “works” of these guys, either walk away or look at them like they are retarded.

    d.1) If people call you a racist (seriously, not in jest), either walk away or look at them like they are retarded.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  70. I made the mistake of clicking through to the WaPo article where I found Deep Thoughts (TM) from budding novelist Tennessee Coates about his Twitter slap fights with fellow girlish intellectualoid Corn-Pop West:

    “….When I see that I get very scared because I think it could have been me. I mean, it kind of was,” he adds pensively. “And I don’t think that’s who I’m supposed to be. And if it is, I don’t want to be that,” Coates declares, all too conscious of how personas are made, and how they can unmake a person…”

    Tennessee added “pensively”? Adverbial malfunction. If I were Helena’s editor, I might have suggested “childishly” or maybe “effeminately”.

    The Washington Post “Where Self-Respect Goes to Die”.

    • LOL: Richard B
    • Replies: @Richard B
  71. Oh, that TNC … I wondered what RF connectors had to do with anything racial.

  72. @El Dato

    “More than 200 figures added their names to the document, which stated: “Moore’s column does not represent the views of the public, nor is it representative of the views of most women.””

    So, if we’re charitable we have 200 figures who never speak to actual women, only their echo chamber. Alternatively, they know very well it’s a lie and they signed anyway. Or maybe they signed because they know it’s a lie.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  73. Ta-Nehisi Coates isn’t ready to celebrate America just yet

    Amazing how the nation my ancestors built just continually fails to live up to the expectations of all these blacks and Jews and Muslims and Mexicans and Indians and Chinese … and yet they just can’t seem to bring themselves to leave.

    • Agree: Richard B, Adam Smith
  74. Richard B says:
    @Barnard

    If they have to wait for Coates to finish the screenplay, there is a good chance the movie never gets made. Why not just hire someone with a real work ethic to do it?

    Better yet, why not hire someone who can actually write.

    And, since good writing is the result of good thinking, someone who can actually think. But, since both are in short supply in the age of woke, that’s not going to happen.

  75. Ta-Nehisi Coates isn’t ready to celebrate America just yet

    Hmm, straining my brain on this one but …

    Hey, TNC how about we just split up? I’ll live in America, and you can live in Rainbowtopia. Or even Wakanda.

    Win-win!

    You’ll have no more deplorables on the escalator with your kid! And, if i think about it real hard i can imagine a thing or two that might be better in America.

  76. Richard B says:
    @Wade Hampton

    Corn-Pop West

    Good one!

    The Washington Post “Where Self-Respect Goes to Die”.

    Exactly!

    Everything about these creeps and their enablers is just so cringe-corny and pretentious.

  77. duncsbaby says:
    @Adam Smith

    We’ve gone through the looking glass, people. Tiny Duck is now mocking his own copy-cat accounts w/a Tiny Duck photo.

  78. Rob McX says:
    @Pericles

    Your comment reminds me that once upon a time the only blacks people took any interest in were boxers.

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
  79. My interest in early 20th century music led me to this fascinating video, not yet removed from youtube. Had never heard of “Soundies”, which were low-budget music shorts produced in the 1940s. They featured a lot of black performers for the African-American movie market also.

    “Southland” has been covered by just about every musician and was a staple in the 1920s.

  80. Rob McX says:
    @AnotherDad

    If he did leave America, you can be sure he’d head for Canada or somewhere similar. After all, when whining about Whitey is your bread and butter, you could hardly settle in a black country and watch your revenue stream dry up.

  81. Where is Flip Wilson when we really need him?

  82. countenance says: • Website

    You knew Ta wouldn’t let himself slip into irrelevance.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  83. ganderson says:
    @Bugg

    We called the 7 ouncers ‘ponies’

  84. ganderson says:
    @PaceLaw

    What was it Chris Rock said? “Books are like kryptonite to a n….”

  85. AndrewR says:
    @Charles St. Charles

    Shitlib whites get dopamine hits from writing like his.

    After UTR, an old pal from high school recommended I read TNC’s book. I responded, and this is an exact quote: “I’ve read enough of his work to know I wouldn’t read his book for anything less than a thousand dollars.”

    He immediately blocked me lmao

  86. AndrewR says:
    @Elli

    Regardless, blacks are conditioned from birth to assume any unpleasant interaction with a white person must be racism. The elevation of black supremacist thinking in the media contributes to this worldview, but the worldview would be thriving regardless. Many blacks lack the cognitive ability to understand that white people often have unpleasant interactions with other white people (and with blacks)

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  87. ganderson says:
    @AnotherDad

    The escalator would probably not be working.

  88. AndrewR says:
    @countenance

    “This Kendi kid can’t even write comic book plots. And that old white bitch is culturally appropriating my black supremacism.”

  89. @Wade Hampton

    d.1 (b) If people call you a racist not in jest, you look them straight in the eye and say “damn straight”.

    • LOL: Wade Hampton
  90. @JimB

    All true, but there’s no polite way out of this, Jim. I am living proof, haha!

  91. On a lark, I looked up Coates’ net worth. According to the celebrity net worth website (which seems to be reasonably legitimate, somehow, I guess) he’s worth $100 million.

    Could this be true?!

    https://www.celebworth.net/2019/01/how-much-money-does-ta-nehisi-coates.html

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  92. Arclight says:

    “Water Dancer?” Reading that I couldn’t help think of Game of Thrones (which TNC has undoubtedly read) and the character Syrio Forel who teaches Arya swordplay. Smells like appropriation to me.

    TNC isn’t as visible but he has a very solid foundation at this point to continue his hustle. Of course he isn’t ready to forgive America – if he did, he’d have nothing to say. I also had to laugh at his claims of getting deep into black poetry and writing to get into the property headspace. He’s really just a soft nerd, and I am guessing he spends most of his time with beloved comic books and fantasy novels, but he’s got to pretend he’s really into ‘conscious’ black literature.

    Kendi is going to flame out. He’s riding high right now, but he truly is just not very smart and is a one trick pony. TNC is not the intellectual he is made out to be, but he’s not stupid and obviously has other interests than outright race huckerism, so like his foray into comic book writing, he will be given a lot of opportunities to try different things when the producers want a veneer of racial righteousness.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  93. Aardvark says:
    @DextersLabRat

    Value Village version of Julianne Moore…

    That was rather generous of you.

  94. @clyde

    Jack Dorsey sez:

    Hey Ibram X. “Jar Jar Binks” Kendi:
    I donate to causes that’s trendy.
    Here’s a whole bunch of money
    In a sack made of gunny;
    Just ten million, nothing too spendy.

    • LOL: El Dato
  95. PSR says:

    These people may consider themselves “intellectuals” but their naivete and obsession with self is childlike.

  96. Dan says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    I expect Jeffrey Toobin will sign on as executive producer.

  97. @Kronos

    Ha, this made my day, in the grand tradition of “create your porn-star name” — a pet you’ve had and a street you’ve lived on, e.g. Pretzel Walnut

    • LOL: Kronos
  98. Now that celebrity libs can take a victory lap, the whole next year is going to seem like one big sickeningly self-congratulatory awards show

  99. @James Speaks

    The rap and hip-hop (not entirely sure of the differences, but anyway) that I hear at my gym have very few discernible rhymes. Mostly it’s gibberish and curse words, and often it’s not even a real human voice. The music producers mess with the voice tracks and come up with strange sounds and inflections. I have no idea who finds any of this “music” entertaining.

    I do appreciate your efforts, however. I intend to make up a silly rap for our Thanksgiving party about 2020, but I can’t decide if I should try to get any rhyming in it or not.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
  100. peterike says:
    @Elli

    I always figured his son was not merely dawdling on the escalator but back-stepping,

    Well yeah, because you can’t “dawdle” on an escalator in any way other than back-stepping. I don’t know what words Tennessee used to describe his Great Awakening to Toxic Whiteness moment, but if he said his son was “dawdling” then he’s full of shit. The kid was going the wrong way.

    Not that a young black child would EVER behave in such a way.

  101. @Some Guy

    “black bodies”

    Goddess Oprah and vacant Brad Pitt producing Tee-Hee’s literary masturbation project ensures it won’t turn a profit. HBO has a become a boutique black bodies space; they’ll dump it there if Netflix doesn’t outbid them.

  102. @Arclight

    “Kendi is going to flame out”

    Kendi doesn’t produce anything. He’s a hobgoblin; an inside joke courtesy of our dear demiurge. Tee-Hee actually creates things; the things may lack ideas and vitality but he’s carved out a market of self-hating whites so he’ll remain viable. And remember Tee-Hee is an entrepreneur: his Manzier company has been bought by Lex Wexner for an eight-figure sum. Tee-Hee has a great future. He deserves it.

  103. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    This is of course horrible – like we are all stepping off a cliff in a time machine and falling in to late 1980s Bonfire of the Vanities, race hustler Rev. (not) Al Sharpton Tawana Brawley rape hoax, Duke Lacrosse team rape hoax…. on to Ferguson MO and Saint Trayvon Martin BLM hoaxes.

    Before everyone just despairs and contemplates suicide, please understand we did eventual defeat all of these past BlackLiesMatter hate White people racist hoaxes.

    What is really needed is short, right to the point very VISUAL presentations of the truth- the Fake News media, lugenpresse, J/hate White people media monopoly always presents photos of the BLM martyrs when they are looking young and innocent like St. Trayvon Martin when he was a cute 12 year old instead of the photo of him posing with guns as a *$&$%@# Nigg***.

    Here is a photo that breaks the lie of the the latest BLM martyr Breonna Taylor. She’s posing with her drug gangster boyfriend threatening people with guns and calling themselves “Partners in Crime”.

    We need to get this photo and short explanation of her criminal actions, things like the police finding a dead body in her rent a car (her excuse was she lent it to her boyfriend and didn’t know what he was going to use it for)

    OK, please do not give up and lose hope – yeah, it looks terrible, but we’ve been through worse.

    Here’s the photo of BLM martyr Saint (not) Breonna Taylor.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8816249/Louisville-police-release-details-Taylor-investigation.html

    J Ryan
    Left Behind in Chicago

    • Replies: @El Dato
  104. @AnotherDad

    You’ll have no more deplorables on the escalator with your kid!

    Yup, the lack of escalators fixes that problem real quick.

    His underlying issue is, like all of them :

    It is hell having to live in a society superior in every way than the best you could achieve for yourself.

  105. @clyde

    It would be interesting to get a study funded to track down those “ratings”. Not to get all RussiaGate, but I wonder how many are ‘bots or otherwise fake. Like all those ballots suddenly just happening to swing to Biden. Remember, they always accuse YOU of what THEY are doing.

    Besides, it’s long been know that all those “tell all” books every Federal employee writes after being let go, Presidential memoirs, etc. are bought up en masse by the relevant think tanks and slush funds. It’s a way to generate “cred” as well as launder money.

  106. @Rob McX

    Your comment reminds me that once upon a time “right wingers” larped as Chestertonian aesthetes who were proud to know nothing of vulgar pop culture, a la Ignatius Reilly. You should read a wikipedia article on this thing called “jazz”.

  107. El Dato says:

    You have heard of Nazi Rock, but have you ever heard of Nigger Rock?

    Well, now you have:

    ‘Symbol of racism’: Wisconsin university to remove BOULDER from campus over 1925 local newspaper slur

    Unfortunately, in the 1920s, a common name for large and darkly colored boulders was the racial slur “n*****head.” Cementing the canceling of the Chamberlin rock is the fact that it was once referred to by this nickname in print in 1925 by the Wisconsin State Journal.

    THAT’S IT! EITHER THAT ROCK GOES OR WE GO! WE HAVE WAITED 100 YEARS!

    The student union is reportedly working on a solution with the university’s geoscience department, which says there is educational value in the rock which was carried by glaciers perhaps from as far north as Canada and later excavated from the site of Observatory Hill in the 1920s.

    It’s a native rock. Doesn’t matter. Rock on!

    (What if they find out how the Moon is really called? Are they going to nuke it using the US arsenal?)

  108. El Dato says:
    @anonymous

    The sad part:

    ‘It scared her [Breonna] to death. Me too, like who is that. I was honestly thinkin’ – because we been on and off together for like, seven years, or whatever… there was a guy that she was messin’ with or whatever throughout that time,’ Walker told investigators. ‘And he popped over there once before while I was there like a couple months ago. So that’s what I thought was goin’ on.’

    Nobody knows who is sleeping with whom just that they are all armed with lethal weapons and on hair trigger.

  109. El Dato says:
    @photondancer

    That’s the thing right? Any collection of dumbfuck gasbags can sign a letter and appoint themselves spokesperson of all the women as well as the public but why would anyone take those fools seriously?

    And why SHOULD and op-ed in the Grauniad “represent the view of the public”?

    Though it all makes sense once one see the Grauniad as the paper of the opinions the public is supposed to adopt.

  110. @Charles St. Charles

    Yes, to hear TNC interviewed (Charlie Rose, before the fall) is to utterly loathe him.

    Given such admirable choices, it would seem impossible to find anybody worse, but Miss D’Angelo is the worst of ALL Americans. My disgust at this bitch is unfathomable even to me.

    The other one I just hear quoted (also disgusting) but I don’t pay much attention to him.

    I am not sure why I watched d’Angelo preaching once, but it seemed somehow carnal when she said ‘every pore of my body is exuding white privilege’. She’s not really fat, but has ‘factory-town’ arms and gives the impression of weighing 11 stone. I don’t know if her audience knew what ‘exuded’ mean, but I don’t think the word ‘ask’ was in it. She’d never have pronounced it properly, even though it’s a lot harder to say than ‘ax’.

  111. @Polistra

    Dear Polistra, How should I address you in the future? Shall it be Mr., Ms or Mrs. Polistra, as I assume calling you Poli would be offensive. Just kidding, probably won’t respond to you again. And if the The Last Calvanist wasn’t offended, why are you? Don’t answer.

  112. @Jeremiah B Leonard

    According to…he’s worth $100 million.Could this be true

    Doubtful, since the the link itself says $5mm. Of course there are zero citations, so take that FWIW. I’m not sure how you concluded the website is “reasonably legitimate”. Usually when we have an idea of someone’s net worth its because they told us (politicians) or a huge part of it is holdings in publicly-traded companies that’s easy to check. Finding out the net worth of some run-of-the-mill guy like Coates would be difficult.

    Blacks tend to struggle with the concept that a big part of having “wealth” is “income not spent” so I’d be surprised if Sneezy has a net worth of $5mm (i.e. hasn’t blown whatever it was that Weirdo Dorsey gave him).

  113. The name “Ta-Nehisi” invariably brings this commercial to mind:

    It also scans with ayatollah, which was handy for parodies in 1979.

    Then there’s this, perhaps for Ta-Nehisi’s sister:

    • Replies: @iDeplorable
  114. Vanity Fair should be embarrassed to have such an ugly image on its cover. Amy Sherold is an untalented amateur who would never be taken seriously if she weren’t black and white people weren’t “woke”. She paints skin tones in shades of gray, because it’s hard to get skin tones just right. The clothes are in full color. And that’s all she ever paints, just “black bodies” in clothes, against a flat background. She copies from photographs, but the photos would have to be more interesting to look at than her stupid paintings. So what’s the point?

    • Replies: @El Dato
  115. @stillCARealist

    I wasn’t trying to emulate Rap, though your description of grunts and weird sounds seems apt. To me Rap sounds like the audial equivalent of a violent beating. I have had experience in classroom settings. When left to their own devices, white kids devolve into … white kids in a playground. Blacks under the age of majority (can’t really call them kids) devolve into a jungle. I am not kidding, they sound like wild animals with all the squeals and ooks, grunts and shouts. It is unpleasant to listen too.

    My faux poetry was meant to satirize the random vocalizations I once had the misfortune to hear from an “esteemed” Black professor of literature. I was the only one there not enthralled by his great literary prowess. Split soon after from the tall, beautiful, mindless blonde that was my date.

  116. @AndrewR

    Regardless, blacks are conditioned from birth to assume any unpleasant interaction with a white person must be racism. The elevation of black supremacist thinking in the media contributes to this worldview, but the worldview would be thriving regardless. Many blacks lack the cognitive ability to understand that white people often have unpleasant interactions with other white people (and with blacks).

    This is well put Andrew.

    But i think it is not fundamentally a question of cognitive ability–though that issue is certainly there for some blacks.

    I think the issue is fundamentally minoritarianism. Blacks have been propagandized for 50 years–along with the rest of us–that whitey is out to get them and all their problems stem from evil deplorable whitey oppressing them. And it is simply comforting to believe it.

    I don’t think the situation was the same in 1960. Blacks suffered much more actual discrimination, more opportunities closed off. And plenty were pissed about that. But there was more–i believe–more realism. Every negative interaction with whites wasn’t necessarily racial. (They had something closer to their own segregated but complete communities for comparison.) And there was much more striving toward essentially white norms.

    Minoritarianism is the death of any sort of realism.

  117. @Reg Cæsar

    Unlike your good comment on the “DIE consultant string”, this one is an example of the inane dreck that makes up the bulk of your thousands and thousands of comments. FFS man take up golf or something. If people don’t use the Commenters to Ignore its just more garbage to scroll past. Oh hey look another fifteen comments on one post by this jabbering, senile old woman.

    An off-topic post with a link to two youtube videos…possibly the stupidest, unfunny comment of your more than 29,000 comments. Over 1.6 MILLION words! 95% of which are off-topic and unfunny. What the hell is wrong with you?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @anon
  118. guest says:
    @James O'Meara

    They’re not Nazis, but the Sunny Gang is allowed to be mildly racist. As when they’re dropped off in a truly dangerous black neighborhood and instead of going to a kindly-looking elderly black man for directions out they ask the only white person in sight. Who happens to be a threatening bum holding a pistol.

  119. guest says:
    @Elli

    I used to play around on empty escalators as a dangerous youth. Specifically by sliding down the middle. They install impediments to ruin that fun these days.

    The outrage of your Genius Coateses falls on deaf (or def?) ears in my case. For I despise dawdlers. I in fact despise people who stand still on escalators. Move, you cows!

    They’re not amusement park rides. You’re supposed to climb them.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  120. guest says:
    @Change that Matters

    Are there even gonna be any Oscars again?

    Or will they honor theoretical black movies through the mail?

  121. @iDeplorable

    You can always ask Ron to ban me. His bloggers such as Steve have the ability to delete a commenter’s entire œuvre with a push of the button. Or you can take it up with the enablers– those who keep hitting the Agree, Thanks, LOL, and Reply buttons for me. [Thx, guys.]

    The name “Ta-Nehisi” is itself inane, and no one bearing it willingly can have anything serious to say. Therefore, inanity is very much on-topic. The title of Steve’s post signals it is meant as a joke.

    Why can’t Coates use a normal American name like, say, Dickran Gobalian?

  122. El Dato says:
    @the one they call Desanex

    Dunno, looks ok to me. Not expecting Michelangelo.

  123. Chu says:

    This video isn’t racist!

    Imagine white folk saying black people smell and are the best violent criminals…

    • Replies: @Curle
    , @Gary in Gramercy
  124. Anon[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Barnard

    A screenplay is a very specific kind of writing where it helps to have experience. You have to decide what to include and what to omit. You often have to combine characters to prevent things from becoming too confusing. You have to get information across visually or indirectly or you end up with a voiceover. You have to know how to handle the pacing for a movie.

    Especially for an autobiographical work, having the author adapt it is a bad idea. In the end unnamed script doctors are going to shitcan most of what he writes anyway. I can only assume that he is leveraging his ownership of the material to get the screenwriting credit, and the studio thought “glass half full, at least he doesn want to direct … or act.”

  125. @DextersLabRat

    Julianne Moore who has tried the Buchenwald Diet.

  126. Don’t count out Janaya Khan, either:

    Khan was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. They received a Bachelor of Arts from York University, graduating with an honours degree in English language and literature. Khan currently resides in Los Angeles serving as program director for Color Of Change and as a speaker with Keppler Speakers Bureau. They are married to Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janaya_Khan

    Isn’t polygamy illegal in California? Despite the many Mormons and Persians?

    Are they– all 2 or 3 of them– going to meet with the Harris-Biden administration? After all, America just voted resoundingly for critical race studies and reparations. Their come has thyme time has come.

    Overcome!

    They– the couple/throuple– support “LGBTQ rights”. As in, Let’s Get Beyond Thorny Questions.

    Khan, Kahn… what’s the difference? Freakin’ Semites all.

  127. anon[391] • Disclaimer says:
    @iDeplorable

    What the hell is wrong with you?

    Perhaps his wife is relieved by his presence here, and encourages him to spend as much time poasting as possible? Whatever the reason, the life of Car Grease is obviously centered on trolling the Unz comments sections.

  128. Anon7 says:

    OT: Meanwhile, self-declared President-elect Biden gets a message from BLM, something about a bill coming due?

    “Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors requested a meeting with the Biden/Harris team last week to discuss the movement’s agenda and lay out expectations for the forthcoming administration.”

  129. Curle says:
    @Chu

    This is Grade A propaganda. Leaves you to infer this is an representative response to the question. Includes no verifiable statements. These folks know their stuff.

  130. @Chu

    Surprise! Not one numinous one said, “reason, logic and abstract thought.”

    “Casseroles”?

    If I’m ever interviewed for a similar video about blacks, I’ll be sure to give them full credit for the Super Soaker.

  131. MEH 0910 says:

    https://www.unz.com/author/scot-olmstead/

    In the end, it appears inarguable that Trump erred when he forsook the Sailer Strategy for the Kushner Strategy—or, as Takimag’s brilliant David Cole calls it, “The Failer Strategy.”

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  132. MEH 0910 says:

    (Parody/Spoof) Battleship Potemkin / The Untouchables / Naked Gun 33 1/3 stairs scene

    ******

    Side-by-side comparison: The Untouchables (1987) vs. The Naked Gun 33 1/3 (1994)

    A side-by-side comparison of the staircase scene from The Untouchables (1987) and the parody of the same scene in The Naked Gun 33 1/3 (1994). Content has been edited to match elements in both films, as the Naked Gun parody is much shorter than the original work. (Clips from both films are used here for nonprofit educational purposes only.)

    ******

    The Odessa Steps and Its Descendants Redux

    One of the most famous sequences in movie history and some of the many sequences it has either directly or indirectly inspired.

  133. Truth says:
    @James Speaks

    Rhyming “introduction” with “fascination?”

    Very impressive, Old Sport.

    I can imagine the ensuing bidding war between Death Row Records and Universal for your services now.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
  134. @guest

    They’re not amusement park rides. You’re supposed to climb them.

    Just an observation but I’ve noticed blacks tend to avoid using stairs if elevators or escalators are an option. Eons ago I worked in the Pentagon for a couple of years. The Pentagon was rushed to completion at the start of WW2 and doesn’t have passenger elevators – though it does have freight elevators (I don’t know if they were installed during construction or later).

    I noticed the black civilian staff (mostly but not entirely female) would walk long distances in the halls in order to access these elevators (located in the innermost of 5 rings), rather than just walk up a couple flights of much closer stairs.

    I alerted a colleague to this observation and he began paying attention as well. One day he spent his lunch break sitting where he could observe the freight elevators and he said the number of black women coming and going carrying nothing that could be construed as freight was pretty funny, easily 90% of total riders using them.

    Look for it sometime in places like outdoor malls, etc. Its one of those things that once you see it, you can’t unsee it.

  135. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

  136. Hope the first all-black NFL ref crew calls ’em straighter than some of those inner city polling places

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2020/11/19/nfls-first-all-black-officiating-crew-strong-statement-2020/3769351001/

  137. “They need two act more like People of a Color and be peaceful”

    Why doesn’t that work on the streets of Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, DC, Philadelphia, Oakland, etc. etc. etc.

    p.s. And I thought the “two” was very telling.

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