I Can’t Stop Talking About Race (or Maybe I Just Won’t)

@JessicaGottlieb Happens to me all the timeā€¦unless I'm dressed up in a damn suit. — 1680PR (@1680PR) July 18, 2013 I was with a girlfriend earlier today and we talked about Trayvon Martin and what it means to be a young black man in America. Typically I’d refer to him as African American but my friend uses the term black and I’ll appropriate it here. My friend describes herself as multiracial, she’s used the term half blackĀ in other conversations. I’m sure, though, that people describing her would describe her as …

Tragiblogging

Last week was a new low for the mommybloggers. There was a tragedy in New York where two children were murdered, the details really don’t matter that much because it could have been any tragedy on any given week. It just needed to be a tragedy of a certain sort. The victim needed to be a rich white family. Babies die, children are murdered, there are wars happening right now and oh, by the way if you live in a poor part of Los Angeles like Compton there’s a pretty …

For Allyson: Dr. Christopher Thomas Thompson guilty

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury on Monday found Dr. Christopher Thomas Thompson guilty of assaulting cyclists by abruptly stopping his car in front of them on a hilly Los Angeles County road last year. The assault case of Dr. Christopher Thompson in a Los Angeles court room has come to an end. It ended with Dr. Thompson guilty of all seven counts. He is being held without bail until sentencing. The counts are: 01 23105(A) VC RECKLESS DRIVING CAUSNG INJURY 02 243(D) PC BATTERY W/SERIOUS BODILY INJ 03 243(D) …

Walmart Once Again Bungles, Offends and Alienates

I don’t hate Sam Walton, I don’t hate jobbers or discounts or international trade. I don’t even hate many lawyers. I hate when corporations jump through hoops to set up faux social media (social media includes listening) in order to reach out to everywoman and then they trample us. Literally. There is only one thing for Walmart to do at this point in time. Apologize. There’s a dead man and his father had to bury him. Yes, a father buried a son so that someone could get a flat screen …