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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 06:18
Over the weekend, some awful human beings decided to dress up like Ray Rice -- blackface paint and all -- and poke fun at his brutal assault on his then-fiance, Janay, that got him kicked out of the NFL. Here's one that appeared on TMZ:
October 26, 2014 October 26, 2014
Janay Rice, the woman at the center of the controversy, spoke out on Twitter:
.@TMZ it's sad, that my suffering amuses others-- Janay Rice (@JanayRice) October 22, 2014
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 06:18
Mindy Kaling is a 35-year-old Indian-American writer and creator of the hit show "The Mindy Project." Malala Yousafzai is a 17-year-old Pakastani activist who just won a Nobel Peace Prize for championing girls' education. They're not the same person. But the New York Times unearthed an embarassing episode from this month's New Yorker Festival:
As she stood by the banquettes, a tipsy man in his 80s cornered her and showered her with compliments, apparently mistaking her for Malala Yousafzai. "Congratulations on your Nobel Prize," he said, before expressing wonder at how well she had recovered from Taliban gunshots.
Ms. Kaling was speechless. "Did he really think I'm Malala?" she said when he was safely out of sight. "And that if I were, I'd be at the Boom Boom Room?"
Still, she thought it was pretty funny: "That's the best thing that's happened all night."
But, you know, this sorta thing happens all the time. Casual racism -- guess there's not much to do but laugh it off, right?
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 06:05
Here's what I'm reading up this lovely Monday morning:
- After essentially defying scientific wisdom, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo changes course on mandatory quarantines for Ebola health aid workers returning from West Africa.
- The nurse who was placed in a quarantine isolation tent, Kaci Hickox, now says that she's suing because her civil rights were violated.
- Speaking of civil rights violations, the family of Thomas Eric Duncan wonders why more wasn't done to save his life.
- Gia Soriano, who was shot by Jaylen Fryberg in a school rampage on Friday, has died.
- The captain who abandoned a sinking ferry in South Korea, leaving more than 300 people--mostly school kids--to die, may face the death penalty.
- Ukraine's pro-EU parties take the lead.
- Defense contractors are still making a pretty penny from a failed Army intelligence program.
- It was bad, or maybe it wasn't so bad, that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women not to ask for raises--and Rick Smith mansplains why.
- #TaintedMeat trends after last night's episode of "The Walking Dead" (warning: spoilers!).
- A noninvasive home colon screening test debuts today.
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