But I can recommend that you read it.
And I can recommend that, regardless of your race, you take a moment to look at people like Ed Shultz and wonder why they think this is allowed? Why they think they can lie and distort and it's okay because they're 'helping' someone?
I don't know who they thinking they're helping.
Dumbing down our side doesn't encourage future generations, does it?
Making a mockery of real racism (and Shultz's lies do make a mockery of very real racism) does no favor for those of us who are and have been the victims of racism.
But the next time you hear Shultz or someone else go off on racism, start calling others racist, ask yourself a few questions.
1) Are the remarks/commentaries accurate?
2) Are we being told the truth or enraged for another reason?
3) Does this person ever attempt to address race at any time other than when he or she screams racism at his or her political enemies?
I never really got what Somerby meant about the press not caring about Black children until this week. This week, it clicked. (He's referring to the refusal to cover the issues effecting inner city schools and instead result to generic 'reporting' of test scores without attempting to illuminate them. And how this issue -- inner city schools -- isn't one that our brave voices rush to illuminate.)
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"