Wednesday, December 18, 2013
But Racism Is Over in USA, Right, GOPers?
Pleasantville is a rather nice little town over in Westchester, about half an hour across the bridge from my home. Among other things, it houses the coolest movie theater/society outside New York, the Jacob Burns Center, where we visit often and where I have even given a talk about Kurosawa. Anyway, it's not the sort of town where you'd expect a raging racist cop to feel so comfortable about his bias that he would post at Facebook under the name Coon Trapper and called President Obama a "Commie Muslim" and wonder why he's still alive. "Go die in a shallow grave," he instructed the president. Now he's been suspended. But so much for the end-of-racism meme.
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