The Podcast #14: A Gun in Every Black Pot.

This week, Monica, Jamelle, Nicole and Joel discuss the aftermath of the horrific shooting in Tucson, Ariz., and Amy Chua’s argument for “Chinese mothering.”

Listen to the podcast here on the blog (and subscribe on iTunes). Click once to play, click again to download. (Some salty language.)

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Great Literature. Bad History.

“The Daily Show” senior black correspondent Larry Wilmore covers Jim’s absurd literary promotion from nigger to slave:

Did anyone know prior to this clip that CBS aired a TV movie version of the book in 1955 that completely eliminated Jim and slavery from the story? Consider my mind buh-lown.

For sure, that’s some [...]

Random Midday Hotness: You’ve Got Three Minutes.

3 Minutes from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

Haiti, One Year Later.

via The Big Picture.

Today marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Conservative estimates put the number of dead around 92,000 — more than three percent of Haiti’s entire population. Though luminaries like Bill Clinton have hoped that Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, [...]

Reason Is What Separates Us From the Animals.

James McWilliams is spouting nonsense again.

In an earlier piece, McWilliams makes the argument that no matter how meat is raised, eating it is bad – essentially, we should all be vegan. Only, McWilliams dances around his veganism and never unequivocally cops to it. Apparently, being vegan in no way makes you biased [...]

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h/t Kiana Danielle.

Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup: Guns Down.

For those who don’t embrace Second Amendment remedies, it’s really hard to argue with the fact that if more people had more guns at that Tucson grocery store Saturday, more people could have been shot.

And guess which state ranks really high in firearms death rate per 100,000? You probably won’t be surprised.

Not really [...]

The Dynamism of “Nigger.”

The decision by New South, an Alabama publisher, to excise “nigger” from its editions of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — it’s being replaced with “slave” — has been (rightly) knocked as a heavy-handed attempt to sanitize our history. It’s probably fitting that “nigger” is at the center of this brouhaha, since no other [...]