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On On the Affirmative Action Ban in Michigan

@sammysayalot Agreed, thanks Jia. I spent some time in Ann Arbor and found it, like Boston, to be extremely self-segregated and, like Boston, full of liberal whites who were concerned about racial prejudice and their own privilege, but had virtually no friends or colleagues of color. There exists a tacit frustration in this dynamic; these white people, well-meaning to a fault, WANTED friends and colleagues of color and were very self-conscious about their lack thereof. Meanwhile, a lot of white Michigan natives who are otherwise progressive liberals, have come to loathe affirmative action in the same way they've come to loathe the UAW. Michigan is a bizarre state.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:45 am 1

On Friday Open Thread

Putting the plants outside!

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm 1

On Late Show With Not A Man

Do people like Sarah Silverman? I thought her show was great.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 11:56 am 1

On Friday Open Thread

I've been in this Olympics/Ukraine haze for days. Has anything happened outside of Eastern Europe lately?

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm 0

On Only 0.3% of People in China Report Having Ever Smoked Weed

My cousin makes 3435332 yuan per week smoking weed at home in China. At first I didn't think this was possible but then I clicked a link in a comment section and now I'm facing execution.

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:05 pm 0

On Wikipedia Lists for the Year of the Horse

Really hoping there isn't an on-track euthanization in the Derby this year. That always puts a damper on the party and makes me drink three juleps too many.

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 11:50 am 0

On This Week's Shero

Badass

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 11:47 am 0

On 20 Songs by Women that Will Turn 20 in 2014

@madge oh i like you

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 4:50 pm 2

On 20 Songs by Women that Will Turn 20 in 2014

@madge this is one of those rumors that can never be proven or disproven and it doesn't matter. That album is so damn good. I found pieces of Jennifer's body just the other day.

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm 0

On 20 Songs by Women that Will Turn 20 in 2014

Say what you will about Courtney Love, but Live Through This is fucking incredible. Also, if we're giving Hole the entire album, I ask the same treatment for Sonic Youth's Experimental Jetset Trash and No Star. Fucking. Incredible.

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm 5