For those wondering what Pharrell said: basically that we should be talking more about the alleged robbery Brown committed beforehand, and that Brown shouldn't have walked down the middle of the street. » 2/08/15 11:54pm 2/08/15 11:54pm

The link between birth weight and adult weight or amount of weight gained in pregnancy is tenuous at best. Petite women give birth to 10+ pound babies all the time. Overweight women regularly have babies that are 6-7 pounds and perfectly healthy. Babies are not adults. A 14 pound newborn is not automatically unhealthy. » 2/07/15 3:38pm 2/07/15 3:38pm

O'Reilly seems to focus on Colbert not being able to compete with the Jimmys because Colbert's humor (as evidenced on the Report) is too liberal. I think Colbert will tone the political commentary down somewhat, but I also think the reason they chose Colbert is that they hoped he would bring his younger audience with… » 1/27/15 12:12pm 1/27/15 12:12pm

No one likes being labeled as a racist. No one likes criticism, period.

I am a white ally. I try to listen more than talk. I try to talk when I notice none of my white friends are talking. I try to acknowledge that, to quote LeVar Burton, they shouldn't just take my word for it - they should pay attention to the black… » 12/18/14 2:19pm 12/18/14 2:19pm

While blatant, violent racism still exists, it is far less prevalent today, but subtle racism has not changed much over the decades. Distrust of black people is a major part of modern racism. As Cox points out, we have implicit, unconscious biases that manifest in a myriad of ways. Studies have shown that these more… » 12/18/14 1:11pm 12/18/14 1:11pm

TV fathers letting us down left and right. It might be a stretch, but there is something about holding the ultimate patriarchal position in pop culture while at the same time abusing all the privilege that comes with it while in private that makes Cosby's and Collins's actions all the more disgusting. It is the gender… » 12/17/14 3:23pm 12/17/14 3:23pm

Victims are rarely perfect people, like the rest of us. However, their flaws do not justify the violence perpetrated against them. In this case, "progressives" (a.k.a., empathetic people) know that Mike Brown's theft does not mean he deserved to be shot down, just like Cosby's victims, even though they waited a long… » 11/26/14 12:58pm 11/26/14 12:58pm

I don't think Abraham's family died? From what I recall of the flashbacks, Abe's wife and kids saw him kill a man who was threatening them, and his wife and kids became afraid of him. That's why they weren't there when Abraham woke up, and left the "Don't look for us" note. Right?

If I am remembering correctly, then… » 11/11/14 4:03pm 11/11/14 4:03pm

This reads to me more as athletic smacktalk than fat shaming. My grandfather would say similar things to my brother (baseball, wrestling) and me (track and field, softball) about getting "soft" or off our game, and we would dish it right back to him. » 11/04/14 7:28pm 11/04/14 7:28pm