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July 29, 2016


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Dara Purvis

I had the exact reaction as the audience, but I'm definitely in the Clinton camp already. When I was in law school, many of my nonwhite friends complained about how professors confused all the black women in our class. As a professor, I take pains to learn the names of the nonwhite students as quickly as possible - obviously I don't want to call any student by the wrong name, but there is a different valence to it when the student is nonwhite.


A different "valence" indeed. What a nice way of putting it.

Yes, all whites should definitely be disparaged as racists (express or implicit), treated with less respect, and ignored when not being expressly punished for their "privilege" or shamed. Professors don't confuse all students names, and some students do not jump to conclusions, ever, when it happens to them. (Just look at the stats on officer involved killing, the recent Harvard study, etc. Same issue.)

As for Kareem, anyone who knows, over the years, would not find his "joke" remarkable or unusual. It meant nothing to anyone, and will have no impact on anyone, other than the partisans and cheerleaders who applaud such things because they are projecting hate not avoiding it.


OMG anon. My face is red for you, as you cannot see how embarrassingly clueless you are.

Enrique Guerra Pujol

For what it's worth, I've heard that Kareem is a real jerk in person.



That's what I was alluding to by : "As for Kareem, anyone who knows, over the years, would not find his "joke" remarkable or unusual."

Last night, I can't remember whether it was Brian Williams, or one of the other obsequious toadies on MSNBC who declared that he could think of NOTHING about the DNC that could have better, explaining that it was basically PERFECT in every way.

That is what Lubet and others on this blog project by their story selection and their uncritical stance toward the Party

This is so disturbing, because their seeming ignorance of the hypocrisy they endorse demonstrates that intellectual honesty, claimed so often by the Party to condemn all those who do not swallow the Party line whole, is a mirage when it comes to zealots.

At least in the party of the Evil Ones, there is enough integrity in the leaders to reject a nominee, even at the potential cost of an election.

You'd never see that among this group. They can't bring themselves to admit even the most obvious truths.


"such and admired" person? The overwhelming majority of people probably have no idea who he is. Unless you are of a certain age or a bb fan....



The whole post is reeking with statements that could only be made and believed by persons isolated in a very tightly sealed bubble, into which no information about the real world is permitted.

"a scathing jab at Donald Trump," "Like most good jokes," "The joke also worked," "a much admired figure," "For maximum impact, it had to be delivered with a slight tone of regret" "My sense is that the joke was extremely effective in further "defining" Trump in a negative light," etc.

Lubet just loved it. Let's pause.

Kareem basically played on the "white people think we all look alike" meme, i.e., white people are racists. A comment above validated that inference.

Sure, Steve might respond that Kareem was just talking about Trump. Sure. Sure.

What Lubet and others who share his views consistently miss is the way they consistently miss their own hypocrisy.

This "joke" wasn't funny and will have ZERO effect. None.

But, enjoy it, Steve! It's so fun to malign and hate others, isn't it? And to believe that your representative has done so in a clever manner? You are sooooo different from Trump supporters. So different! Didn't you just love the endless repetition about how mean and divisive Trump is?

Oh, and by the way, Steve, did you wipe away a tear when all the stuff about "one America" was delivered so convincingly?

Are the self righteous self righteous because they actually are better than everyone else who doesn't adhere exactly to their dogma? Or, because they just think so?



How Trumpian a response.

See how that works? Partisans and cheerleaders applaud comments like yours because they are projecting hate not avoiding it.

anon 2

I'm not a fan of either Trump or Clinton. The joke comes off as strange to me. Trump's racism against blacks hasn't been a central theme against him, has it? I haven't seen it come up that much. I'd more understand a joke related to his views against Hispanics or Muslims. So the joke for me just seems strange (although not enraging).


KAJ and DJT are good buddies.

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