Vox Media is the hottest thing in Internet these days. Back in July, Vox.com, the media conglomerate’s open-source blog for rising high school seniors who spend their free periods in the library, announced a series of job openings, including “race and identity editor” and “staff writer, foreign.”
Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, who previously served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, hosted problematic racist Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington R******s, at the governor’s mansion this past week. The event was documented on the HBO show “Hard Knocks.”
Does Hillary Clinton have a racism problem? Some people think so. At the very least, Ryan Cooper writes in The Week, it’s strange that Hillary is getting so much praise from groups like the #BlackLivesMatter movement for simply telling them what they want to hear right now, especially in light of the problematic racist undertones of her 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama:
Many of the demands posed by activists focus on rhetorical gestures of support and solidarity (a notable feature of the Netroots confrontation last weekend). But this raises this issue of trust: A very charming, cynical person could simply promise support using the right words, win the election, then forget all about it.
Does the Hillary Clinton of 2008 sound like someone who’s genuinely committed to the cause of racial justice? If she has changed her views, now would be a good time to explain.
Earlier this week, Star Trek nerd icon and Clinton Foundation donor George Takei unleashed a verbal tirade against African-American Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, calling the prominent legal scholar a “clown in blackface” who “does not belong on the Supreme Court” because he is “a disgrace to America.” (And, presumably, because Thomas is black.)