May 15, 2016

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

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World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury”€”previously featured in these pages for making racist, sexist, and homophobic comments”€”is back in the news again for criticizing trannies and homosexuals and bestiality and pornography and gang rape of the elderly. His comments were made during a meandering hour-long video purportedly taped by his uncle at training camp.

But it is his comments about Jewish power that will earn the champ the holy wrath of the Elders of Zion:

Everyone just do what you can, listen to the government follow everybody like sheep, be brainwashed by all the Zionist, Jewish people who own all the banks, all the papers, all the TV stations. Be brainwashed by them all.

Fury may be the world’s most truly anti-Semitic heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling.

Emojis”€”yes, we know the plural is also “emoji,” but it just doesn’t sound right”€”are those interplanetarily annoying little smiley faces and thumbs-up and kitten heads that are rapidly replacing the English language on social media. A recent essay in The Atlantic ponders the odd phenomenon that ever since Apple racially diversified the standard array of emojis last year, only one out of five emoji-users chooses the lightest skin tone. Despite the fact that whites”€”for the time being”€”remain a majority of Americans, four of every five Americans goes yellow, brown, or black when picking an emoji.

Author Andrew McGill asked some friends and associates why this might be the case:

The folks I talked to before writing this story said it felt awkward to use an affirmatively white emoji; at a time when skin-tone modifiers are used to assert racial identity, proclaiming whiteness felt uncomfortably close to displaying “€œwhite pride,”€ with all the baggage of intolerance that carries. At the same time, they said, it feels like co-opting something that doesn”€™t exactly belong to white people”€”weren”€™t skin-tone modifiers designed so people of color would be represented online?

Ever since our Neanderthal ancestors wandered out of the caves, white people have never been more confused than they are right now.


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