In what seemed to at least one observer as a rare moment in which a guest commentator "overloaded the circuits of the corporate media robots," Princeton University professor of religion and African studies Eddie Glaude Jr. on Monday evening struck a notably impassioned tone as he interrupted another guest during an MSNBC roundtable discussion of the Israeli massacre of unarmed protesters that had taken place earlier in the day to remind viewers that while some may want to talk horse-race politics, it's also important to stop and recognize that actual people—in this case Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds—were gunned down in cold blood by IDF snipers. Read more.
A white man shares publicly that a group of Black Harvard graduates “look like gang members to me” and claims he would have said the same of white people dressed similarly. A white physician mistakes a Black physician for a janitor and says it was an honest mistake. A white woman asks to touch a Black classmate’s hair, is scolded for doing so and sulks, “I was just curious.” Read more.