Oh John Carroll

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This is great. Cord Jefferson for Gawker:

As I said, I know a lot of whites don’t want to hear this kind of tough talk. But as an American of color who considers himself an ally to the white community, I’m just tired of seeing young, belligerent white people disgrace themselves year after year at surfing events, horse racing infields, and Ivy League campuses. Whites in America have been out from under their European ancestors’ boot heels for centuries; California specifically outlawed preferences for nonwhites in state hiring and education nearly two decades ago. So being “oppressed” is no longer an excuse for behavior like this. How long must we wait for the white community to get its act together?

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I’m amazed that I have to write the words “in defense of George Saunders,” but Adrian Chen wrote a stupid piece for Gawker (so stupid that I won’t even bother linking to it), so Kevin McFarland knocked the ball off the tee for AV Club.

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