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Even Intentional Racists Hate That Godawful Brad Paisley Song

Despite Arista Nashville’s commendable efforts to remove any trace of that straight from the necronomicon Brad Paisley/LL Cool J song, the soundtrack for post-racialism failure remains as a permanent stain on our collective memory. Our corporate musical overlords might have done their best to remove the acute threat that the song posed to our ears, but sadly the infectious stupidity of the piece found its hosts in bored writers who decided to shovel loads of undeserved praise on Mr. Paisley for approaching the difficult subject of racism and white privilege with the precision and grace of relatives you “forget” to friend on Facebook. But lost in the shuffle of those of us laughing hysterically at Paisley or coming up with creative ways to shame him out of the music business forever are the real victims of racism: actual intentional racists. These poor (white) men may have been down for so long they don’t know what up is, but even they realize that the song was fucking terrible. They just happen to blame different people for its putridity. Read more on Even Intentional Racists Hate That Godawful Brad Paisley Song…
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Texas College Republican Would So Get an ‘A’ in Racist Twitter Poetry

Aw, yet another awful tweet about Barack Obama from the second president of the U of Texas College Republicans in as many months. (The first one was from that other popular genre of Republican poetry, “assassination jokes.”) The group’s current president, Cassie Wright, has even twatted out her thoughts in an adorable rhyme format! Maybe if “college education” doesn’t work out so well for Cassie, she can write racist children’s books? Read more on Texas College Republican Would So Get an ‘A’ in Racist Twitter Poetry…
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Ohio Woman Says ‘Whites Only’ Pool Sign She Put Up Merely ‘Historical’

What are the racist loonballs up to in …let’s see, Ohio this time? Sure, why not give Arizona a quick break? Antiques-collecting landlord lady Jamie Hein of Cincinnati is apparently the sort of person who came to mind when someone wanted to gift a 1931 sign from Alabama that reads “Public Swimming Pool, White Only.” Luckily enough, she found a perfect place to hang it! On the gate to her pool, right after the African-American daughter of one of her tenants went swimming in it. No big deal, she said, because “I’m not a bad person. I don’t have any problem with race at all. It’s a historical sign.” HMMM. Isn’t “history” more like the precise reason why this was a bad idea? Read more on Ohio Woman Says ‘Whites Only’ Pool Sign She Put Up Merely ‘Historical’…