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2021-11-29 5:02:48 PM  
Black student athlete Tony Humphrey said he withdrew from Iona Preparatory School

If I were black, I'd never go to a place where the phrase "Iona black student" could be said by administrators. Now Iona-Dhildo? That would be totally acceptable.
 
2021-11-29 6:52:56 PM  
Next, he asked the only Jewish student, "How did you get so good at hiding?"
 
2021-11-29 8:59:05 PM  
There is only one person leaving Iona, and he doesn't play football.
 
2021-11-29 9:03:26 PM  

koder: Black student athlete Tony Humphrey said he withdrew from Iona Preparatory School

If I were black, I'd never go to a place where the phrase "Iona black student" could be said by administrators. Now Iona-Dhildo? That would be totally acceptable.


The other day...I asked my girlfriend if we could rename my step-daughter Ineeda Scotch. Still sleeping in my own bed.

/ my girlfriend, who is not Canadian and you might know her, laughed
 
2021-11-29 9:12:48 PM  
It's Westchester. They have some MAGA in there.
 
2021-11-29 9:20:18 PM  
Walkout?

How about "We won't return while Bernard Mahoney still has a job"?

AFAIK, private school personnel don't get the protections of public school teachers.
 
2021-11-29 9:20:19 PM  
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2021-11-29 9:21:51 PM  

jaivirtualcard: It's Westchester. They have some MAGA in there.


"Aint nuthin' gon' happen".
 
2021-11-29 9:22:52 PM  
Iona Prep, huh? My first guess was Fordham Prep, but this makes sense too.
 
2021-11-29 9:29:27 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Next, he asked the only Jewish student, "How did you get so good at hiding?"


Damn you for making me laugh.
 
2021-11-29 9:30:21 PM  
When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.
 
2021-11-29 9:40:25 PM  
Humphrey told News 12 the comment was made by asisstant athletic director

Use a damn spellchecker before you rush out the story.
 
2021-11-29 9:40:58 PM  
And Winner of the Most Unfortunate Ellipsis Award goes to *drumroll*

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2021-11-29 9:46:36 PM  
Bernard Mahoney was already retired and serving as his son's assistant, so he must have been all out of farks to give and let his racist flag fly.

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.


Iona Prep is a Catholic college prep school, so it only takes students who pass its entrance exam and who can pony up the $18,750 annual tuition. Although a Catholic school curriculum is much more rigorous than public school and turns out graduates better fitted for university than your average public school, the trouble with Catholic education is that these schools were originally intended to benefit the children of the parish regardless of income, but over time they became enclosures of the well-heeled elite.
 
2021-11-29 9:53:41 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Bernard Mahoney was already retired and serving as his son's assistant, so he must have been all out of farks to give and let his racist flag fly.

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.

Iona Prep is a Catholic college prep school, so it only takes students who pass its entrance exam and who can pony up the $18,750 annual tuition. Although a Catholic school curriculum is much more rigorous than public school and turns out graduates better fitted for university than your average public school, the trouble with Catholic education is that these schools were originally intended to benefit the children of the parish regardless of income, but over time they became enclosures of the well-heeled elite.


The Catholic Church likes to indulge the rich.
 
2021-11-29 9:59:11 PM  

Nurglitch: BorgiaGinz: Bernard Mahoney was already retired and serving as his son's assistant, so he must have been all out of farks to give and let his racist flag fly.

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.

Iona Prep is a Catholic college prep school, so it only takes students who pass its entrance exam and who can pony up the $18,750 annual tuition. Although a Catholic school curriculum is much more rigorous than public school and turns out graduates better fitted for university than your average public school, the trouble with Catholic education is that these schools were originally intended to benefit the children of the parish regardless of income, but over time they became enclosures of the well-heeled elite.

The Catholic Church likes to indulge the rich.


Seems like that would cause a schism in their community over time...
 
2021-11-29 10:03:23 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Next, he asked the only Jewish student, "How did you get so good at hiding?"


And he answered, "From reading about Helen Keller"
 
2021-11-29 10:12:47 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Bernard Mahoney was already retired and serving as his son's assistant, so he must have been all out of farks to give and let his racist flag fly.

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.

Iona Prep is a Catholic college prep school, so it only takes students who pass its entrance exam and who can pony up the $18,750 annual tuition. Although a Catholic school curriculum is much more rigorous than public school and turns out graduates better fitted for university than your average public school, the trouble with Catholic education is that these schools were originally intended to benefit the children of the parish regardless of income, but over time they became enclosures of the well-heeled elite.


Your comment doesn't seem far from the truth. I attended high school at a local Catholic school, and tuition was roughly $3,000/year - something that was at least achievable for many families.

I recently looked and saw that the same school I attended is now just shy of $17,000 a year, not counting the mandatory $1,000 iPad fee. I find that ridiculous. It's no longer a place that could easily be attended by "middle class" families.
 
2021-11-29 10:13:55 PM  
The Farkservatives will be along any second now.

Will the first excuse be:

1) "He's making it up because he didn't like the school" OR

2) "I'm withholding judgement until I see the whole tape". OR

3) "People are just too easily offended these days!"
 
2021-11-29 10:17:48 PM  
I grew up nearby. We all called it "Iona Perp." It was basically juvie for rich white kids.
 
2021-11-29 10:18:23 PM  

ongbok: OtherLittleGuy: Next, he asked the only Jewish student, "How did you get so good at hiding?"

And he answered, "From reading about Helen Keller"


"She's in the attic!"
/runs away
 
2021-11-29 10:24:03 PM  

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.


Poors?
 
2021-11-29 10:27:10 PM  

G. Tarrant: BorgiaGinz: Bernard Mahoney was already retired and serving as his son's assistant, so he must have been all out of farks to give and let his racist flag fly.

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.

Iona Prep is a Catholic college prep school, so it only takes students who pass its entrance exam and who can pony up the $18,750 annual tuition. Although a Catholic school curriculum is much more rigorous than public school and turns out graduates better fitted for university than your average public school, the trouble with Catholic education is that these schools were originally intended to benefit the children of the parish regardless of income, but over time they became enclosures of the well-heeled elite.

Your comment doesn't seem far from the truth. I attended high school at a local Catholic school, and tuition was roughly $3,000/year - something that was at least achievable for many families.

I recently looked and saw that the same school I attended is now just shy of $17,000 a year, not counting the mandatory $1,000 iPad fee. I find that ridiculous. It's no longer a place that could easily be attended by "middle class" families.


But see, if everyone got vouchers, then they could.....raise tuition even more!
 
2021-11-29 10:29:46 PM  
So he resigned?
He's probably at a bar right now with his red hat telling everyone how it sucks to have to be so PC all the time in this liberal world.
 
2021-11-29 10:38:40 PM  

Nurglitch: BorgiaGinz: Bernard Mahoney was already retired and serving as his son's assistant, so he must have been all out of farks to give and let his racist flag fly.

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.

Iona Prep is a Catholic college prep school, so it only takes students who pass its entrance exam and who can pony up the $18,750 annual tuition. Although a Catholic school curriculum is much more rigorous than public school and turns out graduates better fitted for university than your average public school, the trouble with Catholic education is that these schools were originally intended to benefit the children of the parish regardless of income, but over time they became enclosures of the well-heeled elite.

The Catholic Church likes to indulge the rich.


I see what you did there.jpeg
 
2021-11-29 10:40:00 PM  

scanman61: G. Tarrant: BorgiaGinz: Bernard Mahoney was already retired and serving as his son's assistant, so he must have been all out of farks to give and let his racist flag fly.

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.

Iona Prep is a Catholic college prep school, so it only takes students who pass its entrance exam and who can pony up the $18,750 annual tuition. Although a Catholic school curriculum is much more rigorous than public school and turns out graduates better fitted for university than your average public school, the trouble with Catholic education is that these schools were originally intended to benefit the children of the parish regardless of income, but over time they became enclosures of the well-heeled elite.

Your comment doesn't seem far from the truth. I attended high school at a local Catholic school, and tuition was roughly $3,000/year - something that was at least achievable for many families.

I recently looked and saw that the same school I attended is now just shy of $17,000 a year, not counting the mandatory $1,000 iPad fee. I find that ridiculous. It's no longer a place that could easily be attended by "middle class" families.

But see, if everyone got vouchers, then they could.....raise tuition even more!


Private schools should be outlawed.
 
2021-11-29 10:40:01 PM  
Just more proof that our conservative friends are correct when they say racism no longer exists in the US of A. After all, that half black guy did become president that one time.
 
2021-11-29 10:50:32 PM  
I always thought Iona seemed a bit racist...

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2021-11-29 10:53:10 PM  
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2021-11-29 10:54:38 PM  
This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.
 
2021-11-29 11:17:26 PM  

realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.


Okay but let's take a breath and take a deeper look here.

If that statement is something you could see yourself saying bad a "whoopsie", what kinds of messages have you taken in? What can you do about those?

Racism isn't about the intention, it's about the impact it has on people.
 
2021-11-29 11:20:34 PM  

realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.


When youre being a shiathead to your kid/kids friend, its one thing.

When you represent a large, well financed organization, like a school, or a multinational trade org, or some nation, suggesting you think (and by extension, the rest of the organization) that x group is, by default, criminal, and by extension, any ability they have is a result of practicing criminal activity isnt "oops my bad sorry", its "oops, our bad, we arent bigots/racist/sexist/what have you here.  If we did nothing, it would suggest we find such things acceptable, mr slip b. Freudian will get his/hers, which likely means fired."
 
2021-11-29 11:23:04 PM  

DanInKansas: The Farkservatives will be along any second now.

Will the first excuse be:

1) "He's making it up because he didn't like the school" OR

2) "I'm withholding judgement until I see the whole tape". OR

3) "People are just too easily offended these days!"



realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.


realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.



And *poof*, like magic they appeared.
 
2021-11-29 11:26:45 PM  

jaivirtualcard: It's Westchester. They have some MAGA in there.


A lot more than "some" MAGA.  I'm ashamed of the people I grew up with.
 
2021-11-29 11:29:30 PM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: [i.pinimg.com image 236x203]


Oh, do show your work here. It'll give me the reason I need never to pay attention to you ever again.
 
2021-11-30 12:21:50 AM  

BorgiaGinz: Bernard Mahoney was already retired and serving as his son's assistant, so he must have been all out of farks to give and let his racist flag fly.

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.

Iona Prep is a Catholic college prep school, so it only takes students who pass its entrance exam and who can pony up the $18,750 annual tuition. Although a Catholic school curriculum is much more rigorous than public school and turns out graduates better fitted for university than your average public school, the trouble with Catholic education is that these schools were originally intended to benefit the children of the parish regardless of income, but over time they became enclosures of the well-heeled elite.


truth
 
2021-11-30 1:32:42 AM  
What the absolute fark?
 
2021-11-30 1:49:00 AM  

ongbok: OtherLittleGuy: Next, he asked the only Jewish student, "How did you get so good at hiding?"

And he answered, "From reading about Helen Keller"


Then he would have been good at FLYING, not hiding.
 
2021-11-30 3:10:55 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: DanInKansas: The Farkservatives will be along any second now.

Will the first excuse be:

1) "He's making it up because he didn't like the school" OR

2) "I'm withholding judgement until I see the whole tape". OR

3) "People are just too easily offended these days!"


realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.

realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.


And *poof*, like magic they appeared.


Like clockwork.
 
2021-11-30 3:21:32 AM  

ColonelCathcart: lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.

Poors?


Too bad it's you who had to be right about that.
 
2021-11-30 3:23:24 AM  

realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.


If you can imagine saying it, honey, then you're more racist than you think.

I cannot imagine saying anything like that to anyone.
 
2021-11-30 3:56:56 AM  
Remember the Broken Windows Theory, the theory that letting minor cromes go rampant encourage bigger crimes?

That's basically the same thing with racist behavior. "God, it was a joke, he should have a sense of humor !".
By letting people get away with minor racist behavior, you are nurturing an environment where the bigger racist behavior will be seen as acceptable.
 
2021-11-30 5:42:01 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: DanInKansas: The Farkservatives will be along any second now.

Will the first excuse be:

1) "He's making it up because he didn't like the school" OR

2) "I'm withholding judgement until I see the whole tape". OR

3) "People are just too easily offended these days!"


realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.

realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.


And *poof*, like magic they appeared.


It's not magic, its FARK.Com.
 
2021-11-30 6:44:42 AM  

scanman61: Walkout?

How about "We won't return while Bernard Mahoney still has a job"?

AFAIK, private school personnel don't get the protections of public school teachers.


Mahoney has resigned according to the article.
 
2021-11-30 6:49:13 AM  

G. Tarrant: BorgiaGinz: Bernard Mahoney was already retired and serving as his son's assistant, so he must have been all out of farks to give and let his racist flag fly.

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.

Iona Prep is a Catholic college prep school, so it only takes students who pass its entrance exam and who can pony up the $18,750 annual tuition. Although a Catholic school curriculum is much more rigorous than public school and turns out graduates better fitted for university than your average public school, the trouble with Catholic education is that these schools were originally intended to benefit the children of the parish regardless of income, but over time they became enclosures of the well-heeled elite.

Your comment doesn't seem far from the truth. I attended high school at a local Catholic school, and tuition was roughly $3,000/year - something that was at least achievable for many families.

I recently looked and saw that the same school I attended is now just shy of $17,000 a year, not counting the mandatory $1,000 iPad fee. I find that ridiculous. It's no longer a place that could easily be attended by "middle class" families.


The parish schools in DC went bankrupt and either closed or converted to nonsectarian public charters. The fancy prep schools, which have always been for the rich, by the rich, and of the rich, are doing just fine.
 
2021-11-30 7:26:13 AM  

Gyrfalcon: realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.

If you can imagine saying it, honey, then you're more racist than you think.

I cannot imagine saying anything like that to anyone.


I can't, but I can imagine older people saying it. I can actually recollect many of my fellow Marines saying similar jokes. Some were racists, sure; others were Black people in an era where those jokes weren't thought of as racist, simply because people didn't think when telling jokes.

I'd say for this guy, at best his joke was tasteless/thoughtless. He's resigned, so I hope (for his sake) it's one of those "oh sh*t, I'm so sorry, I was really stupid and I hurt you and my school, I'll leave now but I will also change my behavior" ones rather than one of the "I don't wanna listen to all these people complain, I don't need this sh*t, I'm out" ones.

The administrator is definitely in the wrong but everyone could use a little grace. Like, first approach the person with a "You know what you just said is messed up, right?" and allow him to unf*ck himself; if he opts to double down, THEN go nuclear.

Also, old guy, maybe consider the answers to this question: If it's yes, it's not a joke and also you should've probably discovered this at some point in your screening. If it's no, you can probably see how accusing someone of being a criminal would be offensive.

Of course, the best answers would be deadpan sarcasm, something along the lines of "No, my speed comes from the crack I use every morning."
 
2021-11-30 7:28:17 AM  

Master Passion Greed: I always thought Iona seemed a bit racist...

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being an ex mtg player good lord that's a powerful card.  granted in tournament play you probably aren't going to get that many turns in to get that out but I'm sure there are ways to dig it into play.
 
2021-11-30 8:27:27 AM  

CheatCommando: scanman61: Walkout?

How about "We won't return while Bernard Mahoney still has a job"?

AFAIK, private school personnel don't get the protections of public school teachers.

Mahoney has resigned according to the article.


Yes, oneof them did.
 
2021-11-30 8:41:11 AM  

CheatCommando: G. Tarrant: BorgiaGinz: Bernard Mahoney was already retired and serving as his son's assistant, so he must have been all out of farks to give and let his racist flag fly.

lilbjorn: When you see the word "exclusive", ask yourself who it is that's being excluded.

Iona Prep is a Catholic college prep school, so it only takes students who pass its entrance exam and who can pony up the $18,750 annual tuition. Although a Catholic school curriculum is much more rigorous than public school and turns out graduates better fitted for university than your average public school, the trouble with Catholic education is that these schools were originally intended to benefit the children of the parish regardless of income, but over time they became enclosures of the well-heeled elite.

Your comment doesn't seem far from the truth. I attended high school at a local Catholic school, and tuition was roughly $3,000/year - something that was at least achievable for many families.

I recently looked and saw that the same school I attended is now just shy of $17,000 a year, not counting the mandatory $1,000 iPad fee. I find that ridiculous. It's no longer a place that could easily be attended by "middle class" families.

The parish schools in DC went bankrupt and either closed or converted to nonsectarian public charters. The fancy prep schools, which have always been for the rich, by the rich, and of the rich, are doing just fine.


The parochial school model relied on cheap labor supplied bu the various "teaching orders" of nuns and monks, Sisters of St joseph, Christian brothers (yes they DO also make the brandy) Jesuits, etc.

There's hardly anyone joining the religious life anymore, and so tuition at those places is either sky-high r very heavily subsidized.   They're basically a relic of the past now, but, they did do one good thing for the country.  Their existence, combined with good old fashioned religious bigotry, is largely what lead to the creation of secular public schools in this country.
 
2021-11-30 9:06:17 AM  

born_yesterday: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: DanInKansas: The Farkservatives will be along any second now.

Will the first excuse be:

1) "He's making it up because he didn't like the school" OR

2) "I'm withholding judgement until I see the whole tape". OR

3) "People are just too easily offended these days!"


realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.

realmolo: This is the kind of "foot in mouth" thing I could imagine myself saying, without having *any* racist intent.

Like, it's something you would say to a teenager, just to make them feel like they're "tough", you know? I know that I've said similar stuff to my godson (and his friends) multiple times. I can imagine as a coach, saying it to one of the kids on the team, just as a "You're a badass, right?", kind of thing. I can imagine saying it to a black kid, and immediately regretting it.

Who knows if that's what happened here, but I can imagine it. It's hard to remember that *context counts* in all things.


And *poof*, like magic they appeared.

It's not magic, its FARK.Com.


name doesn't check out
 
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