just a caveat to everyone (myself included): no one in the history of racism has ever been like "yeah man i'm totally racist. look at me in all my racism bro." it's always, always, always been "i'm not racist, i'm just saying _______." it's the part being filled in that defines the validity of the prior clause. this means saying "i'm not racist" doesn't void the racial charge your statement may have. it's possible to be inadvertently racist via subconscious biases you didn't realize you had. this is why colorblind racism is such an important concept in today's society. it's not all bad. most people on the racism-totally-is-a-thing side of the coin generally want to educate, not destroy. no one's going to cut your balls off if you admit you've been operating under double standards. we are all subject to the experiences (which include things we believe as a product of the educations, rhetorics, conversations, etc. to which we have been exposed) and biases are products of systems, not individually-spawned personal malice.
were cam and co. walking down the streets of puerto vallarta in bandanas or did they take a group pic after riding ATVs with bandanas? are we really pretending these aren't two totally different things?
once again, fug the life out of almost everyone in those comments sections. it must be gut-smolderingly infuriating having to deal with a bunch of bald-headed white guys saying he's chosen to associate with an "image" - an image that they themselves have constructed as criminal even if it's a bunch of volunteer foundation college grads riding ATVs on vacation. get the fug outta here
damn, nice work, especially with the gettleman ties. my instinct is to sigh at the prospect of adding another low-round JAG type, but if we're not gonna go after any randy mosses or reggie waynes we may as well try to improve the roster from the bottom up. who knows.
"Let's throw the cops a sweet brunch spread" is a political statement that says "we publicly reject the tide of criticism levied against policing protocol." I support police officers as an obvious indispensable necessity of the state. I don't support American police engagement protocol that's creayed a culture of internal and external support for violence. Let them get their 10% discounts at Chick-fil-a and once all the God cops internally rectify the problem and lower murder metrics maybe I'll toss a few bucks at their cookouts.