2. The arrival of a girl from Fulton, Mississippi in the comments to this post, to explain why they just had to have a second prom sounded so real to me that it gave me chills. I mean, that, right there, is the truth, unvarnished. There will be backtracking, later, but rarely do you see someone speak so frankly about why the majority had to exclude a minority and how they experienced it as being justified. I wonder, a little bit, if her second comment isn’t an indication of the realization that what sounded good and justified in her echo chamber sounds like evil to regular people. I don’t know. It’s interesting. You do wonder what it’s going to mean for those kids that the class of 2010 in Fulton, Mississippi did this–that you’ve done something so wrong when you were so young that you’re never going to live down. Do you become hardened to it or does it eventually kick you in the soul?
3. I love Beverly Marrero. But, yes, we get it, State of Tennessee. You think women are idiot children who need your constant observation and guidance or else we breed properly. Yes, it’s insulting. But it’s also hilarious.
4. I guess you might say that the Tea Party folks have a broad range of views–from “we are not like the Klan” to “but if we were like the Klan, you’d be dead.”