Like, for example, here is a thing I have been showing people recently. It’s an email I got after I wrote this Gawker post on Chris Brown.
….My question is simple…..Do you criticize fellow Jews with nearly the same passion and intensity as you did this young black male, ChrisBrown?I suspect you will reply with either, “of course I do!Domestic abuse is Domestic abuse no matter what the ethnic background!”, but we will both know that you will be lying. You will feign outrage, become defensive, and call me anti Semitic(although there is not a bone like that in my body) to further deflect from the truth inherent in my question.I am a black, same-gender loving male, and so while I feel somewhat connected to you, I understand the intense bigotry that occurs among many in the white gay community towards blacks. To be so passionate about the stupid and reckless acts of a teenager, while simultaneously bypassing some in your own Jewish community that you are fully aware of that exploit Blacks, is hypocrisy at its finest. Domestic abuse is not your issue, although you will argue day and night that it is. Your issue is how to paint black men as inherently more violent and criminal without appearing obvious. We see you, and your efforts will not go without a response.
I like this song, and not only because it’s about a penis. (Relax, it’s SFW.) I’ve been listening to a lot of Common Rotation lately—you should, too! Check out their site. Buy some albums. Be a mensch.
I’ve already posted about this all over the internet, but instead of being annoyed by my incessant pimping, why don’t you choose to find my excitement endearing? Great. Now that we both feel better, allow me to present (for the third time today) my new column for io9. Please share if you’re so inclined, and if you have any ideas for future columns, feel free to inflict them on me.
Here’s a screencap of a screencap of my tweet featured on The Today Show. So meta. Seriously, though, this is really awesome—thanks to those of you who let me know. You can watch the full segment here. (Incidentally, I spelled “Bronx” right in the original tweet: whoever rewrote it for NBC did not.)