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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

Feb 7, 2022

“Liberal states are maliciously withholding COVID vaccines from white people, and Nancy Pelosi is responsible for the January 6th Insurrection.” Call it Diary of a Madman or Trump Trivia, but my left-side brain can’t connect the lumpy Trumpy dots.  White Antivaxxers are now worried about being left out of vaccine distribution? The Trump army would follow Pelosi’s instructions to raid her own office? There’s no appropriate emoji.
There’s one black NFL head coach out of 32 professional teams while 60% of the players are black. The League’s definition of Diversity & Inclusion doesn’t seem to count for much. Coach Brian Flores has put his career on the line taking up lawsuits against the NFL, the Dolphins, the NY Giants and Denver Broncos. He joins Curt Flood, Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Muhammad Ali, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid in the march on balanced representation.

Did somebody in the Biden Administration really say journalists who question Defense Department accounts of bombings are siding with Russia and ISIS? You’re kidding, right? America, don’t shoot the messenger.