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AP / Chris Carlson

Being Kobe Bryant Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

I was just about to get over this whole Kobe Bryant thing when I hit the sports page and was reminded of his insulting non-apology.

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Eric Jamison

Bigotry Catapults Willow Palin Into the Spotlight

And then the next thing you know, another Palin pops out of the woodwork. This time, it’s 16-year-old Willow Palin’s turn to frolic in her own notoriety, but hers is not a shining moment to make her mama grizzly proud—or at least let’s hope not.

Posted on Nov 17, 2010 READ MORE



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MP Apologizes for ‘Ginger Rodent’ Slur

A comment by U.K. Labour Party Deputy Leader Harriet Harman has caused a stir within the international red-haired community. Harman, under criticism, has apologized to a parliamentary colleague, Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander (above), for calling him a “ginger rodent,” referring malignly to Alexander’s, dare I say, quite exquisite hair color and skin pigmentation.

Posted on Oct 30, 2010 READ MORE


Sally Kern
BGay.com

Oklahoma Lawmaker: Gays Are Biggest Threat to U.S.

Here’s a quiz: What’s the most potentially harmful phenomenon or issue threatening our nation? Our use of torture on suspected terrorists? Hawks in the White House? If you guessed either of those, according to Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern, you’re wrong—homosexuality is America’s worst scourge. Guess who won’t be voting for Rep. Kern in her next bid for office?

Posted on Mar 10, 2008 READ MORE


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S.R. Sidarth and George Allen
From Salon.com and Youtube.com

GOP Senator’s Ethnic Slur Provokes Outrage, Apology

Virginia Sen. (and presidential hopeful) George Allen referred to a young volunteer of Indian descent as “macaque,” which is tantamount to “monkey” or the “N word” among African immigrants. (Much more after the jump… but for quick hits: story / video / word origins)

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


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