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From Tyler:

Come on Ta-Nehisi - you know black folks ain't neva said "fist bump". LOL

Dude, I'm infected. Once upon a time I wrote a whole post about the ugliness of the phrase "fist-bump." The proper term is pound or dap. Anyway, my Ebonics game has gone downhill since I started blogging here at the Atlantic. I blame Douthat and McArdle. I know Fallows and Ambinder are closer, on the roll, but I wouldn't be a lefty if I couldn't implicate some conservatives in my lameness.

From Stacy:

If you really think TNC is saying that a single black man doesn't have the right to be with a white woman, I suggest you try reading the post again. Everyone is always trying to catch TNC in some obvious double standard where he shows his own racial hang-ups. It was a light-hearted post that made a serious point about Barack and Michelle's appeal. C'mon.

Deborah is the wisdom here, Stacy is the common-sense.

From the Irish Pirate:

My response to "once you gone black you never go back" is "once you gone white you know you done right".

Not much to say here except, game recognize game...


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