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Harry Connick gets his Ghetto Pass--or rather just renews it. A hundred dark-eyed, Nubian princesses await him in heaven--or rather just state-side

On another note, I thought of Silvio Berlusconi watching this. Something should be said for the differences in American sensibilities. But that aside, I see this sort of thing and I actually feel bad for the offender. I find it hard to mad at Berlusconi, in the way I find it hard to be mad at a petulant child. In truth, I'm taken by pity--it's like watching a dude, who thinks he's funny, repeatedly make an ass of himself.

That's how I felt watching this--I felt bad for the dudes in blackface. It's like on some level these people are just walking around with a sign that says, "Look at me, I'm ignorant!" It's really sad.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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