Two Points About Eric Massa

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1.)  I think it needs to be said that it's really weird to know that there's some white dude named Massa who's reportedly sexually harasses his subordinates. I can't even say the dude's name without wincing. I feel like Cedric in Kings of Comedy. "I'm a grown-ass man, dog. Ain't no way I'm calling some white dude 'Massa'" Of course one of our commenters picked up on it:


If he goes to jail, will the Post headline be 'Massa heading to the Big House' ? Did his aides resent 'Running errands for Massa all day'? It never ends.

To which I might add, in the best Negro dialect I can summon, (like thick Mo-lasses)  "Massa is good white folk" and/or "Don't believe them Yankee lies about Massa."

2.) Jon Stewart did a great job on Massa and Glenn Beck.
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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. More

Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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