Two Points About Eric Massa

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.

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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