As mama used to say, the lights are on but nobody’s home…

“He started talking about the N word, and why black people shouldn’t use it if they want white people to stop using it.

And here’s the thing.  Up until this point, nothing he’s said has shocked me too much.  He’s using somewhat coded language to try to dismiss instances of racism – white people pull this ish all the time.  But then he says:

‘I mean, don’t get me wrong.  I’ve used the N word a few times, too.  I’m not proud of it, but everybody does it.  And if we want to stop using the word, everybody has to stop using it.’

Um, no, hipster man.  Not everyone uses that word.”

Rage Against the Minivan: Millenials, the “N” word, and not-so-casual racism