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April 19, 2014
General Tso’s Chicken has become a staple of American dining; a dish that, were it not for pizza, could be crowned the most popular ethnic food item in the country. And it’s a total cash cow. The dish is carried in most of the 50,000 Chinese restaurants in the United States, produced very cheaply, and sold for about $10 a pop, resulting in billions of dollars in tasty revenue.

‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken, The Daily Beast

Some notable history in this fascinating article: Apparently the Chinese food industry was first borne of the Chinese Exclusion Act, an infamous 19th century anti-immigration law which forced many Chinese immigrants out of the labor force. Self-employment became a necessity, and immigrants moved away from the West Coast partly to avoid persecution.

15:13 // 6 months ago
April 17, 2014
When I learned that the man accused of shooting innocent bystanders Sunday at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement home in Overland Park, Kan., was a former Klansman named Glenn Miller, I shuddered. Thirty-three years ago, when I was an undergraduate at Duke University, I read a small item in the Raleigh News & Observer that mentioned Miller, then the grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Miller, it turns out, ran a paramilitary training camp in rural North Carolina.

I interviewed the accused Kansas gunman 33 years ago. He was hateful then, too. (via washingtonpost)

At the time, I didn’t think these sorts of things still happened in the United States. I was wrong.”

(via washingtonpost)

22:06 // 6 months ago
March 28, 2014
braiker:

onthemedia:

Why A Large Part of the Internet Is Mad At Stephen Colbert Today

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What’s your take on this situation, internet?

braiker:

onthemedia:

Why A Large Part of the Internet Is Mad At Stephen Colbert Today

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What’s your take on this situation, internet?

10:52 // 6 months ago
January 3, 2014
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December 27, 2013
The distributors of “12 Years a Slave” in Italy went out of their way to play up the film’s predominantly black cast, and are now stuck apologizing for it.

The distributors of “12 Years a Slave” in Italy went out of their way to play up the film’s predominantly black cast, and are now stuck apologizing for it.

17:48 // 9 months ago
November 12, 2013
23:29 // 11 months ago
October 25, 2013

Protip: If you’re gonna reblog our posts, don’t say racist things in response

imhumanfirst says: How is this wrong? Makes sense to me, never understood it… and now I guess I’m racist cause I agree… fuckin lib logic at its finest.

» SFB says: Probably. — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: shortformblog)

16:15 // 12 months ago
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October 24, 2013
You know that we can hear you, right?
Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi • Speaking, visibly shocked, to Buncombe County, North Carolina GOP party official Don Yelton, who said a number of extremely racist things during an interview with Mandvi about the state’s voter ID law, as well as this shocking admission of the law’s intention: “The law is going to kick the Democrats In the butt.” He was forced to resign today, because, seriously, what the hell?
19:52 // 12 months ago
October 23, 2013
12:27 // 12 months ago