Tag Archives: race

Trayvon Martin Thoughts

//

AKIE BERMISS: By now the Trayvon Martin movement has become something of a mainstream story.  I doubt there is an American who watches the news that doesn’t yet know all about the Florida shooting of…

Posted in News & Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Modern Family: Week 8 in Review

KIP MOONEY: “I think this week’s Modern Family was one of the best episodes of the series. The “nobody’s ready for the party” storyline is almost as old as television itself, so it was great to see that the twist the writers put on here was pulled off so well.

HOWARD MEGDAL: I have to second Kip’s concern about the direction of Cam’s character. One of the pleasures of the Cam and Mitchell relationship is that the crazy was relatively evenly balanced. And throughout this second season, Cam hasn’t been the voice of reason once. Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Oliver Perez’s Unfair Treatment

SHARON CHAPMAN: First of all, what is fair?
Toddlers are constantly complaining that things are unfair. It’s unfair that they can’t have ice cream for dinner. It’s unfair that they can’t stay up all night. It’s unfair that they have to take baths. It’s just not right. Toddlers don’t understand that ice cream for dinner will make them flabby and not fit. Staying up all night won’t allow a child to grow properly. And without baths, nobody would want to have the child over for a playdate.

Oliver Perez is a flabby, under-rested, smelly toddler.

ZOË RICE: When Oliver Perez says the Mets are being unfair, he’s actually partially right. Not to him mind you. Perez can complain about unfair treament like Linday Lohan can complain about cameras in her face. Bed, lie in it. Contrary to Ollie’s whining, the Mets are being unfair to the other 24 men on that pre-September roster, to the fans, and even to their own chances of getting something in return for that bloated, ill-conceived contract he carries.

STEPHON JOHNSON: Sorry to play that card, but Oliver Perez, to some Mets fans, is Omar Minaya in uniform. And rememeber the criticism over Minaya’s alleged racial preference? That plays a role as well. Continue reading

Posted in Sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments