Martin’s King Tut is now Cultural Appropriation

One of the best skits ever produced by Saturday Night Live was Steve Martin’s rendition of the song, King Tut. It made fun of the commercialization of the nationwide King Tut phenomenon sparked by the “Treasures of Tutankhamen” exhibition that toured seven cities from 1976 to 1979, drawing about 8 million visitors. These days, however, the video is seen as “cultural appropriation” by students at Reed College in Portland, Oregan.

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Broken by Trump: ISIS

As Scott Adams points out, President Trump has broken a number of things “that probably needed to be broken.” One of those is ISIS.

Fox News reports:

ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory it once held — with half of that terror group’s so-called “caliphate” having been recaptured since President Trump took office less than a year ago, U.S. military officials said Tuesday.

It is amazing what a little fortitude can accomplish.

Today All Whites are Racists

In his “Dear White America” letter to The New York Times, Emory University Professor George Yancy wrote, “If you are white, and you are reading this letter, I ask that you don’t run to seek shelter from your own racism. Don’t hide from your responsibility. Rather, begin, right now, to practice being vulnerable.”

He also reminds whites, “Being neither a “good” white person nor a liberal white person will get you off the proverbial hook. …  Don’t tell me that you voted for Obama. Don’t tell me that you don’t see color. Don’t tell me that I’m blaming whites for everything. To do so is to hide yet again.”

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