Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Code Switched – It’s Not the End of the World

So, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) got some heat – shocker – for allegedly using a southern, “Black”-tinged drawl while speaking at Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network event last week. Atlantic Editor John McWhorter wrote an interesting piecedefending AOC, saying that she slipped into a pattern of speech that is likely entirely natural given her upbringing in close proximity …

Anatomy of a Perfect Message: The Letter to Larry Nassar that Broke My Heart

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I’ve followed the Larry Nassar case closely this week, and I swear I have a sore neck I’ve been shaking my head so hard. I’m not naïve enough to say, “I can’t believe it,” though it is unbelievable. Nor am I naïve enough, sadly, to think that something like this couldn’t happen. What floored me …