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the fine print: The good, racist people from the New York Times

March 11, 2013

“Last month the actor Forest Whitaker was stopped in a Manhattan delicatessen by an employee…”

This is how Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor at The Atlantic, begins this guest column, published last week and read by me. I hadn’t heard about Forest Whitaker’s bad day at the deli, so if you haven’t either, don’t worry. He’ll catch you up.

That I was moved is beside the point, though I was. Sad, mad, galvanized are a few of my other reactions. Check it out.

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