Thugs - and a painful backtrack
I have to backtrack on something I wrote in an earlier post about the term “thug”. Evidently, racists are using the term to refer to black people, and while I still think it’s more likely than not that Mayor Bloomberg was using the word the way I do (in the “classic” sense), I’m far less inclined to stomp on that now.
Why, one might wonder, would I so suddenly change position? Well - I spent a bit of time in a place I haven’t visited in a while (though I’m from Algiers):the Westbank Forum on NOLA.com.
I was sick to my stomach. I wish I'd never read all those poisonous comments - much less on Christmas.