Though they get leaked time and time again, fraternities are apparently still sending dumb, racist emails to each other over their listservs. This week’s installment comes from the University of Chicago’s AEPi chapter, a traditionally Jewish frat. Buzzfeed has the emails, which are full of references to Muslim students as terrorists, Palestine jokes, and several invocations of the n-word.
Forty-three years after his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr., has taken his place on the National Mall: the MLK Memorial in Washington, D.C., was unveiled to the press today, in advance of its official dedication next week. It captures the great civil rights martyr just as he was in life: Trapped in a big white rock, like Han Solo frozen in carbonite, with some other rocks piled up behind him.
The statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pictured on the left was a little, well, "confrontational" and communist looking (??) for the U.S. Commission On Fine Arts, which approves monuments on the National Mall in Washington DC. So the Chinese sculptor who carved the 28-foot memorial gave the civil rights leader a face lift, softening his brow and turning up his lips "to resemble the hint of a smile," in the words of AP. Now tourists will be spared the apparently undesirable site of an angry-looking black men, and the commissioners indicated yesterday they are happy. The foundation responsible for making the statue refused to release a before/after picture, but Rick McKay of Cox managed to snap the above photo, which ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. [AP]
For the longest time — even through last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a Google search for the term "MLK" produced as a top result MartinLutherKing.org, a site run by a white-supremacist organization called Stormfront. No longer. But why did the hate site ever appear as a top result in the first place?