So this happened. A Northern California private school is under fire after planning a lunch of fried chicken, watermelon and corn bread to celebrate Black History Month. Now, administrators at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord are giving their biggest apology for offending students and their parents. “I’d like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members,” Principal Nancy Libby said in the letter. “Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes.” Read about it here…[NBC]
So much for immigration reform. A week after House Republicans released their immigration principles document, House Speaker John Boehner announced that they won’t move on reform until they are sure they can trust the President. “Frankly one of the biggest obstacle we face is trust. The American people and including many of my members don’t trust that the reform we’re talking about will be implemented as it was intended to be. The President seemed to change the health care law on a whim whenever he likes. Now he’s running around the country telling everyone that he’s going to keep acting on his own. He keeps talking about his phone and his pen. And he’s feeding more distrust about whether he’s committed to the rule of law.” When have you known Republicans to trust Democrats? Looks like we’ll be here for a while. [ThinkProgress]
We’re sure this isn’t a real name. On Thursday, freelance writer Lisa McIntire’s mother received a credit card offer from Bank of America addressed to McIntire. Except…not really. It was titled “Lisa Is a Slut McIntire,” which is clearly not a name at all. Read here to see what McIntire did about the slur…[Gawker]
How will commuters in Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, deal with their gridlock traffic? With a giant Robo-Cop of course. Congolese engineer Isaie Therese designed and built two 8-foot-tall, classic Robbie the Robot-style automatons to take over traffic-directing duties from their human forebears, and yes, the sci-fi masterpiece is working. Read about it here…[MotherBoard]
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