Today for Clutch I poked a wee bit of fun at Nivea and Rihanna's expense but mostly talked about how all women have to tow a line of be sexy, don't be sexy, be smart, but not too smart and to have perfect hair the whole time. All in an effort to keep trying to hit this constantly moving target of "expectations."
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In the new anti-Romney YouTube ad by Democratic Super PAC Priorities USA isn't saying that Mitt "Mittens" Romney is going to personally come to your house and eat your baby if elected president of the United States. But, you know, just to be sure, maybe you shouldn't elect him anyway.
Like the new logo and tweaks to the layout? Like it enough to wear it on ... a shirt? Hmmm? Well, I got shirts, yo. I got all kinds. Don't like shirts? Get the new logo on a mug. Don't like mugs? Get it on something else. Check out all the Snob logos and designs and all the swag they come on here, at The Snob's Swag Suite.
No one ever takes sensitivity training seriously. It's always a joke to people. I have a friend who works in human resources who occasionally conducts racial sensitivity training sessions in various workplaces. It's a mess. No one, I mean no one, ever truly "thinks" they have a race problem. But then they say troubling things like, "Shelly only got this job because he was an Affirmative Action hire and a woman. She's a two-fer!" Ignoring the fact that Shelly put herself through four years of law school, had three letters of recommendation and is the first black and woman they've hired since never. Preston Winthrop the third who was a legacy hire from Yale because his father is a big cheese down at the cracker factory "worked hard for everything he got in life" and whatnot and so forth, so it was OK for him to say that shit about Shelly.
A nightmare it is. After all, Winthrop is NOT racist. He totally has black friends and maybe even dated a kind of blackish lady once. Does anyone ever think of HIS feelings? And conversations like this exist whether you're working on an assembly line in the South or in a posh office in lower Manhattan.
Sensitivity training. It's important.
Back after a brief rejiggering, the most popular Snob shop item ... the "I'm Not Stuck Up" tote has returned! You can now get the tote with or without the Snob girl logo, but the mantra of how you're just really smart and funny, not some for-no-reason-at-all prude, remains.
The Black Snob finally has a Facebook fan page. Get your "like" on. Also, I'm still complaining about things on the "Twitterz." Follow me @blacksnob. And if you want to wear, sip or carry your Snob pride, why don't you check out the Limited Edition Snob Swag? It's on sale! They also come in lady "Greek" colors! (Blue hue for my sorors, Z-Phi! And my Sigma Gamma Rho sistas.) Like the ol' "Pink n' Greenie" raglan tee here or my buddy Savvybroad's beloved DST red. My most popular item, the "I'm Not Stuck Up" bag is out for some riggering, but will be back next week. Also, if you just feel like showing some love, I got a lonely PayPal tip jar over here ... a jingling!
Outrage. I only have so much of it left!
Therefore, this online campaign produced by the Turn Right USA PAC in support of Tea Party Republican Craig Huey is only getting a heavy sigh and a befuddled stare out of me. This ad is an attack on Democrat and Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn. Whatever "point" the creators had initially with the ad is lost in the shouts of "Give us yo cash, bitch" while a stripper bends over and shakes her butt with dollars stuck into her booty shorts. It was pretty depressing. Especially with ol' Skids and Mudflap* there, raping along like this crap was cool. (The song was written with the help of fake 2 Live Crew booty bass group, Splack Pack.)
Award-winning pop culture/political blog blacksnob.com is looking for some help this summer! Namely an intern(s) interested in media relations, publicity, public relations and journalism -- as well as an experienced online ad representative interested in managing all advertising accounts on commission.
So, is that a sign of progress if a holiday meant to revere a slain leader of the Civil Rights Movement is turned into an excuse to offer a 20 percent markdown on crap you don't need? After all, that's how we honor Presidents Lincoln and Washington! With "white sales" (that's so racist) and what not. So the Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach offered a Martin Luther King Jr. Day discount on all "black" items in their store. That's racist! But racist with savings. So that makes it ... still pretty messed up and highly inappropriate. Damn dirty surfer hipsters. And I thought it was bad enough when I was invited to a "Dream Realized" party on Sunday at a D.C. night club. King died so I could get drunk off Ciroc and get a cheap black speedo? USA! USA! (OC Weekly)