The December 2013 Bigot Olympics

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder, we have the December 2013 Bigot Olympics. Granted, there were other notable examples of racism, sexism and homophobia in the news over the year, not the least of which was the verdict in the killing of Trayvon Martin. But December was truly the lightning round, with three stupendous examples of bigotry for our consideration: “Reporters” at Faux News debate Santa’s race, positing that, despite evidence to the contrary, Santa must be a white dude; A minor celebrity from an odd (and oddly successful) reality show about a family business, in which many of the adult males resemble ZZ Top (but without the humor, and quite possibly, talent), goes on the record with his racism and homophobia; A PR professional tweets a racist comment just prior to boarding a long flight to South Africa, setting off a Twitter-storm of reaction, immediate response from her employer and ultimately, termination of her employment. . . .

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