By Guest Contributor Kendra James
Jamie Chung as Mulan on “Once Upon A Time.” Image via seat42f.com
The Roundup’s missed a few weeks due to NYCC, Hurricane Sandy and a weird flu bug, so, in addition to weekly news, we’ll be catching up with our favorite shows over the next few round-ups. As if I’d let a new season of The Vampire Diaries pass without comment.
Thanks for bearing with a shorter edition this week while we dive into our DVRs and I try and figure out why I love Nashville so much.
By Andrea Plaid
Tumblizens really loved NY Daily News writer Zerlina Maxwell’s take on Donald Trump’s latest racist efforts to undermine President Obama’s credibility:
Apparently, Donald Trump, a man very concerned with whether President Obama, a Harvard-educated law professor, is just another dumb brown person riding the affirmative action ticket, wants to give $5 million dollars to charity if the President releases his college transcripts.
This is what racism looks like. Please save the, “Oh you are a typical liberal always playing the race card” response and take a moment to hear me out. First, racism is not a card. It’s a reality for many black and brown people in 2012. If you are not a person of color, it’s important you don’t find yourself quickly discounting the pervasive existence of racism in 2012, without actually speaking with a person of color. Assuming things are just better because we can drink at the same water fountain isn’t sufficient.
And, looking at what Tumblizens <3’d and reblogged the most this week, the late Bruce Lee still gets all sorts of love:
Swing by and check out what we’re <3’ing and reblogging–and commenting on–at the R’s Tumblr!
By Andrea (AJ) Plaid
With all of the jokes about “Birthers” and Donald Trump’s toupee as well as the leftysphere excoriating the mainstream media for not taking Trump to task for his antics, Jack and Jill Politics’ Baratunde Thurston breaks down what we lost due to Trump’s BS.
Transcript after the jump.