Why Jerks are Having the Best Year Ever

Michael Arceneaux acknowledges at Ebony.com that people who like to use social networking to spread negativity have had plenty of material recently -- but he wonders what they're getting out of the malicious humor.  

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Ebony's Michael Arceneaux acknowledges that people who like to use social networking to spread negativity have had plenty of material recently -- but he wonders what they're getting out of the malicious humor. 

When I read about the three White high school students re-enacting a 2009 domestic violence incident between Chris Brown and Rihanna in Blackface as part of a competition held during high a pep rally, I wasn't surprised. Racists will be racists, but more importantly, now more than ever you see these idiots succumb to the lowest common denominator in search of a laugh. It doesn't matter how disrespectful, if not flat out cruel, the punchline is ... all that matters to these folks is that they get someone to chuckle and get a sense of validation.