Yesha’s not here today and today’s mailbag is pretty long so ...
Hey guys, sorry there was no mailbag last week. It’s all Yesha’s fault (Not really, but she’s not in today so ... trust me, she did it). I’m sure no one even noticed, but I received some mail that said I should apologize for leaving y’all hanging.
Yesha’s back, which means I have to sit here and write an extended lede.
When separating the comments, emails, tweets and messages for the mailbag each week, the correspondences usually fall into one of five categories. Today, we shall explore each classification with examples of mail from each distinct class.
It’s not my fault. You know black people—we never accept responsibilities for our actions.
Pssst! Deputy Managing Editor Yesha Callahan is off today flying to the BET Awards, so I get to break all the usual protocol! If it were not for this necessary explanation, I wouldn’t even write this lede. But today’s mailbag will focus on one specific topic, namely the opinion piece titled, “White people Are Cowards.”
Deputy Managing Editor Yesha Callahan is gonna be mad at this short-ass lede, but today there’s no need to pussyfoot around. We all know why we’re here, so let’s address the elephant in the room.
What is beef?
As I was digging through this week’s selection of emails, tweets, direct messages and comments trying to figure out why everyone is so angry, Deputy Managing Editor Yesha Callahan contacted me to harass me about an intro.
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the bonds which have connected them with wypipo, and to assume among them their equality on this earth to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the stupid opinions of Caucasians requires that…
Once upon a time, not long ago, when people wore pajamas and lived life slow, when laws were stern and justice stood, and Negroes didn’t come to white neighborhoods, there were some wypipo who were misled by some more white people. Here’s what they said: “Me and you, Brad, we’re gonna get real mad. And send some…
Don’t hate me for this.
It’s 4/20, so today’s collection of tweets, direct messages, emails and comments is dedicated to all the people who ...
A few days ago, during a meeting, I asked The Root staff for more mailbag material. “It doesn’t necessarily have to be hate mail,” I said. “It could be anything worth responding to.”
It’s Good Friday and Passover Eve. The Root’s deputy managing editor, Yesha Callahan, is not here to force me to write an extensive lede because last night, Very Smart Brothas and The Glow Up had their first joint event, Urban by Nature, in Los Angeles. A lot of the staff from The Root attended, but they wouldn’t let…
If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’re too biased, here’s a good test: If people on both sides of any issue are upset with you, then you’re probably doing something right. By this measure, you should probably understand what The Root really is, as defined by the tweets, emails and comments we receive.
According to Wypipopedia, racism has been around for at least nine or 10 years. It started with the election of President Barack Obama, who invented racism in a Kenyan laboratory with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Saul Alinsky and that terrorist dude from the Weather Underground. (I know his name is Bill Ayers. I’m just…
Welcome back to the Friday Clapback Mailbag: You already know what this is, so don’t be surprised by the collection of tweets, emails and DMs we receive from people who read The Root.
I’m sorry to announce that there has been a small change made to the mailbag.
Today’s mailbag is long, so the intro will be short. This week’s roundup of emails, comments, tweets and direct messages comes from white people who aren’t racist; they just want the writers at The Root to stick to facts.