O n Tuesday, the first day of Passover, Jews across the country celebrated by recounting the story of our exodus from slavery in Egypt—followed by 40 years as refugees wandering through the desert in our quest for freedom. And in New York City, at an interfaith seder outside the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, progressive Jewish leaders sang a revised version of Moses’ famous demand: Let My People Stay.
News reports about the worst school shooting in American history are mostly ignoring — as per usual — the gendered nature of the crime. When the New York Times reported the story on Monday, the fact that “the gunman had been looking for his girlfriend” was tossed in as a one-phrase aside.
The Apprentice groomed millions of future voters to believe that women and people of color are less competent than white men, who are natural leaders; business ethics are a joke; gratuitous offensiveness is admirable honesty; and Trump's judgment matters more than anyone else's.