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Courtland Milloy Not Always Opposed to Racial Attacks

Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy's trolling game has seen better days. Once, he branded a whole set of Washingtonians as myopic little twits, but he spent much of 2012 reheating accusations about The Plan.Where was the old Milloy, who so enraged everyone?

Fortunately, the Pigskins' playoff loss, caused by the team's racist name in his telling, seem to have given him new inspiration.

So, Washington football fans, how’s that offensive team name and demeaning sports mascot working out? Whooping and hollering as RGIII goes on a “Redskins” warpath only to leave a trail of tears when his wounded knee gets buried at FedEx Field.

No more laurel-resting for Courtland! But does he always take such a strong stance on racial innuendo? I wonder what he would think of someone who said this about the Korean-American Michelle Rhee:

Without them in the classroom, Rhee could claim that her “tiger mom” style of teaching was working because test scores were rising.

The author of that statement? Courtland Milloy, in a July column about myopic little twits' revenge. Racism karma probably isn't real, but maybe Milloy should start wearing a knee brace anyway.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

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  • http://www.facebook.com/PeterJOrvetti Peter J. Orvetti

    Still on about "myopic little twits"? That was more than two years ago, and hardly as harsh as its targets make it out to have been.

  • NewColumbia16

    Peter, you might be missing the point if that's all you took from the article. It effectively demonstrated how Milloy is a hypocrite on the issue of race.

  • Blue

    Courtland Milloy is no more a stranger to selective objectivity than anyone else.

    “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
    ― John Lubbock

  • noodlez

    I SEE WILLY EARL CHANNELING HIS INNER SERWERMAN.

    SO WASH CITY PAPER WHO HAS BEEN IN THE TRENCHES AND ACTUALLY CONDUCTED A POLL FOR CHANGING THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS TEAM NAME TO A LESS OFFENSIVE MONIKER CHOSE TO GRATE MILLOY BECAUSE OF HIS PREVIOUS POSITIONS ON FOLK FLOCKING TO THE CITY WHO DON'T HAVE A CLUE? OR HIS MUCH NEEDED EDITORIAL ON THE POISONING OF A LOW INCOME BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD BY BLACK LEADERS? OR HIS LABELING OF MICHELLE RHEE’S STYLE AS IF SHE IS FROM ASIAN DECENT?

    SO EXACTLY WHICH OF THOSE ARTICLES YOU LINKED IS RACIST?
    UNLESS YOU “WILLIE EARL” SOMEHOW DEDUCED THAT MYOPIC LIL’ TWITS ARE A SYNONYM FOR WHITE FOLK THEN YOU ARE THE ONE THAT SHOULD BE FITTED FOR A KNEE BRACE.

    ALSO YOUR OBSESSION WITH PUTTING QUEER AYUCK FRONT AND CENTER WHO SEEMS TO BE A WHITE HOMOSEXUAL ANTAGONIZING A BUNCH OF BLACK MEN WHO DON’T AGREE WITH THAT THANG’S LIFESTYLE SEEMS A LITTLE RACIST FROM WHERE I’M SITTING.

    COME ON MAN THIS IS SOME WEAK ASS SHIT.

  • Will Sommer

    It's the tiger mom thing. I liked the "myopic little twits" column, sort of.

  • MsDc

    Get off of Milloy's dik. He represents a lot of folks in DC that arent changing, and wont be leaving. Go somewhere else if youre to much of a pussy to handle it.

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