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* Via SAFER Campus, Iowa’s Grinnell College has responded to concerns about racist and misogynistic views expressed by students at a jello-heavy, cunnilingus-themed party. The upside: This is not the last time “cunnilingus” will appear on this blog today!

* Former Politico scribe Helena Andrews pens an essay about her frustration at only being set up with black men:

“I’ve got a guy for you. He’s so hot, it’s perfect.” It was the spring of ’08 when Maureen Dowd, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, decided to take it upon herself to find me a man—specifically, Reggie Love, Barack Obama’s “body guy” (read: personal aide). Standing outside the auditorium in Philadelphia where Obama the candidate had just given his loaded race speech, I thought to myself, How could a woman I’d helped with a computer problem once as an assistant at the Times spot the man for me? “Don’t be silly,” she said, when I demurred. “My assistant will set it up.”

. . . It was clear that Reggie and I had just two things in common: We’re black and we have bachelor’s degrees.

Fishbowl D.C. then dispenses white editor Betsy Rothstein to mock Andrews for pointing out the racist undertones of a white woman she barely knows declaring her a “perfect” fit with some guy, because they’re both black. Rothstein concludes her mockery by pointing out that Andrews was once photographed next to a black dog. A commenter responds: “Maybe you guys should stick to wishing white folks happy birthday.”

* Even Bill O’Reilly thinks drawing conclusions about sexual orientation based on former softball involvement is ridiculous:

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* Via Feministing: Newsweek on why Yeardley Love couldn’t have gotten a restraining order if she wanted to.”

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