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One of the privileges of the Internet is that we get to read some truly vicious and idiotic opinions, in certain comments sections especially.  We get to learn how the bottom of the barrel thinks and speaks on political matters, and alas, how well-populated that bottom is.  But we sincerely don’t expect to find the editorial board of the Washington Post down there, openly voicing such opinions as divisive and as stupid as this:

Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy.

Subscribers to the Washington Post are heartily encouraged to scream cancellation until apologies are forthcoming.   More at Legal Insurrection —H/T Instapundit.

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