S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 15 | Chocolate Milk

Welcome to the FIFTEENTH episode of So to Speak with Jared Howe.

Every time I think there’s no way for Republicans to outcuck themselves, they prove me wrong. Bruce Rauner, Republican Governor of Illinois, dropped an accidental red pill this week when he became an enthusiastic participant in what was apparently intended to be a pep-talk on the alleged benefits of racial diversity within corporations but ended as a cautionary tale about the risks of forced miscegenation.

Tyronne Stoudemire, an “inclusion and diversity” (i.e. “dispossession of white people”) executive for Hyatt Hotels, enlisted the governor as his “assistant” during his lecture at a Black History Month event in Chicago, during which the pair poured and mixed a glass of chocolate milk as an analogy to demonstrate how “diversity”, represented by chocolate syrup, “sits at the bottom” until you “mix things up”, at which point he instructed the governor to mix the syrup and milk, thereby turning it brown.

Stoudemire advised the audience that he didn’t expect the governor to drink the chocolate milk, but… well,

I’ll spare you the spoilers but your shock will most certainly be imagined. I’ve also got some more on the whole “mental health as a pretext to bypass the second amendment” bit the media is doing, as well as a piece from the Root that I’m sure you’ll love.

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