#80 Gerbils Are Eating Their Young
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#80 Gerbils Are Eating Their Young
The world is doomed, a comedian is fined for a joke and the Ottawa Citizen tells us white privilege is not a thing.
July 28, 2016

How do we process the endless news about mass murders, terrorist attacks, police killing Black people, police being murdered, instability in the Middle East and Trump’s fascist rhetoric? Are we living through a major moment in history?

Quebec comedian Mike Ward is forced to pay for an illegal joke.

The Ottawa Citizen informs us that we need not worry about white privilege.

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