What Had Happened Was: 5/27/17
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On Monday, the life of “Caublinasian” — note the three different spellings below — finally ended after the release of a police report citing famed golfer Tiger Woods for driving under the influence. Woods has essentially been trying to make “fetch” happen for years in regards to calling himself anything other than black. The mixture of Caucasian, black, Native American and Asian has been Woods’ go-to answer about his racial background for years.
Who knew it would take a police report for the truth of the matter — that Woods is blackity, black, black, black — to come out? Obviously, blackness is not a universal concept — that’s a post for another day — but Earl Woods, Tiger’s father, was straight-up black, so how Tiger avoided the one-drop rule that other African-Americans have been dealing with since the 18th century has been eluding folks since he made the distinction 20 years ago.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 29, 2017
I hope the caublinasian delegation is rallying around Tiger Woods during this difficult time.
— king crissle (@crissles) May 29, 2017
Tiger spent all those years insisting he was "Caniblasian"
But when they arrest your ass…
You BLACK pic.twitter.com/dVRskxcFYI
— This Is Rochelle…(for now) (@RR416) May 29, 2017
A quick reminder that the police are not trying to hear that Cablinasian talk pic.twitter.com/ZKLzWVKMay
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) May 29, 2017
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) May 28, 2017
This is the guy who stood up for a sister who was being threatened by a racist neo nazi. https://t.co/MkJ8zg5P2U
— Ali dawah (@AliDawow) May 29, 2017
Friends of Micah Fletcher, who survived knife attack on MAX train Friday , posted this on a gofundme site to raise money for his recovery: pic.twitter.com/FL2trDw0hX
— Maxine Bernstein (@maxoregonian) May 29, 2017
Friends of the third man who was stabbed—the only survivor—are raising money for his medical bills. https://t.co/3z21NO7ODN
— Corey Pein 😃🤑😐😩💀 (@coreypein) May 27, 2017
Taliesin Meche, 2016 graduate of Reed College, was murdered yesterday while defending strangers from racist abuse. A role model and a hero. pic.twitter.com/H2lZCsxkyA
— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) May 27, 2017
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) May 29, 2017
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 28, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
Texas lawmaker responded to protests over an anti-immigrant law by calling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
Former Denver Post sportswriter issues apology after facing backlash for Indianapolis 500 tweet.
Gucci Mane calls past year the best of his life.
People in Flint, Michigan, still can’t drink the water without filters. It’s been more than 1,000 days.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. DEVIL IN A READ SUIT, BOY YOU A KILLA
He left the message on his jacket. His jacket is red. YO HE LEFT THE MESSAGE ON READ https://t.co/owvGwLUrse
— Sweet Tee💅🏽 (@_tylarbre) May 29, 2017
Yeah I got your message. But I left it on my jacket 📌 pic.twitter.com/mabQ2K65aE
— ©. (@CalebjThomas_) May 28, 2017
— DistinctHype (@DistinctHype) May 26, 2017
3. Y’ALL MIND IF I WILD OUT?
"Y'all don't know nothing 'bout this here boyyy." – Me in 2055 pic.twitter.com/sXuuxGRWfM
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 30, 2017
— AJ+ (@ajplus) May 29, 2017
⚡️ “Takuma Sato is the first Japanese racer to win the Indy 500”https://t.co/gljFUdprrD
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 28, 2017