Ta-Nehisi Coates takes us - himself included - to the woodshed:
"It is hard to believe that Bill Cosby is a serial rapist because the belief doesn't just indict Cosby, it indicts us. It damns us for drawing intimate conclusions about people based on pudding-pop commercials and popular TV shows."
But, if not pudding-pop commercials and popular TV shows, what are we supposed to base our beliefs on?
"Glenn Beck says relatively little about how he was diagnosed with and treated for adrenal fatigue. The treatment included electrical stimulation, hormonal supplements, and being whirled around in some sort of gyroscope."
That sounds crazy, but it's better than ebola treatment, right?
"Homeopathy could have cured Ebola if the World Health Organisation had not stepped in to prevent a trial, according to members of a group who travelled to Liberia hoping to try out remedies including rattlesnake venom and the aphrodisiac Spanish Fly."
That's the second time Spanish Fly has come up this week - are we going back in time?
"Amy Strickland, an assistant principal at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, retweeted a photo of several interracial couples with the caption, 'Every white girl's father’s worst nightmare.' ...Strickland was named teacher of the year last year."
As she should've, my friends, as she should've - and it's all as respectable as it can get,...