Everything You Need to Know: racism
A footnote to the previous item about the disgraceful way the media treated the brutal beating of Christy Mack actually serves to bring up one of our occasional features, called Everything You Need to Know, where you can learn a lot about something in a very short time.
In this case, it's everything you need to know about the existence of racism in this country in just one sentence:
A significant number of the comments on Christy Mack being severely beaten by ex-boyfriend Jonathan Koppenhaver which included any denunciation of Koppenhaver, such as calling him a thug, did so under the assumption that he must have been black.
And that is Everything You Need to Know.