8 Stories We Didn't Write About, But That You Might Want to Comment On

Are you ready to weigh in on the NAACP chapter president who faked her race, LeBron James NSFW wardrobe malfunction, and Apple's new "copycat" products?
Publish date:
June 13, 2015
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Before we get into the insanity that is our weekly news roundup, I'd like to thank ImNotBaroque and Nanette Fondas for their very thoughtful ideas for this column's shifty title! You guys are the best.

These eight stories are absolutely definitely worth knowing and reading about (even though we didn't write about them). Each and every one begs the question: how many times have you face palmed this week?

Rachel Dolezal, president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, WA, has been pretending to be a woman of color for the past ten years. [Gawker]

Apple's new features and products are under fire for being predatory imitations (instead of innovations) . [Gizmodo]

A Cleveland judge has found probable cause for murder charge in the Tamir Rice case. [Washington Post]

Watching LeBron James' "dick slip" video is not okay because consent matters. [Bustle]

Eric Casebolt, the officer who assaulted a young girl in McKinney, Texas has resigned, but is still making excuses for his actions. [The Guardian, NYT]

Mike Huckabee is #sorrynotsorry about his transgender shower joke. [Buzzfeed]

An elementary school teacher in McKinney, Texas has been fired after a pro-segregation Facebook rant. [Jezebel]

Penn State student James Vivenzio claims university officials were aware of brutal fraternity hazing. [Buzzfeed]

There's a lot here. Let's talk about it.