Sort your laundry into whites and darks? "That's racist," quips one character on Parks and Recreation.
All of the musicians in the hip-hop band Das Racist are men of color. The name "was like an inside joke that was floating around," they explain. "It was a cool way to undermine sadness about race."
My editor proposed this story about "that's racist" after hearing her young son's friends using it as a joke. Just the night before, it had been a punchline on one of my favorite sitcoms, Parks And Recreation. (Someone calls sorting laundry into whites and darks racist.)
FDA: Skip the sprouts, if the bag says "Evergreen Produce"
If you've got bags of sprouts — alfalfa or the spicy variety — from Evergreen Produce, throw them out, the Food and Drug Administration says.
The agency says the brand of sprouts may be linked to 20 cases of salmonella, including one bad enough to land a person in the hospital. The cases were reported in Idaho, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota and Washington.
The Supreme Court has struck down a California law that bans the sale and rental of violent video games to children. In a 7-2 vote, the justices ruled that the law was unconstitutional and that it violated the free speech rights of children.