Calling All White Men

One cannot turn on the news or follow social media without the impression that there are serious problems in America.  I try not to freak out over every headline. I often remind myself that things have always been this way, there have always been struggles, wars, problems, evils in the world. It just seems like […]

Oreo Cookies

Blatant racism. I just can’t get over blatant racism. I’ve heard snarky undertones, vague easily misconstrued quips, stupid jokes among friends and family. I’ve heard the “n-word” a time or two. But in my white-privileged experience, outright racism is something that more ignorant sorts mumble under their breath safely within their white hoods. But not anymore. Racism […]

Too Ugly to Sexually Assault?

Everyone’s a fucking comedian lately. The desire for likes and guffaws on Facebook and Twitter really brings out the cringe factor in those wannabe chuckleheads. Take Cabarrus County, N.C. Republican Chairman Lanny Lancaster, who recently posted a picture of a young lady wearing glasses and braces with the caption, “This is the alleged sexual assault […]

Is that you, Dr. Bornstein, or is it Dr. WTF????

EDITOR’S NOTE: The decrepit staff here at The Shinbone Star needs constant medical monitoring, and that’s why we have our own staff physician. When she’s not snapping the latex on recalcitrant reporters, our Deconstructing Doctor can also write when needed. Am I the only one wondering what Donald Trump’s personal doctor is doing back in the news? Where’s […]