Not sure if any of y'all have been following the current brouhaha surrounding Cohen's latest episodes of severe foot-in-mouth-itis (today's episode was also pretty damn jaw-dropping as well, and we'll get there in a moment), but this is what passes as allegedly deep thoughts thunk by an allegedly left-of-center pundit -- who, as a left-of-center pundit would be hip to issues of multiculturalism and minority struggles. Or at least a basic understanding of history. http://m.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-cohen-12-years-a-slave-and-arts-commentary-on-the-past/2013/11/04/f0e57a92-4588-11e3-b6f8-3782ff6cb769_story.html In this column, Cohen tells us that he only now realizes that slavery was actually a horrific experience for the slaves. To whit: I'm not sure privilege comes any whiter than that. Or at least I wasn't until I read his allegedly deep thought for today, in which he seems to be saying that people with "conventional views" might need to "repress a gag reflex" at the sight of an interracial couple. He's busy trying to spin his way out of this one now: http://m.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-cohen-christies-tea-party-problem/2013/11/11/a1ffaa9c-4b05-11e3-ac54-aa84301ced81_story.html The lesbian dig at the end is a nice touch too. These kind of people need to be drummed out of journalism.