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  • Article by: C.J. , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 10, 2013 - 6:54 PM

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Jet takes note of Washburn

Jet mag rapped the knuckles of those Washburn High knuckleheads who were apparently never taught about Minnesota’s embarrassing lynching history.

The April 8 issue of the magazine includes a photo of a noose, the headline “Strung Out” and these words:

“Supposedly we’re living in a post-racial society. But there are constant reminders of the opposite being true. On January 11, a black doll hanging from a noose was discovered at Washburn High School in Minneapolis,” said writer Chandler Rollins’ item on page 12.

While I fully support this consciousness-raising item (I’d have put these kids in charge of a month’s worth of Black History programming had I been their principal), I have another bone from the past to pick with Jet.

Editor Mitzi Miller has overseen terrific improvements in content and design at this magazine that came into existence at a time when news of achievements and struggles of blacks were mostly ignored by mainstream media. But Miller has not yet dumped the page featuring a bikini-wearing, airheaded “Beauty” claiming to have lofty, sometimes serious career objectives.

There is no longer a shortage of venues for black women who feel the need to be objectified. Jet should grow up and drop this.

In the company of Wolves

Word is that model Kaela Humphries has been seen out with Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic.

 

C.J. can be reached at cj@startribune.com and seen on Fox 9’s “Buzz.” E-mailers, please state a subject.



 

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