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Apropos of what I was saying earlier about social justice being a work in progress, Dave Weigel observes that, with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's appointment of Mo Cowan to fill John Kerry's vacated US Senate seat, this will be the first time ever that "the Senate will include more than one black member at the same time—Cowan and South Carolina's Tim Scott."

It takes a special sort of unicorn-scented ignorance to argue we live in a post-racial society when the US Senate has two whole black members serving at the same time! in the year of our lord Jesus Jones two thousand and thirteen.

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