Tag: clapbacks

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: A Kinder, Gentler Mailbag

Something weird happened. This weekend, the boys of Covington Catholic High School’s Junior Klansmen of America took a field trip to Washington, D.C., and…well… You’ve probably heard what happened. Apparently, everyone in America initially thought the Kentucky state racism champions were out of line. Then, after a well-organized public relations campaign, white America changed its […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Birds, Boxes and Other Bullshit No One Believes

Image: Oscar Bustamante (The Root/FMG) So, ummm… about this Birdbox thing. Wait. We’ll get to that. But before that, y’all know what this is. Our clapback congregation meets weekly to discuss these matters. Each Friday, we faithfully go through the emails, comments, tweets and messages to explain, apologize or elaborate on the things that caused […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claps Back at Some Unemployed Windbag Named Mike Huckabee

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a new type of politician. She’s young, motivated, didn’t come up through the traditional political ranks and she’s not here for the fuck shit. Not. Ever. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (which is the same as me calling myself “former Bunker Hill Elementary third-grader”) decided he […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: A Mood

Image: Oscar Bustamante (The Root/FMG) This week, instead of answering each letter individually, I shall increase the level of difficulty by answering all the letters with one universal, overarching clapback. You see, every Friday around 4 a.m., before I even wake up, I begin receiving messages asking what’s taking the mailbag so long. Here’s your […]

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