Valerie Jarrett Is 'Fine,' Calls Roseanne Barr's Racist Tweet a 'Teaching Moment'

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Valerie Jarrett, once a senior advisor in the Obama administration, has commented on Roseanne Barr’s extremely bad and racist tweet, of which Jarrett was the target, and over which Barr has subsequently been cancelled. Or at least her show finally was. Roseanne reruns? Likewise: canceled.

“I’m fine,” Jarrett said during an MSNBC appearance on Tuesday (a town hall whose topic was “everyday racism”), where she took the high road in a big way. Jarrett continued:

“I’m worried about all the people out there who don’t have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense. The person who’s walking down the street minding their own business and they see someone cling to their purse, or walk across the street. Or every black parent I know who has a boy, who has to sit down and have a conversation, ‘the talk,’ as we call it. Those ordinary examples of racism that happen every day.”

In related news, Merriam-Webster has, of its own volition, entered the fray:

Grateful, as always, that this word is difficult to misspell.


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