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Reminder That Mark Wahlberg Allegedly Threw Rocks, Slurs, At 4th Grade Class in 1986
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In the ongoing Mark Wahlberg pardon saga, much of the focus has been on Wahlberg’s brutal, racially charged attacks on Thanh Lam and Johnny Trinh, two Vietnamese men, and Trinh’s recent statement that he believes Wahlberg deserves a pardon. But one Dorchester teacher believes Wahlberg should publicly acknowledge and apologize for his equally cruel and racist attacks on black schoolchildren in 1986 before receiving a pardon. More

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Another Day, Another Public Apology. Are They Even Worth It?
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Jonah Hill said “faggot” or some derivation thereof about 800 times in “Superbad.” Context is everything, of course, so when Hill used the word, not to make us laugh, but rather to hurt a member of the paparazzi – who was no doubt thrilled upon the word’s utterance – he suddenly became indebted to society. So Hill made the rounds on television’s couches, offering near teary-eyed and seemingly heartfelt apologies for letting slip one of the most reviled words in the English language. It was easy to take his sincerity at face value, as Hill is a long time proponent of equal rights for the LGBTQ community. More