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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    What If Tonya Harding Were Black?

    By Kyle Smith | January 13, 2018

    Then snickering at her wouldn’t be quite so easy. More here.

    Topics: Movies | 7 Comments »

    7 Responses to “What If Tonya Harding Were Black?”

    1. K Says:
      January 14th, 2018 at 12:11 am

      This piece is so pre-2008. Apparently, Kyle, you missed the memo. The “what if X were black” no longer works as the definition of what’s called “racism” has changed. POC can’t be racist now by definition, but attacking your own race, if and only if it’s white, is a sure sign of your moral superiority. This, of course is what’s driving the new white identity politics.

    2. SK Says:
      January 14th, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      Nancy Kerrigan had figure-skating costumes designed by Vera Wang. How could Tonya compete with that?

    3. Obama bin Biden Says:
      January 15th, 2018 at 11:47 am

      What if Kerrigan was black? There would have been cities burning.

    4. kishke Says:
      January 15th, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Kyle, did you delete my earlier comment? If yes, why?

    5. Kyle Smith Says:
      January 17th, 2018 at 11:55 am

      what comment? I didn’t do it. I have a spam filter though.

    6. Kyle Smith Says:
      January 17th, 2018 at 11:56 am

      I see my spam filter deleted something you wrote 2 days ago but it seems to be gone.

    7. kishke Says:
      January 19th, 2018 at 12:51 am

      No, big deal. Forgot already what it was.

      Oh yeah, something about Tonya being tr**ler tr*sh. Very sensitive filter you have.

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