Discrimination is bad...unless you're wearing a MAGA hat

National Book Award finalist Rebecca Makkai wants me to stop wearing my Phillies hat.  Not because Makkai is from Chicago and the Phillies are battling the Cubs for the wild card, but because my Phillies hat is red and too closely resembles President Trump's MAGA hat. "Is anyone else made really uncomfortable these days by anyone wearing any kind of red baseball cap?" she recently tweeted, imploring "normal people" to refrain from wearing red hats because they are "making people scared."    As someone who's worn both a Phillies cap inside Wrigley Field in Chicago and a MAGA hat in Philadelphia, I can tell you Makkai has it backwards: the fear is clearly being felt by those wearing the hats, not the other way around. Not that Makkai has probably ever worn a MAGA hat, or been threatened by a Trump-supporter.  Other than in the pretend world of Jussie Smollett, Chicagoans aren't usually confronted...(Read Full Post)
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