This is the internet weblog of Bix Frankonis.

What I don’t understand about this story—an update to an incident from last year—is why the autistic man in question thinks (in the words of his mother) “he is befriending people” by using the N-word. I wish there were more about this aspect. For instance, were we to take that at face value, has his family never tried to explain to him that he’s not befriending people by using the N-word, but it just didn’t take? Or did they, I don’t know, just laugh it off before this incident? Did no reporters ever try to pursue this question? I assume not.