...for the worn out chorus of "I didn't know..." "It wasn't my intent..." and "One of my best friends is (fill in the blank)."
I'm tired of these gangsta/ghetto/"let's mock black people then act like we, as people who grew up in a stridently racialized and stratified society, don't know that it's offensive" parties. At the very least, as my sister noted of the Tarleton State Crew, these people are part of a generation who grew up with a heroic image of Dr. King, so they know that this "celebration" of his birthday may have been just a little problematic.
I really don't have much to add, because, again, this wears me out and I'm late to this. Some good links:
Philip A. Moore