The issue of race blew up the comments thread today on the post about Joe Mallahan where we reported that the T-Mobile executive who's running for mayor questioned Nickels' decision to focus on racial tensions in neighborhoods and criticized Nickels' success at doing so.

As happens in any back-and-forth on race, things got confusing and tricky fast. Always-sharp commenter Trevor took on another commenter—"Kevin Durant"—with this smart attempt at post-meta deconstruction:

9. Trevor says:

@7: Why choose “Kevin Durant” as your handle? Is this sock-puppetry in blackface?

07/31/2009 AT 3:56 PM

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