After a week of exceptional racial tension for the chattering classes comes some much needed levity, courtesy of the Los Angeles NAACP:

It’s a heartening comment on the decline of prejudice in America if auditory hallucinations induced by electronic greeting cards are the worst kind of racism the LA NAACP has to worry about. Though on the flipside, after hearing so much about right-wing anti-government paranoia from the media and Obama administration over the past year, one wonders when someone is going to report on the paranoia of a left-leaning group that evidently believes a company as saccharine as Hallmark is deliberately placing racist messages in graduation cards. But I suspect the NAACP is just pulling a very deadpan joke.