Murdered cops in Baton Rouge, slain revelers in Great and a coup in Turkey are hardly the stuff of summer reverie. But the Kim Kardashian/Taylor Swift feud is not so a lot a departure from our nightmarish instances as it is a reflection of them. Associated: TRENDING Existence & Style Information THIS HOUR On Sunday night, Kardashian posted a video to Snapchat that appears to show her husband, Kanye West, running lyrics by Swift for his "Renowned" song. Swift apparently says, "It really is like a compliment, kind of. I actually appreciate you telling me about this. ... That is genuinely wonderful." Problem is, Swift has prolonged maintained she was blindsided by those very same lyrics, which contain, "I feel like me and Taylor may possibly still have intercourse/ Why? I manufactured that (expletive) famous." Her umbrage even produced its way into her 2016 Grammys acceptance speech. Piers Morgan, longtime Swift defender, went on "Good Morning Britain" to say he feels "conned." The New York Times even weighed in. Swift offered a response on Instagram, maintaining that she did not know West was going to phone her the b-word in his song. "You don't get to manage someone's emotional response to staying identified as 'that (expletive) in front of the complete world," she wrote. "Even though I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the cellphone contact, you are not able to 'approve' a song you haven't heard." I am not taking a side in this battle — partly because my allegiance does not matter 1 whit and partly due to the fact there is much more than sufficient side-taking in this country appropriate now. But it can be brief-sighted to publish off the feud as a mere distraction. There are powerful conversations occurring in its wake, especially all around race and privilege. "There is nothing more 'SAVE-ABLE' in this globe than a white girl w/ hurt feelings," author and blogger Luvvie Ajayi tweeted. "Taylor owes her occupation to Kanye hurting her feels." Underneath the #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty hashtag, one Twitter consumer shared: "And on a critical note. I assume exposing a background of white women lying on black men and watching them be slaughtered to protect an illusion of innocence and helpless victimhood is a critically significant matter." Above on Roxane Gay's Twitter web page, the "Poor Feminist" writer wrote, "Final night we had been reminded that you really should find someone that loves you like Kim loves Kanye." That prompted a discussion about West's ego, to which Gay replied, "Kanye's self confidence as a black man in THIS country is not worth mocking. I admire his arrogance." 1 of the truest things I heard uttered due to the fact the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile was, oddly ample, from Newt Gingrich, who told commentator Van Jones, "If you are a typical, white American, the reality is you don't realize currently being black in America." I am not certain it matters considerably that the characters in this drama are billionaire celebrities. I'm not positive it even matters whose side we're on. The ensuing dialogue is instructive. And lessons do not usually come packaged the way we count on them to. At times they come packaged like a Kardashian.