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“Don’t Trust White People”: How My Father’s Prejudice Affects Me Today

“Don’t trust white people,” my father said as he furiously drove down the freeway while listening to Family Radio. This is not the first time he has uttered these words or this sentiment. “They don’t have your best interest at heart,” he continued. I nod but I cannot understand what he means. More »


Black People Are Perceived As More Attractive When They Say They’re Multiracial, According To A New Study

According to the study, it didn’t even have to be true. All a black person had to say was that they had “mixed ancestry” and subjects found them to be more attractive in general. More »


I’m A Queer Black Woman And This Is How White Girls Use Me, Even When They Love Me

We had fun together, these girls and I. We bonded. We got close. But we could never truly love each other because they absolutely refused to see me for who I was. I was just their Black Friend. And then, well, I became their Black Gay Friend. More »


Bill O’Reilly Proves He Knows Literally Nothing About Slavery Or Human Decency

His response to Michelle Obama’s speech was pretty fucked up, even for him. More »


Mothers Of The Movement Highlight The Vast Difference Between Clinton And Trump On Police Brutality

Between Trump and Clinton, only one of them is acknowledging that black lives matter. More »


Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke Is Running For Senate, Which We Should Maybe Not Joke About

“European Americans need at least one man in the United States, one man in Congress, who will defend their rights and heritage,” Duke reasons. More »


Texas Has A Long, Persistent History Of Discriminatory Voting Laws

The state has a long history of policies barring minority voters in a large-scale conservative effort to limit Democratic votes. More »


Abigail Fisher And Her Lawyers Continue To Fight Affirmative Action By Arguing Its Negative Impact On Asian-Americans

There’s a myriad of reasons it’s so problematic for white opponents of affirmative action to use Asian-Americans, and stereotypes about them, for their own ends. More »


The Store Owner Where Alton Sterling Was Killed Sues The Baton Rouge Police

Abdullah Muflahi accuses the police of “illegally taking him into custody and confiscating his entire security system without a warrant.” More »


Democrats Include A Path To Marijuana Legalization In Their Platform In Another Surprising Nod To Sanders

Expect some serious medical and economic gains from “policies that will allow more research on marijuana,” and “laws to allow legal marijuana businesses to exist without uncertainty.” More »


Why Rudy Giuliani’s Focus On “Black-On-Black” Violence Is So Irrelevant

Those who, like Giuliani, would rather fixate on “black-on-black” violence than systemic racism hypocritically ignore the fact that rates of white-on-white violence are pretty much the same. More »


You’re As Likely To Marry Outside Of Your Political Party As You Are Outside Your Race

The polarization of modern politics is affecting more than just Congress. More »


What The Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action Really Means

While opponents of such policies consider it reverse racism (which, let’s be real, doesn’t exist), the Court declared that the college’s admission process complied with previous rulings. More »


Sonia Sotomayor’s Fierce Dissent Stands Up For Victims Of Racial Profiling

It is no secret that people of color are disproportionate victims of this type of scrutiny.” More »


The Supreme Court Will Rule On These 3 Controversial Issues Very Soon

What with the crazy dialogues surrounding racial injustice, immigration, and women’s rights throughout the Supreme Court’s wild 2015-2016 term, all eyes are on three cases in particular. More »


Brock Turner’s Mugshot Was Finally Released, And Here’s Why That Matters So Much

On top of his standing as an athlete at a prestigious university, Turner had another factor working in his favor — his whiteness. More »


Most Trump Voters Say Whites Are “Losing Out”–And, In A Way, They Are

By continuing to see the progress of other groups as a net loss for them, these “angry white voters” are always going to feel like they’re losing.  More »


Trayvon Martin’s Mom Takes Aim At Sanders’ “Ghetto” Comment For Clinton Campaign

Sybrina Fulton and the mother of Davis McBath, Lucia, both spoke out against Sanders’ slip-up. More »


Marcia Clark: OJ Jurors Didn’t Care if He Was Guilty

The former Los Angeles County prosecutor who failed to convict OJ Simpson of murder in 1995 says she would probably fail to convict now, for the same reason: Jurors who didn’t care whether he was guilty or not. In an interview for an NBC Dateline special, Marcia Clark says some of the nine black jurors… More »


When A Young Black Voter Challenged Clinton On Diversity, She Told Her To Go Run For Something

Minnesotans have dealt with their fair share frigidness, but few things top the icy exchange Hillary Clinton had with a young Somali-American voter on Super Tuesday. Capture by NBC News, the tense conversation is one that is uncomfortable, yet important to watch. Whether you voted for Clinton (and will continue to) or not, it displays a… More »


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