Posts tagged "race"

9 Steps That Would Help Reconcile The Relationship Between White And Black America

After both studying and writing about racial inequality in the United States, I have come to learn that, much like our interpersonal or romantic relationships, most of the ongoing strife between African-Americans and the nation stems from the absence of atonement, forgiveness and reconciliation. Personal relationships are often threatened by wrongdoing. That’s because human being…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / June 30, 2015

Bree Newsome Speaks: “I Did It Because I Am Free”

This woman is a real life super hero.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Does Amy Schumer Really Have A Race Problem? I’m Not Sure.

Context, folks. It’s all about context. …

By: Megan Reynolds / June 29, 2015

Arsonists Set At Least 3 Black Churches Ablaze In The Last Week

Back in May, during the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the TV news media spent countless hours showing footage of a burning CVS, allegedly set on fire by angry looters. The footage served to illustrate what some considered the protest’s “violent turn,” just one of many examples of the news media…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

The Soapbox: Why Won’t Hillary Clinton Say “Black Lives Matter”?

Considering the large body of work that explains why the phrase “all lives matter” is contextually racist and wholly inappropriate, it seriously gives me pause that Hillary Clinton let the words slip out of her mouth.

By: Tiffanie Drayton / June 24, 2015

Frisky Rant: Yes, Don Lemon, The N-Word And Your Sign Are Offensive

Sigh. Don Lemon at his most Don Lemon-iest.

By: Tiffanie Drayton / June 23, 2015

President Obama Gets Candid About Race On WTF! With Marc Maron Podcast, Catches Flack For Using The N-Word

As you might expect, conservatives are being ridiculously and deliberately obtuse about Obama’s use of the n-word during the interview.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

Rachel Dolezal To Matt Lauer: “I identify as black.”

She also “has a huge issue with blackface.” What?

By: Megan Reynolds / June 16, 2015

Rachel Dolezal Quits As President Of The Spokane Chapter of the NAACP

Stepping down is the smartest move she’s done in a while. …

By: Megan Reynolds / June 15, 2015

Rachel Dolezal, Spokane NAACP Leader, Is Apparently A White Woman Pretending To Be Black

Rachel Dolezal, respected civil rights leader and prominent NAACP member, Africana studies professor and proud “ethnic hair stylist”, is under fire after her parents produced her birth certificate Thursday that proves that she is white. This would be fine except that Rachel Dolezal claims that she is a black woman. What?

Dolezal i…

By: Megan Reynolds / June 12, 2015

The Soapbox: When Black Children Aren’t Welcome In White Spaces

Many a Black child has that moment when they learn that certain White spaces are off limits to them. That not only are such spaces unwelcoming, but they can possibly be dangerous. The Black teenagers who attempted to attend a pool party on the White side of the town of McKinney, Texas, learned that lesson

By: Tiffanie Drayton / June 8, 2015

That’s Weird, Emma Stone Isn’t Asian: Why “Aloha” Is A Hot Mess

Hawaii has always been the cinematic setting for the age-old spiritual quest, one in which a confused white man takes to the white sand beaches and the birds of paradise and strolls, endlessly, against a backdrop of crashing waves and Technicolor sunsets, until he either gets the girl or figures out he didn’t need her…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 29, 2015

A New Bill In NYC Will Actually Let New Yorkers Identify As Multiracial On Official City Forms

I mean, it’s 2015. This is progress, but it’s also “progress.”…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 12, 2015

Wanderlust: One Day In Baltimore

On the day of my arrival in Baltimore, a friend tipped me off to an altercation that happened between police and a young Black man at the same junction where Freddie Gray was arrested by officers, before dying in their custody. Fox News reported that the man was shot in the back while running away from police (they…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / May 5, 2015

The Soapbox: Justice Is No Longer An Option, It Is A Necessity

Prosecutors have found probable cause to rule Freddie Gray’s death a homicide, with the six officers involved in his death being hit with charges ranging from misconduct to manslaughter to 2nd degree depraved heart murder. The announcement was made this morning by Baltimore state attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby, who said the officers intentionally put the young ma…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / May 1, 2015

Freddie Gray, Baltimore & Beyond: What To Read/Watch/Listen To Since TV News Is A Steaming Pile Of Hot Garbage

The mainstream media, and cable news especially, has long been a complete and utter hot mess, but the level of idiocy, godawful “reporting” and outrageous spin has hit new heights in its coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, including the recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray. The Washington Post, reporting on a “tip” from inside the Baltimore Police Department,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2015

An Open Letter To Kim Lute About Her “Problem With Black Women”

Let us heal one another by first healing ourselves.

By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 29, 2015

FYI: You’re Still White, Even If You Married Outside Your Race

I think there’s a better way to say this. …

By: Megan Reynolds / April 16, 2015

“Fuck Your Breath”: Officer Caught On Tape Mocking Yet Another Black Man Fatally Shot By Police

On Friday, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department released video of a reserve deputy “accidentally” shooting unarmed Black man, Eric Harris, when he fled from police following an undercover sting operation on April 2. The graphic video shows Reserve Deputy Robert Charles “Bob” Bates and other officers pursuing Harris on foot before catching up to him…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 12, 2015
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