Posts tagged "race"

“Homeland” Is Racist, Just Read The Writing On The Wall

Quinn should’ve caught this.

Lauren Vinopal | October 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Frisky Rant: Calling The Kardashians “America’s First Family” Is An Insult To The Obamas

Cosmo’s trivialization of the title “first family” shows a blatant disregard for the Obamas’ legacy and for people of color to whom it represents generations of dreams and aspirations realized.

Tiffanie Drayton | October 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Just Look At This Asshole: Alabama Develops Clever Way To Keep Black People From Voting

Alabama, a state with Voter ID laws, is closing drivers license offices in counties with over 75 percent black people.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 1, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Soap Opera Actress Nancy Lee Grahn Whines About Viola Davis’s Emmy Speech Not Including “All” Women

Last night’s Emmy Awards were shockingly entertaining and exciting, and the acceptance speeches were the absolute highlight, each one better than the next. From Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor’s advocacy…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 21, 2015 - 10:12 am

#BiracialLooksLike Wants To Show You What Biracial People Look Like, So You Can Stop Asking, Thanks

If you have the great fortune of being biracial, multiracial, mixed or however it is you chose to signal to the world that your parents are different races, you also…

Megan Reynolds | September 18, 2015 - 3:45 pm

University At Buffalo Student Posts “White Only” And “Black Only” Signs For An Art Project

Art comes in many forms and sometimes people don’t always “get it.” But for University of Buffalo art student Ashley Powell, the point was to get a reaction when she posted “White Only”

Lauren Vinopal | September 17, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Full Video Of Natasha McKenna’s Death Released, Officers Will Not Face Charges

On Tuesday, Fairfax County, Virginia chief prosecutor, Raymond F. Morrogh, announced that no charges would be brought against the six male sheriff’s deputies who repeatedly tased a mentally ill woman…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

White Guy Finally Gets Poetry Published — As Yi-Fen Chou

“If there is such a thing as employing yellowface in poetry, this has to be it.” That’s what Korean-American blogger Phil Yu, known as Angry Asian Man, has to say…

Newser | September 8, 2015 - 4:45 pm

10 Tips For Being A Better Girl Friend And Ally

Last week, in an interview with The New York Times, Miley Cyrus dismissed Nicki Minaj’s criticism of racism in the music industry – exemplified by MTV, which denied “Anaconda” a VMA Video of the…

Tiffanie Drayton | August 31, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Soapbox: As Serena Williams Knows, The Race-Based Wage Gap Is No Joke

Serena may have whooped Maria Sharapova’s behind in 18 of their last 20 matches, but somehow, Sharapova is worth $5 million more.

Tiffanie Drayton | August 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Oof: Miley Cyrus Says Nicki Minaj Is “Not Too Kind,” Doesn’t Respect Her “Anger” Over VMA Snub

Miley, I’m gonna need you to sit in child’s pose for the remainder of this post.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Bill Cosby’s New PR Plan Involves Blaming Rape Accusations On Racism

This is not the best tactic.

Megan Reynolds | August 24, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Group Of Black Women Kicked Off Napa Valley Wine Train After White Woman Complains About Their Laughter

Today in White Women Are Pretty Much The Worst*: a group of 12 women (11 Black and one White) were kicked off a train taking them on a wine tour of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 24, 2015 - 10:00 am

An Open Letter To The Owners Of Certe Pizza, Makers Of The Racist “Pik-A-Nika” Pizza

The immense “success” of this offensive pizza and the subsequent support from mostly white customers allows for a rare glimpse into the pervasive nature of racism rampant throughout the “liberal” East Coast and even

Tiffanie Drayton | August 18, 2015 - 11:30 am

The 8 Best Books Of 2015 (So Far!), Dammit

TIME plopped out a quick microaggression of a list of the 10 best books of the year thus far, and while it consists of some reads that are quite good,…

Megan Reynolds | August 14, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Listen Now: “Hell You Talmbout” Is A New American Protest Anthem

Stop what you’re doing. Press pause on whatever the hell is going on around you, and then press the play button above. Janelle Monáe and the entire roster of talent…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 14, 2015 - 12:30 pm

The Soapbox: Chicago Needs A Hurricane Katrina, Says Completely Tone Deaf Trib Op-Ed

What kind of person would say they were envious of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?

Robyn Pennacchia | August 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

State Of Emergency Declared As Ferguson Protestors Are Arrested & A Young Man Is Critically Shot On Anniversary Of Mike Brown’s Death

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO, and protesters across the country staged commemorative demonstrations emphasizing Black Lives Matter and calling…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 10, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Brooke Hogan Defends Hulk: “I’ve Been Told White People Smell Like Bologna!”

Ahh, Brooke Hogan is really going out of her way to show that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Hulk Hogan’s pop star wannabe daughter defended her dad’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 6, 2015 - 9:35 am

Expert Calls Report On Sandra Bland’s Marijuana Levels “An Interesting Distraction”

When the results of Sandra Bland’s toxicology report were discussed last week — and then officially released on Monday —  Texas authorities made it a point to emphasize that “high”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 5, 2015 - 5:00 pm
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