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President Obama Is Concerned About Violence In Ferguson After The Grand Jury Makes Its Decision

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  • President Obama is concerned about violence in Ferguson in the coming days and has provided support for local law enforcement. Weren’t they the ones shooting? [Politico]
  • Women matter more than fetuses do. Or we should, anyway. [New Republic]
  • Angela Blackwell talks about why we still can’t have a good conversation about race. [Salon]
  • Read this convincing argument for “douchebag” as the white racial slur the world has needed. [Medium] Keep reading »

More Thoughts On Jean-Paul Goude, The Black Jezebel Stereotype & That Racist Kim Kardashian Photoshoot

Yesterday, I did a brief post on the racism displayed in Kim Kardashian’s much talked about Paper magazine cover and photoshoot. I focused on Kardashian’s demotion from “Whiteness” in society because of her relationships with Black men; relationships that have essentially cast her into the realm of “Blackness” where her body is readily exploited and hypersexualized, in ways eerily similar to the vulgar treatment Black female bodies receive in the United States.

Many responded by claiming that Kim Kardashian is Middle Eastern and not White. The difference between ethnicity and race should always be considered when discussing matters of racism. Per the U.S. Department of Justice:

“White people” are defined as “people having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.”

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Kim Kardashian Is Exploiting Her ‘Honorary Black Womanhood’ With Her Latest Hypersexualized Magazine Cover

Kim Kardashian’s derriere has cause quite the stir online with the release of her Paper magazine cover, mostly invoking discussions about the “realness” of the posterior or the likelihood that the greased asset has been Photoshopped. While consumers mull over these trivialities, I’d rather talk about how the great machine of America’s racism is once again revving its engines, exploiting and reinforcing the same old racist tropes and ideologies that have plagued the country since its inception. Keep reading »

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

Senator Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor
  • White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
  • Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life is like for them. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Here are the five worst states for black people. [The Root]
  • Read about Harry Potter’s lessons about bullying. [The Mary Sue] Keep reading »

We’re Finally Getting Diverse Emojis!

Hooray! We’re getting diverse emoji! The Unicode Consortium, the entity that standardizes characters for letters, numbers, and symbols, has heard the demand for emojis with diverse skin tones and is adding a range of five skin tone options to emoji characters based on a dermatological measure called the Fitzpatrick scale.

The change will apply to all yellow smiley face emojis, hand emojis, and any emoji with human facial or bodily characteristics. The face emojis are currently predominantly Caucasian in appearance, as are characters like the dancing woman, the man on a bike, the surfer, swimmer, snowboarder, etc. All together, 151 emoji will be affected by the change. Keep reading »

Even If Darren Wilson Is Innocent, The Ferguson Police Department Is Toxic

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  • If Darren Wilson is found innocent, it won’t excuse the behavior of the Ferguson Police toward the citizens of Ferguson. [The Atlantic]
  • The evidence keeps mounting that former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi has been behaving problematically for 20 years. [VICE]
  • Invasive mental health tracking app Samaritans Radar now has an opt-out, but it still needs to switch to an opt-in system. [Daily Dot]
  • Journalist Rula Jebreal told Bill Maher his view of Islam was “offensive” and grossly simplistic. [Salon]
  • A new Tumblr called Some Lady Parts gives us a pretty depressing look at the prototypes of women Hollywood wants in movies. [Flavorwire]
  • “Baby brain” doesn’t really exist, but chances are your employers thinks it does. [Jezebel]
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