Posts tagged "race"

Anthony Hill, Another Unarmed Black Man, Shot Dead By Police Near Atlanta

How many more?
Yesterday, a white, as-yet-unnamed police officer shot and killed 27-year-old Anthony Hill, a Black man who was seen naked and behaving erratically at his apartment complex near…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

True Story: I Had An Altercation With A Black Man — And Luckily, Police Weren’t Involved

A video recorded by a citizen journalist, which captured footage of the LAPD shooting and killing an unarmed homeless Black man in broad daylight, has been circulating on the…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 4, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Wanderlust: I May Be Smitten, But I Will Not Be Your Educator

I’ve written before about “distancing myself From white people” to avoid being constantly subjected to racial and cultural insensitivity. After years of dealing with well-meaning, but often ill-informed or inexperienced…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 2, 2015 - 1:15 pm

18 Things White America Needs To Reconcile To Truly Become Colorblind

Black History Month presents the opportunity to explore African-American history: A history marked by the struggle for a fair and equitable America that treats its citizens and residents with respect…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 26, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Here’s Why Closing The Gender Wage Gap Is A White Feminist Issue

Patricia Arquette’s words, problematic though they may be, were merely an entry point to a much-need conversation about wage inequality. It is up to us to expand on and continue…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm

With So Many Trans Women Murdered In 2015, How Are We Not Outraged?

At least six trans* women have been murdered this year. Why are we not outraged? [The Daily Beast]
Turkish men are protesting in skirts for women’s rights, in memory…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Patricia Arquette’s Backstage Comments Overshadow Oscar Speech

Patricia Arquette gave one of the best speeches at last night’s Oscars, calling for equal pay and equal rights for women and earning the enraptured applause of Meryl Streep. But…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 23, 2015 - 10:40 am

Richard Pryor’s Prescient Pre-Twitter Statements Regarding The Oscars

In advance of this year’s very white Oscars it’s sobering to read that infamous comedian Richard Pryor called it way back when.
In 1977, Pryor dryly exclaimed “I am here…

Katrin Higher | February 22, 2015 - 5:15 pm

The NFL’s Anti-Domestic Violence Partner Is A Sham Organization

The NFL’s anti-domestic violence campaign partner, No More, is a sham — surprise, surprise. [Deadspin]
Black girls are six times as likely to be suspended as White girls…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm

This Business Insider Senior Editor Thinks NBA And NFL Players Do “Hood Rat Sh-t”

It’s never easy to get an assignment handed to you that’s hard to write — especially one as silly as a listicle about what constitutes a “Modern Gentleman,” but that…

Beejoli Shah | February 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Get To Know The Women Of The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Meet the women of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. [The Atlantic]
Is casual, everyday sexism making women sick? [The Guardian]
Islamaphobic bus ads in San Francisco have been “defaced”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

These Dolls Are Pushing Barbie Right Out Of Nigeria

The concept of the Western standard of beauty is slowly disintegrating, and in Nigeria, that slow pace is picking up steam, all thanks to a set of dolls.

Beejoli Shah | January 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

3 Other Reasons Why Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” Oscar Snub Matters

As soon as Oscar nominations were announced this morning, Twitter strained to the point of breaking under the weight of thousands of bloggers, saddled with white guilt, who took up…

Beejoli Shah | January 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm

I’m Not That Great A White Person

The thing about being white is you end up with a lot of white friends. They’re people you went to school with, people you worked with, even people you’re related…

Beth Tully | January 5, 2015 - 11:00 am

KKK Takes Out Billboard Claiming They’re Not Racist, They Just Love White People

The Ku Klux Klan has taken out a billboard for the purpose of advertising their internet radio station —, which redirects to — alongside the highway in Harrison,…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 2, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Black Employment Rates Were Hit Worse Than White Employment Rates During The Recession

The recession widened the employment gap between Blacks and Whites. [The Atlantic]
If the NYPD is willing to disrespect their boss in public, what do they do when…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Macklemore On Race In America: “As A White Person, We Have To Listen”

Macklemore gave a great interview with NYC’s Hot 97 in which he discusses white cultural appropriation of hip-hop and what white people can do to support the Black Lives…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 30, 2014 - 11:10 am

Black Colleges Are Helping To Boost Black Participation In The Sciences

Historically Black colleges are helping to increase participation in STEM fields. [The Atlantic]
Gmail has been shut down completely in China. [The Guardian]
Read the too-common story…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

“Why Is My Curriculum White?” Is Exactly The Question We Should Be Asking About University Education

The hardest thing I was ever tasked with reading in a history course was Edward Said’s Orientalism. I dropped the course because it was totally over my head. That says…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 26, 2014 - 9:00 am
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