Posts tagged "race"

The Soapbox: On The Sacrifices Expected Of Immigrant Nannies

I have a deep-seated resentment of White parents who specifically hire Black immigrant women or people of color as nannies. Whenever I go to the park or take…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Police Aren’t “Under Siege,” They’re Under Criticism

The shooting of two NYPD officers this weekend was tragic, but to blame it on Black Lives Matter protestors has no basis. The police aren’t “under siege,” they’re under…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Civil Rights Act Now Covers Protections For Transgender Individuals

The Justice Department is now interpreting the Civil Rights Act to include protections for transgender people. (The Grio)
The Miss World Pageant is no longer including the bikini…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 20, 2014 - 3:20 pm

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 18, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Representation In Porn, Or A Lack Thereof, And Why It Matters

Have you ever wondered what racial representation looks like in porn versus the United States population? Well, I have.
I get tired of conventional porn sometimes, and I want…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 18, 2014 - 9:30 am

12-Year-Old Tamir Rice’s Death Ruled A Homicide

Last month, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by a Cleveland police officer who was responding to a 911 call about Rice playing with a BB gun at a park. Surveillance…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm

7 Tips For White Women In Interracial Relationships

I recently got into a interesting conversation with a few White women I know, who happen to date Black or minority men, and it really highlighted a need to explore…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 9, 2014 - 10:00 am

White Americans Don’t Think Race Played A Part In The Deaths Of Mike Brown Or Eric Garner

There is a tremendous divide between Black and White perceptions of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, with the majority of White Americans convinced that race did not…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

On Police Retaliation And Obfuscation From St. Louis To Chicago

Most people don’t protest. Hell, even a lot of the people who want to protest don’t protest, and there are a lot of valid reasons for that. But if you…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Strange Fruit PR To Pick New Name After Being Told (Again) That Their Current One Refers To The Bodies Of Lynched Black People

Google the term “Strange Fruit” and the first result is the Wikipedia page for the infamous Billie Holiday song, originally written as a poem by Abel Meeropol, about the lynching…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 7, 2014 - 1:10 pm

An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea Regarding Her Appropriation Of Black Culture While Ignoring The Issues Faced By The Black Community

Dear Iggy Azalea,

I was a Black child of the ’90s who grew up on hip-hop and R&B. Some of my favorite adolescent memories were set to the…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 4, 2014 - 3:00 pm

It’s Not About You, St. Louis P.D.

Earlier this week during Sunday night football, five St. Louis Rams players came out of the tunnel to take the field ahead of the rest of the team, arms raised…

Beejoli Shah | December 2, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Over-Policed & Under-Served: How The Phrase “Fuck The Police” Was Born

“You fucking stupid bitch,” a man screamed followed by the slam of a car door. Feet thumped and the passenger door swung open. The incoherent pleas of a woman could…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Why Minority Male Oppression Is A Feminist Issue

I am at odds with feminism and my conflict is a “race issue.”

For White women, defining oneself as feminist is pretty simple. The need to advance a…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 25, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 13, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 13, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2014 - 6:30 pm
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