Posts tagged "racism"

Bernie Sanders Excites Bostonians With Call To Fight Racism And Reform Gun Laws

Vermont senator and 2016 democratic presidential hopeful wunderkind, Bernie Sanders drew giant crowds in Boston on Saturday evening, delivering passionate calls for reform.
He spoke of “an institutional racism that allows and continues to allow unarmed African Americans to be killed by police” as well as a call to enforce stricter gun control after the…

Katrin Higher / October 4, 2015

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

White Dude Shoots Self In Penis And Tries To Blame It On A Black Man

A South Dakota convicted felon, Donald Anthony Watson (43), is currently in custody after telling the police that he was shot in the penis by a “black guy” when in reality he actually shot himself in his own goddamn penis, while trying to buy an illegal gun. What the fuck, right?
According to the arrest report, Watson lied…

Katrin Higher / September 26, 2015

Celeb Finance Firm Said Rihanna Is Hot Because She “Isn’t Too Dark”

Isn’t it rad when the people you trust with your money are actually sexist, racist dickbags, too?!

Megan Reynolds / September 22, 2015

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 for trans rights, to Uzo Aduba’s moving tribute to her sister, to Regina King’s shock  at winning after years of slaying part after part, it was a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 21, 2015

Trump Supporter Calls For “Getting Rid” Of Muslims, The Donald Just Nods His Head

Color me utterly unsurprised that a supporter of Donald Trump — who made headlines as the chief celebrity birther — thinks President Obama is a Muslim, that Muslims are this country’s “biggest problem” and that the United States needs to “get rid of them.” And I am also not at all shocked that Trump did…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 18, 2015

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” and “Black Only” signs over the drinking fountains in the school’s Clemens Hall.
The Spectrum, an independent student publication at UB, reported that Powell admitted to posting…

Lauren Vinopal / September 17, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Ahmed Mohamed Get Invited To Tour MIT

I love kids, but as a former teen who ran home from school to work on her “Star Trek: The Next Generation” fanfic novel, I have a special place in my heart for the sweet, nerdy ones. It does not matter how intelligent Ahmed Mohamed actually is, the unlawful interrogation and unjustified arrest he endured on Monday should not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2015

Mike Huckabee Says Dred Scott Ruling Still ‘Law Of The Land’ Despite 14th Amendment

In a recent radio interview on the topic of Kim Davis, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee argued that the 1857 Supreme Court ruling that declared blacks did not have a right to be citizens was “still the law of the land” even though the 14th Amendment overturned it. And so, in his mind, the SCOTUS…

Katrin Higher / September 12, 2015

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 to death in February. Today, the full video of the incident that led to Natasha McKenna’s death was released. It is horrifying and heartbreaking, making…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2015

Surprise: White Man Who Published As “Yi-Fen Chou” Stole The Name From A Real Person

Micheal Derrick Hudson, the white male poet included in The Best American Poetry 2015 anthology for his poem “The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus, Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve” under a pen name, Yi-Fen Chou, apparently stole the name from a high school classmate — an actual woman named Yi-Fen Chou, according to the New York Times.

Megan Reynolds / September 10, 2015

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 Year nomination – claiming that Nicki is “not too kind” or “polite” and too “angry.” And then, as I’m sure you’ve watched over and over agai…

Tiffanie Drayton / August 31, 2015

Governor Chris Christie Thinks We Should Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages

Perhaps New Jersey Governor and 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie, is trying to sound more like Donald Trump in his audaciousness, because his most recent doozie is really something else.
At an event in New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon, Christie actually said:
“We let people come to this country with visas and the minute…

Katrin Higher / August 30, 2015

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

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

Napa Wine Train Exec Apologizes: “We Were 100 Percent In The Wrong”

This is actually a classy, nice, very good apology. …

Megan Reynolds / August 26, 2015

The Fable Of Ethnic Loudness And How It Penetrates The White Space

Sadly, the experience several black women had on the Napa Valley Wine Train is not unusual — for Napa, or anywhere.

Carol H. Hood / August 25, 2015

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 the Napa Valley, after a white woman (pictured above) complained to train staff that the women’s laughter was annoying her. She also remarked, “This i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2015
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