Posts tagged "racism"

Bananas Thrown At Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s First Black Minister

Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s first-ever black minister, had bananas thrown at her at a political rally on Friday. Kyenge was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo but is now an Italian citizen. Last month, a right-wing politician called for Kyenge to be raped and then claimed it was a “joke.” [Feminist.org]
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By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2013

Paula Deen Called Her Black Cook Her “Soul Sister”

Paula Deen’s longtime cook for her restaurant Lady & Sons, a black woman named Dora Charles, has come out with new allegations that Deen is just as racist as suspected. She called Charles her “soul sister,” used racial slurs when speaking to staff, and wanted Charles to ring a dinner bell and yell, “Come…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2013

Forbidden Words: On Sex And Racial Slurs

We were walking down the street when Colin asked me if I’d ever feel comfortable saying that word. Colin — 24, biracial in the way that is still largely read as black — and me, a Jewish but let’s be serious, white, girl on the edge of 30; and Colin wanting to know whether I,…

By: Lux Alptraum / July 22, 2013

Obama On Trayvon Martin: “He Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago”

Beginning less than an hour ago, President Barack Obama held a impromptu press conference in the briefing room to share his thoughts about the death of Trayvon Martin and the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. (This is on top of the brief statement he released earlier this week.) For nearly 17 minutes,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 19, 2013

Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 3

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger impact of Trayvon Martin’s murder. I especially wanted to hear from fellow mothers of boys, in hopes of fostering dialogue about how we as mother…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 19, 2013

The Stupid, It Burns: Racists Upset That Marc Anthony Sang “God Bless America” At All-Star Game

Today in “Oh my god, please stop, you’re embarrassing yourself” news: racists are apparently upset that Marc Anthony was asked to sing “God Bless America” at this week’s MLB All-Star Game because, they claim, he’s not even American. While Anthony sang the patriotic tune on Tuesday, racists with Twitter accounts went off, referring to the singer a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 19, 2013

Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 2

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger impact of Trayvon Martin’s murder. I especially wanted to hear from fellow mothers of boys, in hopes of fostering dialogue about how we as mother…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 18, 2013

Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 1

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger impact of Trayvon Martin’s murder. I especially wanted to hear from fellow mothers of boys, in hopes of fostering dialogue about how we as mother…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 17, 2013

My Brother Wears A Hoodie Every Day, So I Am Afraid

Whenever issues of young Black masculinity become part of the national discourse, I often make reference to my little brother. As I am not yet a mother, he is my benchmark for how the world treats young Black male bodies. At 25 years old he is 6’2, slender, fair-skinned with a small bit of facial…

By: Hello Beautiful / July 16, 2013

The Soapbox: Mourning The Death Of Trayvon Martin & Reevaluating Racial Politics In America

As I sit in my living room, the familiar sound of rotating blades of a helicopter whoosh above me. I can hear them, hovering. They’re following the Oakland protestors who have taken to the streets outraged by the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. “No justice, no peace,” they shout as they…

By: Shanelle Matthews / July 16, 2013

Rachel Jeantel Remembers Trayvon Martin On “Piers Morgan Live”

Last night, Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin’s friend who was on the phone with him during the deadly confrontation with George Zimmerman, appeared on CNN with Piers Morgan to discuss Zimmerman’s hugely controversial acquittal. When asked if she believed — as the jury apparently did — that Zimmerman acted in self-defense by shooting the 17-year-old unarmed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2013

Juror B37 Thinks Zimmerman’s “Heart Was In The Right Place”

Juror B37, one of the six female jurors on the George Zimmerman trial — and a woman who purportedly hates the media — appeared on “Anderson Cooper Live” last night to discuss the case and the “not guilty” verdict the jury reached.

But before we get to that, let’s start with the things Juror B37 said…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 16, 2013

Kids React To The Racist Reactions To That Interracial Cheerios Commercial

Remember the “controversy” surrounding the Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family? Bigoted asshats, aka the dregs of humanity, went off with their vile racist opinions about the ad in the YouTube comments section — but there may be hope for us yet! The people behind those hilarious “Kids React To…” videos decided to show a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 16, 2013

“Big Brother” Bigotry: Jeremy, Bothered By A Fly, Calls Himself “African”

The list of “Big Brother 15″ houseguests who have made racist remarks continues to grow! This weekend, Jeremy — the heavily tattooed, douchebaggy ringleader of the now defunct “Moving Company” alliance — who has thus far only laughed at racist comments made by houseguests like Aryan Aaryn and GinaMarie, joined their ranks. While sitting outside with a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2013

The Days After: Reacting To The Trayvon Martin & George Zimmerman Verdict

On Saturday night, a jury in Florida found George Zimmerman, the man who killed 17-year-old unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

In the past couple of days, the country has been deeply polarized and emotionally affected by the verdict. I will leave the editorializing to others; as far…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2013

This Is What’s Shameful

My initial post about the George Zimmerman trial verdict on Saturday evening was brief and to the point. I was criticized by some for calling the jury’s decision “shameful.” Let me be clear: I understand the prosecution did a poor job of proving their case and ultimately a lack of evidence is why George Zimmerma…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2013

“Big Brother” Bigotry: More Racist Crap Went Down Last Night

Alright, I’m running on barely any sleep because I was up realllllly late watching the “Big Brother” live feeds — don’t be jealous of my cool cosmopolitan lifestyle, you guys — and, like, couldn’t turn them off because shit was that riveting.

After Nick got evicted last night (which sent GinaMarie into a tailspin of epic proportio…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 12, 2013

Aryan Aaryn From “Big Brother” Thinks Being Called Barbie Is The Same As Racism

“They call me Barbie and all sorts of shit about me being blonde all the time, so what’s the difference? People want to paint an ugly picture of me. Any good thing that I do, people want to turn it like I’m doing it for an ulterior motive. It’s like no good deed goes unpunished…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2013

“Big Brother 15″ Bigotry: Racism, Sexism & Homophobia, Oh My!

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A few weeks ago, I tried to convince y’all to watch my favorite summer reality show, “Big Brother.” What I forgot to mention is that because of the 24-hour live feeds, the houseguests can, will and have been caught saying all manner of offensive things. But the cast of “Big Brother 15″…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2013

“Big Brother” Houseguest GinaMarie Zimmerman Fired For Saying The N-Word & Making Racist Comments

What is it about “Big Brother” that inherently lends itself to racism? Every time a new season begins, the majority of the controversy seems to surround racism. I guess when you put a bunch of racist idiots together, that’s what ends up happening.

The latest instigator of idiotic racism is GinaMarie Zimmerman – the “Big Brother”…

By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / July 7, 2013
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