Posts tagged "racism"

Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5 Million And Banned For Life By The NBA

Earlier today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced at a press conference that Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA, after an audio recording of Sterling

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Los Angeles Clippers Display Silent Protest Against Racist Owner Donald Sterling

Over the weekend, TMZ released a recording in which Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, tells his mistress he wishes she wouldn’t bring Black people to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2014 - 10:30 am

So … This Is Avril Lavigne’s New Music Video

Here is the recipe for Avril Lavigne’s music video for her new single, “Hello Kitty”:

10 heaping scoops of Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku appropriation phase
3 cups Skrillex hair

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 23, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Statement On Race, Gender, Genetics & Science Is Yet Another Reason We Love Him

I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Neil deGrasse Tyson more than I already do, but then the “Cosmos”‘ host went dropped some real talk in a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 22, 2014 - 10:30 am

The Soapbox: The ’80s Called And They Want Their Sex Wars Back

I’m writing this on an airplane from Toronto, Ontario, to San Francisco, California. I’ve just spent six days among other women, other queers, other porn performers, and other feminists at…

Kitty Stryker | April 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: What Online Prostitution Taught Me About Racism

Racism is a covert agent in our lives. Some claim that it is invisible to them; completely hidden. It is very infrequent that racism openly reveals itself for long enough…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 4, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert By Shutting Down The Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever

Stephen Colbert has finally responded to the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was trending last week on Twitter. In true “Colbert Report” fashion, he did it in character as a pompous blowhard…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Don’t #CancelColbert: Stephen Colbert Blasted Over Satirical Tweet About Racism That He Didn’t Even Send

You read a tweet that looks like it’s from a celebrity and it says this:
“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

White Actress Rooney Mara Cast As Native American Tiger Lily In “Pan,” A Peter Pan Remake

It seems Hollywood has learned nothing from the barrage of criticism for casting straight actor Jared Leto in his (ultimately Oscar-winning) role as a transgender woman in “Dallas Buyers’ Club”…

Jessica Wakeman | March 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Mindy Kaling On Diversity: “I’m A F**king Indian Woman Who Has Her Own F**king Network TV Show, OK?”

“I look at shows on TV, and this is going to just seem defensive, but I’m just gonna say it: I’m a fucking Indian woman who has her own fucking…

Jessica Wakeman | March 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The Soapbox: Replacing Sexism With Racism Is Not a Proper Hollaback

This post is reprinted from The Huffington Post with the permission of its authors.

What’s the biggest myth about street harassment? That men of color comprise the majority…

Emily May and Courtney Young | March 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Paula Deen Compares Herself To “That Black Football Player” Who Just Came Out (Yes, Really)

“I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out. He said, ‘I just want to be known as…

Ami Angelowicz | February 27, 2014 - 11:40 am

The George Zimmerman Vs. DMX “Celebrity Boxing Match” Is Wrong On Every Damn Level

Today would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday. Martin, however, is not celebrating that birthday today because he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman nearly two years ago in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 5, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Study: White Men Are Still The Preferred Guest For Sunday Morning Talk Shows

Just in case you were under the assumption “we don’t need feminism anymore”: today brings us an analysis study by Media Matters For America about the demographics of the Sunday…

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2014 - 4:30 pm

It Happened To Me: I Saw A White Girl On My Train And I’m Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With It

The subway can be pretty crowded at night, especially coming into Brooklyn from Manhattan. We’re usually packed in like sardines before spilling out onto the platform in little clusters as…

The Gloss | January 29, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Frisky Rant: On That White Woman Who Saw A Black Woman At Yoga And Wrote An Embarrassingly Tone Deaf Essay About It For xoJane

Oh for fuck’s sake, fine, I’ll respond to the click-baiting article about yoga on xoJane. A writer going by the name of Jen Caron (her real name, Jen Polachek, was…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 29, 2014 - 9:00 am

Rutgers Is Offering A Course Called “Politicizing Beyoncé”

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University in New Jersey is offering a class called “Politicizing Beyoncé,” which uses the pop star as a lens to examine…

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Russian Socialite Dasha Zhukova Poses On Chair Made To Look Like A Black Woman [UPDATE]

Update: A publicist for Dasha Zhukova has sent a statement which you can find after the jump.

If you thought that Sarah Palin telling President Obama on her…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2014 - 11:40 am

Black Gay Dads Post Adorable Instagram Photos With Kids, Are Inundated With Hateful Comments

Black gay dads Kordale and Kaleb recently found themselves inundated with hateful comments and messages when their Instagram account, featuring photos of the couple with their three kids,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 19, 2014 - 9:00 am
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