Posts tagged "racism"

Ruby Dee, Actress & Civil Rights Activist, Dies At 91

Ruby Dee, an actress in the 1961 film “A Raisin In The Sun” and a prominent civil rights activist, died yesterday at age 91. She was a friend of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2014 - 6:30 pm

18 Things White People Should Know/Do Before Discussing Racism

Discussions about racism should be all-inclusive and open to people of all skin colors. However, to put it simply, sometimes White people lack the experience or education that can provide…

Tiffanie Drayton & Joshua McCarther | June 12, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Justin Bieber Issues Apology For Second Racist Video

“Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with. But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2014 - 3:00 pm

15 To 20 Minutes More Of Racist Justin Bieber Footage Could Drop Soon

There could be even more racist Justin Bieber footage dropping: sources say there could be 15 to 20 minutes, including one where the then-teenaged Bieber jokes about “Black people…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2014 - 10:00 am

Pharrell Apologizes For Wearing Native American Headdress On Elle UK Cover

Pharrell issued an apology for posing on the cover of Elle UK wearing a Native American headdress, which is yet another example of appropriating articles of someone else’s culture…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm

TMZ Releases Video Of Justin Bieber Singing Racist Parody Of His Own Song

Yikkkkkkes. TMZ has released yet another video of Justin Bieber using the n-word and it’s even worse than the first, which featured the then-15-year-old telling a racist joke. Above, Justin…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 4, 2014 - 3:00 pm

An Open Letter To The Gawker Essayist Who Wrote About Dating White Women While Black

Dear Ernest Baker,

In your recent personal essay on Gawker titled “The Reality of Dating White Women When You Are Black,” you stated unequivocally that you are not…

Tiffanie Drayton | June 4, 2014 - 11:00 am

Justin Bieber Apologizes For Racist Joke: “I Thought It Was Okay To Repeat Hurtful Words”

This weekend TMZ released a video of a teenaged Justin Bieber (the floppy hair era) cracking a racist joke in which he says the n-word. According to People, the…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2014 - 10:00 am

That Time A 15-Year-Old Justin Bieber Told A Racist Joke

Apparently TMZ has been holding on to this video, of a then-15-year-old Justin Bieber telling a racist joke, for awhile, waiting to release it until, I dunno, the Biebs was…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 1, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: “I Always Felt As If White Girls Thought Less Of Me Because I Was Half-Asian”: There Should Be More Discussion About Elliot Rodger’s Racism

It feels like the entire Internet is having one big argument about Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who murdered six people near the UC Santa Barbara campus before killing himself last…

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

MTV Surveyed Millennials On Racism & The Results Are Actually Pretty Optimistic

Millennials have optimistic views about eradicating racial bias, according to a new survey conducted this year. MTV Strategic Insights and David Binder Research sought the views of thousands of young…

Claire Hannum | May 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Harvard’s Government School Orientation Will Now Have A “Check Your Privilege” Session

Last week, the dean of Harvard University’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government agreed to include “power and privilege training” for every new student at orientation.

As NYmag.com notes,…

Claire Hannum | May 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Donald Sterling On Magic Johnson: “He Acts So Holy, He Made Love With Every Girl In Every City, And He Catches HIV”

Donald Sterling sure has a funny way of “apologizing” for making racist remarks and trying to get back into the good graces of the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers owner…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

Clippers Owner Donald Sterling: “I Am Not A Racist” (Cue Eyeroll)

Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360″ to discuss the audio that appeared of him complaining to his mistress about bringing Black people to…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 10:30 am

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…

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
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