Posts tagged "racism"

“Saturday Night Live” Adds Sasheer Zamata, First Black Female Cast Member in 5 Years, As A Featured Player

Putting to rest (for now) a controversy over why the iconic comedy show has not had a Black woman on the cast for five years, Sasheer Zamata has joined”Saturday Night…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Tiger Mom Is Back To Explain Why You’re Inferior

The last time we checked in with “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua, she had just published a book, Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, which argued that strict Chinese-style “tiger mother”

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Ani DiFranco Posts Brief But Genuine Apology For That Plantation Retreat Debacle

it has taken me a few days but i have been thinking and feeling very intensely and i would like to say i am sincerely sorry. it is obvious to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 2, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Ani DiFranco Cancels Feminist Songwriting Retreat At Former Slave Plantation, Offers Weak Non-Apology

Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco has officially canceled her four-day “righteous feminist songwriting retreat” after fans and non-fans alike rightfully took issue with the event’s location — the Nottoway Plantation, one of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 30, 2013 - 11:30 am

Why Is Ani DiFranco Hosting A “Righteous Feminist Songwriting Retreat” At A Former Slave Plantation?

Ani DiFranco is perhaps one of the best known “feminist” singer-songwriters of the last twenty years. Her music, which I’m not personally a big listener of, has been long been…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 29, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Miley Cyrus Still Doesn’t Get Why Her VMAs Performance Was Racially Problematic

“It’s actually really funny how many people could watch my performance, and they think it was, like, sexist and degrading to women, and somehow people found that it was racist,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Italy Promotes “12 Years A Slave” With White Actors Instead Of Its Critically Acclaimed (And Black!) Star Chiwetel Ejiofor

The movie “12 Years A Slave” is being heralded as one of the best films of the year, is expected to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 23, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Justine Sacco Finally Apologizes, Says She Is “Ashamed” Of Racist AIDS Tweet

Justine Sacco, the now-former communications executive at IAC, who lost her job for tweeting a racist AIDS joke just before flying to Africa, has finally issued an apology. She first…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 22, 2013 - 10:00 am

All Of Twitter Watched And Waited For Justine Sacco To Land In Africa Last Night After PR Exec Tweeted Racist AIDS Joke

Welp, that was interesting. Late yesterday, I told you about Justine Sacco, the IAC Communications Executive who tweeted a racist joke about AIDS shortly before departing on her flight to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 21, 2013 - 10:00 am

Just No: IAC Communications Executive Justine Sacco Tweets Racist AIDS “Joke” Before Trip To Africa

Meet IAC Communications Director Justine Sacco! Or shall I say, probably soon-to-be-former IAC Communications Director, as I’m guessing Sacco is going to find out she’s in a whole mess of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 20, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Can Television Have More Shonda Rhimes Please?

Frustrating as it is, racism in Hollywood is still prevalent in 2013. When USA Today explored the absence of Black women in Hollywood this week, they highlighted the approach behind the racial…

Claire Hannum | December 19, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: #NotYourAsianSidekick Blows Up Twitter

The hashtag discussion #NotYourAsianSidekick blew up on Twitter over the weekend, and drew attention to the marginalization of Asian-American women in feminism. The hashtag was started by Suey Park,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Lorne Michaels Promises “Saturday Night Live” Will Add A Black Female Cast Member In January 2014

“Saturday Night Live” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels said the show will add a Black female cast member in January 2014. The show held a special audition for…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, an anti-apartheid peace activist and Nobel Prize winner, is dead at 95. Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his activism on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Who Will Buy The Insanely Priced Pieces From Jay Z’s Barneys Collection?

The seemingly innocuous topic of Jay Z’s limited edition holiday collection in collaboration with Barneys turned rife with controversy in the past few weeks after the upscale NYC department store…

Rachel Krause | December 3, 2013 - 3:00 pm

GOP Tweets That Racism Has Ended, Twitter Hashtag Says Otherwise

Hey guys, great news. According to a tweet posted to the GOP’s official Twitter account — acknowledging the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 1, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Kramer From “Seinfeld” Explains That Racist Meltdown He Had While Doing Standup

“I wasn’t getting much work before the incident, which was one of the reasons I was ding-donging around in those clubs late at night, unannounced — coming in and working…

Jessica Wakeman | November 28, 2013 - 9:00 am

EBONY Declares Today #NationalAfroDay In Honor Of Vanessa Van Dyke

Earlier this week, we fell in love with 12-year-old badass Vanessa Van Dyke (and her supportive momma!) for not letting her private school enforce racist beauty standards on her hair.

Jessica Wakeman | November 27, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Blackface Solange Knowles Costume Doesn’t Go Over So Well For White French Elle Editor

Elle France beauty editor Jeanne Deroo has learned the hard way that, nope, dressing up in blackface to “honor” your favorite musician, Solange Knowles, isn’t okay. …

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Florida School Threatens To Expel Black Student Unless She Straightens Or Cuts Her Hair

Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida, has forced 12-year-old Vanessa Van Dyke, a Black student who rocks a mane of natural hair, to either straighten her hair or cut it…

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2013 - 12:10 pm
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