Posts tagged "racism"

Bree Newsome On “Good Morning America”: “We Wanted An End To The Hate”

Bad ass organizer — and real life flag-pole-climbing superhero — Bree Newsome was interviewed on “Good Morning America” this morning, one of the first times, that I know of, that a major morning “news” show has given airtime to interviewed an actual #BlackLivesMatter activist. Newsome, of course, is the Black woman who, with the hel…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 2, 2015

Macy’s Dumps Donald Trump For Racist Remarks

Donald Trump’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad couple of weeks just got worse: Macy’s is pulling all Trump-branded merch from its stores due to derogatory remarks the mogul made about Latinos during his June 16 presidential campaign kickoff, reports CNN. Per a Macy’s statement this morning: “We are disappointed and distressed by recent remark…

Newser / July 1, 2015

9 Steps That Would Help Reconcile The Relationship Between White And Black America

After both studying and writing about racial inequality in the United States, I have come to learn that, much like our interpersonal or romantic relationships, most of the ongoing strife between African-Americans and the nation stems from the absence of atonement, forgiveness and reconciliation. Personal relationships are often threatened by wrongdoing. That’s because human being…

Tiffanie Drayton / June 30, 2015

Bree Newsome Speaks: “I Did It Because I Am Free”

This woman is a real life super hero.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Does Amy Schumer Really Have A Race Problem? I’m Not Sure.

Context, folks. It’s all about context. …

Megan Reynolds / June 29, 2015

Arsonists Set At Least 3 Black Churches Ablaze In The Last Week

Back in May, during the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the TV news media spent countless hours showing footage of a burning CVS, allegedly set on fire by angry looters. The footage served to illustrate what some considered the protest’s “violent turn,” just one of many examples of the news media…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Woman Ignores Police Orders, Removes Confederate Flag From SC Statehouse

SC Governor Nikki Haley has called for the Confederate Flag to come down from the front of the South Carolina State House but for some reason the damn thing is still there.
A woman identified as “Bree” decided to take matters into her own hands, backed by the activist group ‘Blackbird’, early Saturday morning. She…

Katrin Higher / June 27, 2015

The Soapbox: Why Won’t Hillary Clinton Say “Black Lives Matter”?

Considering the large body of work that explains why the phrase “all lives matter” is contextually racist and wholly inappropriate, it seriously gives me pause that Hillary Clinton let the words slip out of her mouth.

Tiffanie Drayton / June 24, 2015

Amazon Dumps The Confederate Flag

The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN. (Walmart already did so, as did Sears.) An eBay spokesperson provides an explanation that is beginning to sound familiar after images surfaced of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof posing with the…

Newser / June 23, 2015

Frisky Rant: Yes, Don Lemon, The N-Word And Your Sign Are Offensive

Sigh. Don Lemon at his most Don Lemon-iest.

Tiffanie Drayton / June 23, 2015

The Soapbox: What Do Most Rampage Killers Have In Common? They’re Men

Society must take a more bold stand against male violence.

Tiffanie Drayton / June 22, 2015

President Obama Gets Candid About Race On WTF! With Marc Maron Podcast, Catches Flack For Using The N-Word

As you might expect, conservatives are being ridiculously and deliberately obtuse about Obama’s use of the n-word during the interview.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

WATCH: Larry Wilmore’s Epic Takedown Of Crappy Fox News Charleston Coverage

Watch Larry Wilmore skewer Fox News’s poor coverage of the Charleston shooting.
Fox continues its terrible coverage – doing all they can to convince its viewers that this was not a racially motivated hate crime.
With all of the chatter and racism in the conservative media surrounding this tragedy, Wilmore offers a sane…

Katrin Higher / June 20, 2015

Dylann Roof’s Terrifying Manifesto Has Been Discovered

The terrifying racist manifesto of mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old South Carolinian who shot nine African American people inside of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week, has been discovered by Twitter users Emma Quangel and Henry Krinkle.
The manifesto was discovered on a site called “The Last Rhodesian” (please take caution whe…

Katrin Higher / June 20, 2015

Family Members Of Victims In Charleston Shooting Forgive Shooter

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Charleston, an unbelievable display of grace took place today from some of the families of the victims.
Addressing Dylann Roof from the courtroom today, several family members offered him a message of forgiveness, as well as a pledge to “pray for his soul.”
Their messages were not…

Katrin Higher / June 20, 2015

Lindsey Graham Declares Undying Love For The Confederate Flag

“It’s part of who we are,” he says. …

Robyn Pennacchia / June 19, 2015

Jeb Bush Just Not Sure Charleston Shooting Was Racially Motivated

Dylann Storm Roof would beg to differ.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 19, 2015

No Jokes: Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore Get Serious About Charleston Mass Murder

Comedy Central took a somber turn as Stewart and Wilmore discussed Charleston.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 19, 2015

Rachel Dolezal To Matt Lauer: “I identify as black.”

She also “has a huge issue with blackface.” What?

Megan Reynolds / June 16, 2015

What’s The Deal With Jerry Seinfeld, Am I Right?

Yesterday, we saw our latest comedy battle in the mythical war between the phantom “PC Police” (not a real police force) and “Rich Old White Baby Boomer Comedian with God Complex.” A recurring changeling who manifests himself in different forms, yesterday’s iteration was airplane food joker in emeritus, Jerry Seinfeld. When asked in an interview whether…

Katrin Higher / June 9, 2015
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