racism

Soap Opera Actress Nancy Lee Grahn Whines About Viola Davis’s Emmy Speech Not Including “All” Women

Last night’s Emmy Awards were shockingly entertaining and exciting, and the acceptance speeches were the absolute highlight, each one better than the next. From Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor’s advocacy…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 21, 2015 - 10:12 am

Trump Supporter Calls For “Getting Rid” Of Muslims, The Donald Just Nods His Head

Color me utterly unsurprised that a supporter of Donald Trump — who made headlines as the chief celebrity birther — thinks President Obama is a Muslim, that Muslims are this…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 18, 2015 - 9:30 am

University At Buffalo Student Posts “White Only” And “Black Only” Signs For An Art Project

Art comes in many forms and sometimes people don’t always “get it.” But for University of Buffalo art student Ashley Powell, the point was to get a reaction when she posted “White Only”

Lauren Vinopal | September 17, 2015 - 3:20 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Ahmed Mohamed Get Invited To Tour MIT

I love kids, but as a former teen who ran home from school to work on her “Star Trek: The Next Generation” fanfic novel, I have a special place in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 17, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Mike Huckabee Says Dred Scott Ruling Still ‘Law Of The Land’ Despite 14th Amendment

In a recent radio interview on the topic of Kim Davis, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee argued that the 1857 Supreme Court ruling that declared blacks did not have a…

Katrin Higher | September 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Full Video Of Natasha McKenna’s Death Released, Officers Will Not Face Charges

On Tuesday, Fairfax County, Virginia chief prosecutor, Raymond F. Morrogh, announced that no charges would be brought against the six male sheriff’s deputies who repeatedly tased a mentally ill woman…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Surprise: White Man Who Published As “Yi-Fen Chou” Stole The Name From A Real Person

Micheal Derrick Hudson, the white male poet included in The Best American Poetry 2015 anthology for his poem “The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus, Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve” under a pen…

Megan Reynolds | September 10, 2015 - 5:30 pm

10 Tips For Being A Better Girl Friend And Ally

Last week, in an interview with The New York Times, Miley Cyrus dismissed Nicki Minaj’s criticism of racism in the music industry – exemplified by MTV, which denied “Anaconda” a VMA Video of the…

Tiffanie Drayton | August 31, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Governor Chris Christie Thinks We Should Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages

Perhaps New Jersey Governor and 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie, is trying to sound more like Donald Trump in his audaciousness, because his most recent doozie is really something…

Katrin Higher | August 30, 2015 - 9:00 am

The Soapbox: As Serena Williams Knows, The Race-Based Wage Gap Is No Joke

Serena may have whooped Maria Sharapova’s behind in 18 of their last 20 matches, but somehow, Sharapova is worth $5 million more.

Tiffanie Drayton | August 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Oof: Miley Cyrus Says Nicki Minaj Is “Not Too Kind,” Doesn’t Respect Her “Anger” Over VMA Snub

Miley, I’m gonna need you to sit in child’s pose for the remainder of this post.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Napa Wine Train Exec Apologizes: “We Were 100 Percent In The Wrong”

This is actually a classy, nice, very good apology.

Megan Reynolds | August 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Fable Of Ethnic Loudness And How It Penetrates The White Space

Sadly, the experience several black women had on the Napa Valley Wine Train is not unusual — for Napa, or anywhere.

Carol H. Hood | August 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Bill Cosby’s New PR Plan Involves Blaming Rape Accusations On Racism

This is not the best tactic.

Megan Reynolds | August 24, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Group Of Black Women Kicked Off Napa Valley Wine Train After White Woman Complains About Their Laughter

Today in White Women Are Pretty Much The Worst*: a group of 12 women (11 Black and one White) were kicked off a train taking them on a wine tour of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 24, 2015 - 10:00 am

Donald Trump: Men Who Beat Up, Urinated On Homeless Latino Man Were Just “Passionate”

Trump says his supporters just want this country to be great again.

Robyn Pennacchia | August 20, 2015 - 1:37 pm

An Open Letter To The Owners Of Certe Pizza, Makers Of The Racist “Pik-A-Nika” Pizza

The immense “success” of this offensive pizza and the subsequent support from mostly white customers allows for a rare glimpse into the pervasive nature of racism rampant throughout the “liberal” East Coast and even

Tiffanie Drayton | August 18, 2015 - 11:30 am

Listen Now: “Hell You Talmbout” Is A New American Protest Anthem

Stop what you’re doing. Press pause on whatever the hell is going on around you, and then press the play button above. Janelle Monáe and the entire roster of talent…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 14, 2015 - 12:30 pm

The Soapbox: Chicago Needs A Hurricane Katrina, Says Completely Tone Deaf Trib Op-Ed

What kind of person would say they were envious of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?

Robyn Pennacchia | August 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm
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