Posts tagged "racism"

State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Was Hardly A “Model” Police Officer [UPDATED]

This post has been updated with the dash cam video of Bland’s arrest, as well as details from the press conference held this evening.

Tiffanie Drayton | July 21, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Traffic Stop Shows She Was Arrested After State Trooper Told Her To Put Out Her Cigarette

It has been a week since Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Black woman who was arrested after a routine traffic stop in the Houston area, was found dead in her jail

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 20, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Rachel Dolezal In Vanity Fair: “I’m Not African-American, But I Would Say I’m Black”

Dolezal breaks her self-imposed silence to Vanity Fair.

Megan Reynolds | July 20, 2015 - 11:45 am

Reddit Makes Cosmetic Changes, Keeps The Racism And Misogyny

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman explained in an AMA (“ask me anything”) on Thursday that the site will ban subreddits and content that “harasses, bullies, or abuses an individual or group…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

What Happened To Sandra Bland?

Sandra Bland, 28, who was pulled over for a minor traffic violation last Friday in Waller County, Texas, and then arrested and booked for assault on a police officer. On…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 16, 2015 - 10:25 am

Just Look At This Asshole: Mayor Who Called Michelle Obama “Gorilla Face” Refuses To Resign

Why? Because resigning would be like admitting he’s a racist, which he insists he’s not.

Robyn Pennacchia | July 15, 2015 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: Chicago Artist Exploits Michael Brown’s Death With Tone-Deaf Attempt To Examine Her Own White Privilege

While attempting to explore white privilege in her latest exhibit, artist Ti-Rock Moore displayed a tone deaf approach of precisely that — white privilege. Moore’s exhibit, Confronting Truths: Wake Up!“,…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 14, 2015 - 2:10 pm

NY Times Public Editor Calls Godawful Serena Williams’ Article A “Missed Opportunity”

Remember that New York Times’ piece about Serena Williams’ body? The one published on Friday that got my knickers all in a twist? By Saturday morning, as Williams was destroying the court…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 13, 2015 - 5:34 pm

“Fox & Friends” Hosts Are Mad At Harper Lee For Ruining White Hero Atticus Finch

They also don’t seem to understand that Gregory Peck and Atticus Finch are two different people. …

Robyn Pennacchia | July 13, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan Did A Decent-ish Job Talking About Race

Last night, in steamy Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a nice girl named Olivia Jordan was crowned Miss USA. Before she got that tiara, however, she and her other contestants had to…

Megan Reynolds | July 13, 2015 - 11:40 am

7 Essential Things To Know About Cultural Appropriation

Over the weekend, “Hunger Games” actress Amandla Stenberg blasted Kylie Jenner for appropriating Black culture with little to no regard for the struggles of the Black people who created it,…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 13, 2015 - 11:10 am

Background Check Lapse Let Dylann Roof Buy His Gun

Dylann Roof should not have been able to buy the gun he’s accused of using to kill nine people inside a South Carolina church. Because Roof had admitted possessing drugs…

Newser | July 10, 2015 - 5:45 pm

South Carolina Took Down The Confederate Flag — Now What?

The Confederate Flag has been removed from the South Carolina Capital: YIPPPPPPEEEE! Time to celebrate? Let’s give ourselves a moment to high-five America for getting rid of an old relic…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 10, 2015 - 12:05 pm

True Story: Adventures In Internet Racism & Body-Shaming

I know that there is a strong correlation between people who defend racism on the internet and people who, when challenged, will resort to misogynist attacks. Here is one such…

Elizabeth Blumberg | July 8, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue

Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin is an example of how white women are used as pawns in a war against people of color where both demographics lose…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 7, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Someone Has To Talk To Paula Deen About Her Son’s Brownface

Paula! Come get your son, he’s being an ass again. …

Megan Reynolds | July 7, 2015 - 1:30 pm

The Soapbox: How Fox News Helped Turn My Conservative Dad Into A Gay Marriage-Loving Liberal

Last Friday, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that same sex couples have the right to marry. What an incredible day in American history. It’s a victory I’m…

Sydney Leathers | July 3, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 2, 2015 - 11:00 am

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…

Newser | July 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | June 30, 2015 - 12:00 pm
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