racism

Cop Charged With Murder Of Sam DuBose After Body Cam Footage Contradicted Police Report

Earlier today, University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing was charged with the murder of Sam DuBose, 43,  an unarmed Black man he shot in the head during a traffic stop.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 29, 2015 - 5:55 pm

The Soapbox: Spreading Unsubstantiated Theories About Sandra Bland’s Death Won’t Bring Her Justice

Though there has been plenty of sound reporting on the facts of the case, there has also been no shortage of conspiracy theories circulating the internet — including one that

Tiffanie Drayton | July 28, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Just Look At This Asshole: Racist Woman Goes On Unhinged Rant At The Beach

Awful woman responds to being splashed by kids at the beach with racial slurs.

Robyn Pennacchia | July 28, 2015 - 12:10 pm

The Soapbox: Nicki Minaj’s Point About European Beauty Standards And Misogynoir Is Not “Redundant”

Ed Sheeran, please STFU and have a seat next to Taylor Swift.

Tiffanie Drayton | July 23, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: No, You Don’t Have To Be “Respectful” For Police Officers To Be Professional

Sandra Bland’s arrest and death has sparked outrage across the nation. Dash cam footage captured the enraged police officer, State Trooper Brian Encinia, threatening “I will light you up” while pointing…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 22, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Arrest Has Been Doctored

Last night, following the press conference in which authorities confirmed that Sandra Bland’s death is being investigated as a homicide, dash cam video of the traffic stop and arrest was

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 22, 2015 - 9:25 am

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
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