Posts tagged "racism"

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

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

This woman is a real life super hero.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 29, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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

Context, folks. It’s all about context.

Megan Reynolds | June 29, 2015 - 5:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 29, 2015 - 1:05 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | June 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

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

Tiffanie Drayton | June 24, 2015 - 12:40 pm

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…

Newser | June 23, 2015 - 5:45 pm

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 - 12:10 pm
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