Posts tagged "racism"

Zara Gets Slapped With A $40 Million Anti-Gay And Anti-Semitic Discrimination Suit

Zara, your one-stop shop for those really cute sandals and children’s shirts that look like concentration camp uniforms, is being sued by their former corporate attorney, Ian Jack Miller. He…

Megan Reynolds | June 4, 2015 - 1:30 pm

“Anonymously Ask A Black Person” Is An App That Purports To Break Down Barriers When It Comes To Race

Do you have burning questions that you’ve always wanted to ask black people but are too afraid to do so? Do you have zero black friends, but desperately need the…

Megan Reynolds | June 4, 2015 - 9:30 am

25 Percent Of Harvard Seniors Never Had Sex During College, And Other Interesting Factoids

The Harvard Crimson published results from its annual survey of Harvard’s graduating class, with some pretty interesting data points, like:

24% of Harvard seniors reported that they never had…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 28, 2015 - 11:05 am

On Ray Rice, Domestic Violence, Police Brutality & The Choices Faced By Black Women

Late last week, the charges against football player Ray Rice were all dropped by a judge after the former Ravens running back completed the court ordered terms of his pretrial…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 26, 2015 - 9:10 am

Search “N*gga House” In Google Maps And You’ll Be Directed To The White House

Type the words “nigga house” right now in Google maps. What are your findings?
Some of my Facebook friends have been sharing posts with their search results and, well,…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 20, 2015 - 1:45 pm

Did Louis CK’s “Saturday Night Live” Monologue Go Too Far?

Louis CK gave a predictably polite, sensitive monologue Saturday on the closing night of “SNL”‘s 40th season—making light of racism, child molestation, and the Israel-Palestine conflict. “Child molesters are very tenacious…

Newser | May 18, 2015 - 2:15 pm

FLOTUS Gives Badass Student Address At Tuskegee University

On Saturday, Michelle Obama gave a powerful commencement address to the graduating class of Tuskegee University.
The First Lady brought up narratives of her own life to illustrate the kinds…

Katrin Higher | May 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Soledad O’Brien Tells The Media To Stop Calling Protestors “Thugs”

Bless Soledad O’Brien for having the guts to say to her colleagues in media that their insistence on using the word “thug(s)” to describe protestors (even so-called “violent” ones) is both lazy and

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 6, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Wanderlust: One Day In Baltimore

On the day of my arrival in Baltimore, a friend tipped me off to an altercation that happened between police and a young Black man at the same junction where Freddie Gray

Tiffanie Drayton | May 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Justice Is No Longer An Option, It Is A Necessity

Prosecutors have found probable cause to rule Freddie Gray’s death a homicide, with the six officers involved in his death being hit with charges ranging from misconduct to manslaughter to 2nd degree…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 1, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Freddie Gray, Baltimore & Beyond: What To Read/Watch/Listen To Since TV News Is A Steaming Pile Of Hot Garbage

The mainstream media, and cable news especially, has long been a complete and utter hot mess, but the level of idiocy, godawful “reporting” and outrageous spin has hit new heights in its…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 30, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Media’s Obsession With “Mom Of The Year” Toya Graham Has Racist Undertones

As Mic notes about the inherent racism in all the attention, “The media loves Graham because she is acting how American culture stereotypically sees — and prefers — black women.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 29, 2015 - 6:00 pm

An Open Letter To Kim Lute About Her “Problem With Black Women”

Let us heal one another by first healing ourselves.

Tiffanie Drayton | April 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates On Baltimore: “Wisdom Isn’t The Point Tonight. Disrespect Is.”

Atlantic columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a must-read piece on the events in Baltimore, his hometown, over the last few days, starting with peaceful protests this weekend and rioting last night, in

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 28, 2015 - 11:00 am

Black Lives Matter Supporters Pose As Forever 21 Employees, Take Over Store Window

This is so awesome. According to Gothamist (via Jezebel), activists representing the group Never 21 entered Forever 21’s store in Manhattan’s Union Square on Saturday, and managed to turn the store’s window…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 27, 2015 - 4:30 pm

The Soapbox: On Laverne Cox’s Nude Photo Spread & Meghan Murphy’s Transphobia

Laverne Cox graced Allure’s annual “Nudes” issue with a picture that is so honest in its emotion and raw in its beauty I damn near cried looking at it. She…

Katie Klabusich | April 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

Baltimore Sun Investigates More Than 100 Cases of Police Brutality Over The Last 3 Years

In the wake of Saturday’s impassioned protests in Baltimore over the unjust killing of Freddie Gray at the hands of the police, The Baltimore Sun has released an investigation into…

Katrin Higher | April 26, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Native Actors Bail On Adam Sandler Movie Over Racist Bullshit

A group of Native American actors, as well as a Native cultural advisor walked off the set of the Adam Sandler movie “The Ridiculous Six” after the obscene racism and…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Ben Affleck Is Sorry He Didn’t Want The World Knowing His Ancestors Owned Slaves

I regret my initial thoughts that the issue of slavery not be included in the story.”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 22, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Charges Dismissed Against Chicago Officer Who Shot Rekia Boyd In The Head

A judge has dismissed the manslaughter charge against the Chicago officer who killed an unarmed Black woman, saying that there is “no evidence of reckless conduct.” Back in 2012, Officer…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 20, 2015 - 5:15 pm
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