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Donald Trump’s bigoted statements are so common that their impact lessens with each passing day, but this one was bad. READ MORE »


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No one expects conservative political commentator Ann Coulter to be politically correct or even mildly inclusive of others, but she took her offensive language to a whole new level Friday. READ MORE »


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Microsoft created a chat bot named Tay whose objective was to learn how to talk like a real human. Unfortunately for everyone, the way Tay learned was by interacting with randos on Twitter. Smooth move, Microsoft.

She had her moments, like this sort of perfect exchange:

But overall… READ MORE »


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The Pew Research Center did a 50-year analysis of immigration trends, and it turns out that immigrants from Asia will outnumber immigrants from Latin America within the next 50 years.

The report, “Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065,” follows upREAD MORE »


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Far-right Twitter users are advocating for conservative groupthink. READ MORE »


Celebs

Hulk Hogan has a lot of defenders coming out of the woodwork this weekend, but he seems to be his own worst enemy (although I’m not saying that Brooke Hogan’s attempt at iambic trimeter is doing him any good, either). The Hulk reposted the following tweet yesterday:

OK, yes, President Obama… READ MORE »


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There is a bitter debate over racism these days — specifically, whether or not it still exists in a way that actually matters. The argument against goes something like, “Sure, there are neo-Nazis and KKK and YouTube comment sections out there, but we’ve got a black president, for Christ’s sake! Racism has been banished to… READ MORE »


Celebs

This weekend TMZ released a video of a teenaged Justin Bieber (the floppy hair era) cracking a racist joke in which he says the n-word. According to People, the video was recording during the filming of his 2011 documentary “Never Say Never” by his personal photographer. On Sunday, Bieber released a long, lawyer-approved statement… READ MORE »


Celebs

Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360″ to discuss the audio that appeared of him complaining to his mistress about bringing Black people to NBA games. Sterling  insisted to Cooper, “I am not a racist” and that he only “made a terrible mistake.” Sterling claims he was “baited” and… READ MORE »


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V. Stiviano, the mistress of the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, did an interview with Barbara Walters on “20/20″ in which she said he’s “not a racist” and is just from “a different generation.” Um. [PoliticoEntertainment Weekly]
Norwegian Cruise Lines uninvited Joan Rivers, her daughter and her grandson from a… READ MORE »


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Just in case you were under the assumption “we don’t need feminism anymore”: today brings us an analysis study by Media Matters For America about the demographics of the Sunday morning talk shows during 2013.

You’ll be shocked, shocked to know that white men are still the most common guests for seven of… READ MORE »


Celebs

“I wasn’t getting much work before the incident, which was one of the reasons I was ding-donging around in those clubs late at night, unannounced — coming in and working on material. I thought I would try to re­invent myself. … What happened in the club? Oh, that’ll never happen again. I know how to behave,… READ MORE »


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Dear Todd Kincannon,

I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but we’re breaking up. You’re the former executive director of the your state’s Republican Party. I can appreciate a strong fiscal policy. You live in South Carolina. I hear Charleston is lovely at any time of year. You know how to use… READ MORE »


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Last week, ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill, who is black, shared on Twitter a horrifically racist and sexist letter that she received from a viewer. It’s pretty fucking awful. [Clutch Magazine, Huffington Post]
I don’t even want to know about a “bulimia machine.” [Jezebel]
Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd, who is openly gay,… READ MORE »


Celebs

Princess of Monaco Charlotte Casirhagi is in trubs for wearing a Native American headdress and “war paint” during a show jumping competition. I can understand that she’s from Monaco and may not realize that appropriating the culture for a costume was ignorant and tone-deaf. But you would hope she’s come to that conclusion herself? READ MORE »


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Update 9/27/12: Following the controversy over these earrings, Dolce & Gabbana has given an explanation: the jewelry is “a reference to Sicily’s traditional Moorish-inspired artifacts.” Vogue UK explains, “The show jewellery is reminiscent of ornate ceramics that often appear in Sicilian homes, restaurants and hotels. The head is inspired by traditional Moorish people, a term used… READ MORE »


Style

Sometimes brands are so dopey that you almost feel bad for them for not realizing they were being racist. (Almost.) First Paul Frank were ding-dongs with their Native American tee-pees-and-tomahawks party on Fashion’s Night Out. And now Victoria’s Secret is selling an outfit called “Sexy Little Geisha” featuring an “Oriental” patterned fan and hair sticks… READ MORE »


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Last month, the world imploded (for a little while anyway) when ESPN writer Anthony Frederico penned a headline about Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin with the phrase “chink in the armor.” He said he simply meant that Lin had screwed up his winning streak for the Knicks, but was promptly fired amid cries of racism. READ MORE »


Guys

Jeremy Lin is not just the basketball player who has launched a thousand bad “Lin” puns — and prompted a refresher course on why the word “chink” is unacceptable for an ESPN headline.

His sudden emergence in pop culture has also underscored how strangely acceptable it is in America to make make racial… READ MORE »


Celebs

“The black artist cannot live in a revisionist place. The black artist can only tell the truth about humanity, and humanity is messy. People are messy. Caucasian actors know that. … We as African-American artists are more concerned with image and message and not execution, which is why every time you see your images they’ve been… READ MORE »


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