Category: Politics

New Research Says Black Women Are More Objectified Than White Women. Old Research Says We Knew That

Photo: iStock Fun fact: The very first article I ever wrote for The Root was titled, “5 Signs You’re About to Be Racially Fetishized.” It was early 2016, and I was a model and musician-turned-relationship-blogger dipping my toe into the shark-infested waters of online dating after reaching the milestone age of 40 as a newly […]

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Trump Wanted the Justice Dept. to Investigate Clinton, Comey, the Guy Who Took His Lunch Money in 3rd Grade… Everybody

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) The mafia president of the United States was reportedly shocked to learn that Department of Justice officials aren’t his personal hitmen who he can use to go after whomever he likes. According to the New York Times, if the dictator in chief (emphasis on dick) had it his way, the […]

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Dear DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, You Can Be Wrong but You Can’t be Loud and Wrong About Mumbo Sauce

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Many years ago I remember getting into an argument with a friend about the documentary, Waiting for Superman, the 2010 documentary that looks at the American public school system. The argument wasn’t about the specifics of the film at all. The argument was about how well-known the documentary was. I […]

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Pfizer asks GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for contribution refund, Facebook alum Sean Parker doesn’t

Drug giant Pfizer on Wednesday became the sixth big company to request a refund of its campaign contribution to Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in light of the Mississippi Republican’s controversial “joke” comments about attending a hanging and favoring voter suppression. But ex-Facebook president Sean Parker is not asking for the return of his money backing the […]

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Cindy Hyde-Smith’s campaign is dredging up stereotypes some Mississippians would rather forget

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), answers a question while her Democratic opponent Mike Espy listens during their televised debate in Jackson, Miss., on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix November 21 at 2:00 PM Mississippi often finds itself the butt of jokes aiming to make the point that […]

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Is This Your Queen? Ellen Pompeo, Growth and Performative White Allyship

Ellen PompeoScreenshot: Twitter video There is a video circulating on social media currently that has people praising Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo as our new white shero. In the video, Pompeo is on stage being interviewed by Net-A-Porter alongside actresses Gabrielle Union, Emma Roberts and Gina Rodriguez. In the short clip, she is discussing how […]

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In Water Is Wet News: Lauryn Hill (Still) Shows Up 2 Hours Late to Concerts

Photo: Andrew H. Walker (Getty Images) I am known for many things. My humor, great smile, stamina, the list goes on. But one thing my black ass is not known for is punctuality. Given the opportunity, I will probably roll up late to my own funeral. Everyone will be there ready to mourn/celebrate my life […]

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White Man Allegedly Pulls Gun on Black Muslim Teens in Minnesota McDonald’s, Manager Handles It Terribly

Screenshot: Farida Osman (Twitter @snatchingedgess) Minnesota investigators are reviewing an incident at an Eden Prairie McDonald’s in which a white man allegedly pulled a gun on a group of black Muslims teens. Some of the confrontation was captured in a short video which shows a group of teenagers, some of whom are wearing hijabs, gathered […]

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Rebuking Trump’s criticism of ‘Obama judge,’ Chief Justice Roberts defends judiciary as ‘independent’

Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post’s breaking political news team November 21 at 1:23 PM U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday issued an extraordinary statement in response to President Trump’s criticism of federal judges, one day after the president blamed an “Obama judge” for ruling against his administration’s ban on asylum for […]

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Rebuking Trump, Chief Justice Roberts defends judiciary as ‘independent’ after president criticized judge who blocked asylum ban

Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post’s breaking political news team November 21 at 1:23 PM U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday issued an extraordinary statement in response to President Trump’s criticism of federal judges, one day after the president blamed an “Obama judge” for ruling against his administration’s ban on asylum for […]

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