Tag: microaggressions

A Late-Night Food Run at Barnard College Turns Into a Racial Hashtag for One Black Student

Barnard College in New York CityPhoto: Associated Press A college student’s quest for late-night leftovers turned into a racially charged episode where the student was roughed up and six Barnard College security guards ended up on administrative leave pending an investigation by the school into their actions. “We deeply regret that this incident occurred, and […]

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Not a Good Look: UK Grocer Pulls ‘Ugly’-Named Chocolate Duckies After Complaints of Racism

A “good” set of three: Destiny’s ChildPhoto: Getty There’s the old adage that good things come in threes: Huey, Dewey and Louie. Screenshot: DisneyXD/YouTube Snap, Crackle and Pop. Photo: Getty Or perhaps the Holy Trinity itself: Destiny’s Child. Advertisement But for a U.K. grocery chain selling a trio of chocolate ducks just in time for […]

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White Woman Claims to Confront Racism by Creating Racist Yoga Event; Clearly Doesn’t Understand How Racism Works

Photo: iStock You know how we’re always asking white people to gather their own folks if they want to address and end racism? We’re going to stop asking now because some of you are simply incapable of not centering yourselves in any and every instance, and therefore can’t be trusted with the responsibility of assisting […]

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There Are Plenty of Black Women TV Writers, Hollywood. Y’all Just Don’t Want to See It. 

Screenshot: YouTube / The Hollywood Reporter It was 2017, and I was sitting in a packed theater in Salt Lake City, Utah watching horror-themed short films directed by women for Sundance’s midnight showcase. After the films faded to black and the lights went up, one particular white male producer went on a spiel during the […]

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The Many Ways Well-Intentioned White People Are Still Low-Key Racist

Navigating between different social circles can be hard, especially when they’re made up of folks from different cultural or ethnic backgrounds. And even more so when you’re the only person of color in a room and the white woman you’ve heard greet everyone before you with a pleasant and simple “Hi” or “Hello” drops a […]

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