Tag: Race

Bookerism and the Black Elite

On September 18, 1895, Booker T. Washington gave his famous address to the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition. Washington declared before this regional business gathering his acquiescence in the name of the black Southern population to the new regime of almost total black disfranchisement and the abrogation of civil rights within a social, political, […]

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A Star Washington Post Reporter Called Out a Racial Blindspot in an Article. Leadership Threatened to Fire Him

Photo: Kris Connor (Getty Images for Rare) Following last week’s debacle at the Washington Post over a staffer’s Kobe Bryant tweets, a new article published Monday morning from the Daily Beast establishes that the Post has had ongoing issues over its stringent social media policy. Last year, that policy was used to threaten Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

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As iOS and iPadOS 13 near 80% adoption, is the race with Android over?

This mightn’t be initially obvious from the numbers, but user adoption of the latest Apple mobile operating systems is actually slow this year. As of the end of January 2020, Apple says that 70% of all iPhones are using iOS 13, and 57% of all iPads are using iPadOS 13, numbers that place the company’s […]

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NAACP Lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill Blasts Amtrak Conductor for Asking Her to Give Up Seat

Amtrak had NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund Sherrilyn Ifill all @#$%ed up when she was asked to move her seat to accommodate someone else. Photo: Cliff Owen (Associated Press) They got the right one on the wrong day! The head of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund went off on social media about […]

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Democrats Debate Everything Except The State Of Black And Brown Lives

Source: Scott Olson / Getty The anticipation of a Democratic debate filled with fiery confrontations between candidates on Tuesday night gave way to a mostly civil discussion on issues that should have been very familiar to anyone who’s been paying attention to this political cycle. MORE: Deval Patrick Slams Democratic Debate As All-White ‘Reality TV’ […]

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