Tag: Racism

Black College Student Pummeled in Alleged Racist Attack, Called the N-Word, Hundreds Protest in His Honor…and He Doesn’t Want to Press Charges

The Black Student Union of the University of Arizona says an African American student was brutalized in “racially-motivated attack” and criticized authorities for their response.Photo: LightFieldStudios Full disclaimer: I’ve heard of some n-word nonsense in my time but this has me scratching my head. On Friday, two white students—identified as Matthew Frazier and Matthew Rawlings—at […]

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Maybe America Can Solve Its Gun Problem by Using Our Most Abundant Natural Resource—Racism

Photo: iStock There is no government. According to the heralded founding fathers who brainstormed and borrowed ideas to create the framework of America, the Constitution was written to “insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” Before they even laid […]

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‘Because of Our Christian Race…’ Mississippi Venue Won’t Do Gay or Mixed Race Weddings

A Mississippi event venue said it doesn’t do “mixed race” or “gay” weddings because of Christian faith.Photo: IStock A video allegedly showing an employee of an event venue saying they won’t host “gay weddings, or mixed race” because of their religion has gone viral, sparking an uproar on social media. And take one guess where […]

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In Death Threat Against Ilhan Omar, Writer Vows to Shoot Congresswoman at Minnesota State Fair

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Dogged by death threats and public attacks, Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar revealed in a chilling Twitter post on Wednesday why she requires a security detail. “I hate that we live in a world where you have to be protected from fellow humans. I hated it as a child living through […]

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A Second-By-Second Recap of That Bizarre, Ridiculous and Utterly Perfect KOCO-TV ‘Gorilla’ Apology Video

0:08: The first shot you see is one of KOCO-TV morning anchors Alex Housden and Jason Hackett seated next to each other, with approximately six inches of space separating them. Housden looks frantic and harried like she just completed a seance for a whiteness Voltron that hasn’t yet arrived. Hackett looks like he’s waiting for […]

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Deporting Harvard Students Was Always the Goal

For Ismail Ajjawi, this should be orientation week. A Palestinian student living in Lebanon, Ajjawi was awarded a scholarship to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts by AMIDEAST, a non-profit organization founded in 1951 with the goal of providing cross-cultural and educational opportunities for those in the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States. But […]

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Crazy Sad Asians

In her 2010 book The Promise of Happiness, the scholar Sara Ahmed describes the “happiness duty” as an expectation levied on immigrants by the liberal ideas of multiculturalism. In return for full acceptance, Western democratic societies demand that immigrants enthusiastically acquiesce to a new nation’s cultural values. (For a recent example, look no further than […]

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White News Anchor Keeps Job After Comparing Black Co-Anchor to a Gorilla: ‘He Kinda Looks Like You’

Screenshot: Quinlan Report In the long list of things to never say to a black person, right before, “No, you can’t have more napkins” you’ll find comparing us to a primate right up there. Yet despite this longstanding edict, KOCO anchor Alex Housden decided to risk life and limb by uttering the following: During a […]

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The Integration Success Stories

On April 19, 1971, the Senate began debate on legislation that had the potential to foster meaningful integration in American schools. The bill was Connecticut senator Abraham Ribicoff’s baby. He thought that supposedly haphazard, so-called “de facto” segregation was a myth. Instead, he believed that all segregation was traceable to law or public policy. It […]

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American Gold Medalists Placed on 12 Months’ Probation for Pan Am Games Protests: ‘I’m Honored to Make That Sacrifice’

Photo: Leonardo Fernandez (Getty Images) Two American gold medalists were put on probation for a year as punishment for their decision to demonstrate during the National Anthem at the 2019 Pan American Games. From CNN: US Olympic & Paralympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland wrote to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden, […]

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Black Man Files $500,000 Lawsuit Against Portland Bar That Denied Him Entry for Wearing ‘Too Many’ Necklaces

Image: iStock You haven’t lived until you’ve been barred from entering an establishment because of its decidedly anti-black dress code. But instead of suffering in silence, one would-be patron of a Portland, Ore., bar opted to clap back with a lawsuit. From Oregon Live: An African American man has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against one […]

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Robert E. Lee’s Horse’s Ass Made Me Black

Photo: Chris L. Terry America. In Black.America. In Black. is a weekly essay series that examines the myriad experiences of blackness in the United States.   For Heather Heyer and her fellow anti-racist protestors, two years after Charlottesville. There’s a vacation photo of me, all grainy and saturated like the best ’80s snapshots. My messy red […]

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Here’s How Big Far Right Social Network Gab Has Actually Gotten

Hours before a mass shooter killed 11 people inside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018, he posted an anti-Muslim rant to his account on Gab, a little-known social network that sold itself on protecting free speech. Gab was quickly forced offline when domain service providers, hosting companies and a slew of payment […]

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#LookingWhileBlack: Police Stop, Question Black Man for ‘Looking Suspiciously’ at a White Woman

Screenshot: Kimiko Adolph (Facebook) In what serves as the latest example of #ExistingWhileBlack, I present 20-year-old Devin Meyers, who was stopped by police for—wait for it—“looking suspiciously” at a white woman. No, really. Have you ever seen a white woman in public? They do a lot of suspicious shit. But regardless, according to the Daily […]

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NYPD Union Chief Is Very Sorry for Sharing a Racist Video That Calls Black People ‘Monsters’

An NYPD union leader is claiming that a racist video he told thousands of his fellow cops to “pay close attention to” on Saturday was actually shared in error. Ed Mullins, president of New York City’s second-largest cop union the Sergeants Benevolent Association, shared a 15-minute video made by right-wing author Colin Flaherty that refers […]

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The Pretzel Logic of Trump’s Immigration Policy

Donald Trump’s top immigration official tried his hand at poetry Tuesday, revamping “The New Colossus”—the Emma Lazarus sonnet immortalized inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty—to fit the administration’s nativist policies. Asked by NPR if the Lazarus poem—which includes the famous lines “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe […]

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The Debate Surrounding Chris Cuomo’s ‘Fredo’ Remarks Has Predictably Turned Into A Fiasco

Paramount Pictures Late Monday night, a video of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s confrontation with another man went viral after the former compared being called “Fredo” to the n-word. According to the New York Times, the video itself — which has since been taken down by YouTube — does not contain the second man’s comment comparing […]

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