Tag: Racism

Donald Trump Campaign Visit Preceded Rise in Hate Crimes: Report

Image: Getty Images According to the Washington Post, counties that hosted Donald Trump rallies saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes in the months following Trump’s stop in town. Using the Anti-Defamation League’s Hate Extremism Anti-Semitism and Terrorism map, the Post checked for a correlation between the counties that hosted one of Trump’s presidential […]

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Charlottesville Schools Close After Online Threat of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

Photo: iStock After an anonymous threat of an “ethnic cleansing” was posted online, the Charlottesville City School District announced on Friday that all of their schools will remain closed for the second day in a row. The threat, initially posted on the website 4chan, encouraged white students to refrain from attending school in order to […]

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After Years of Discriminating Against Black Folks, Facebook Swears It’s Been Delivered After Settling $5 Million Lawsuit

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) While Kanye once affirmed that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” the same could be said of Facebook—which, since its introduction in 2004, has demonstrated an unwavering allegiance to discriminatory behavior. From its employees behind the curtain, to the millions of us “in front of the camera”, Mark Zuckerberg’s […]

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Lee Daniels Presents Unofficial Statement on Jussie Smollett, Says Empire Team Feels ‘Anger’ and ‘Sadness’

Lee Daniels attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 10th annual Governors Awards on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) The saga surrounding Jussie Smollett is ongoing, and Empire co-creator Lee Daniels has a bit more to say, outside of polished official statements on behalf of the executive […]

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A Virginia Police Officer Serving a Majority Minority High School Has Been Identified as a White Nationalist 

Screenshot: Twitter A Virginia school resource officer has been identified as an active member of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa. In fact, it appears he was in charge of guiding new recruits through the application process. According to the Huffington Post, Daniel Morley, a 31-year-old cop working at L.C. Bird High School, was identified […]

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The Death of Fascist Irony

In the rush of initial reportage that followed the horrific slaughter last week of 51 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, a document surfaced that purported to be the manifesto of the alleged murderer. Thousands of journalists across the globe tore into its contents, seeking the causes behind the slaughter. The manifesto was littered with […]

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The Horrific Story of a Mob of White Cab Drivers Getting Away with Murder

Defendants and family members in the courtroom celebrate after the jury passes down a not-guilty verdict during the Willie Earle Lynching Trial at the Greenville County Courthouse, Greenville, South Carolina, May 21, 1947. (Photo by Ed Clark/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images) “He took my cab and my money,” T.W. Brown told a Liberty, […]

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Why Obama Didn’t Cure White Supremacy, Explained

For all their faults, there is one thing both ultra-conservatives and super-progressive black radicals can both agree on: Obama made America worse. Right-wingers will attest that Obama did not do as much for Black America as their great purveyor of equality and tolerance, Donald Trump. Aside from the fact that Obama didn’t put on a […]

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Connecticut School Employee Goes on Racist Rant in Supermarket, Loses Job, Earns Reprimand from Mayor

Photo: iStock Corinne Terrone can be seen using the N-word while spitting at a black man and woman. Terrone, a public office worker in Hamden, Conn., resigned Friday after video of her racist language in a local supermarket last week. With more than 7,000 shares and 180,000 views, Terrone is also the subject of a […]

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‘While Black’: New York City Commission on Human Rights Launches Campaign to Combat Anti-Black Racism

Image: New York City Commission on Human Rights Walking while black, waiting for an Uber while black, swimming while black, entering an apartment building while black, selling water while black, barbecuing while black; simply existing while black has become a headline-worthy situation as black people doing nothing more than going about their daily lives have […]

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Separate and Unequal: The Real Education Scandal Is America’s Affirmative Action Program for White People

Illustration: iStock While the conversations surrounding the newly uncovered college cheating scandal have focused on the advantages of the wealthy, the hypocrisy of those who demonize affirmative action, and the outrageous hubris of the elite, there is one indisputable fact that most people have either consciously ignored or overlooked entirely: In America, white people get […]

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No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Didn’t Call Ronald Reagan a Racist. But She Should Have

Photo: Michael Evans (Getty Images) One of my earliest memories in life was the night Ronald Reagan was elected president because it was also the night I prayed harder than I ever have in life. During the presidential campaign of 1980, I distinctly remember being terrified after I heard an adult say: “If Reagan is […]

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Racist Maine Mayor Steps Down After Calling Old Black People ‘Antique Farm Equipment’ in Texts to Former Lover

Photo: iStock Lewiston Republican Mayor Shane Bouchard stepped down from his position as head of Maine’s second-largest city. Text messages between Bouchard and Heather Berube (née Everly), a woman who claims she had an affair with him during his mayoral campaign revealed a racist remark he sent her while they conspired to undermine an opponent. […]

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HBO’s Lovecraft Country Could Be Everything Green Book Wasn’t

Mahershala Ali as Don Shirley, with the cover of Lovecraft Country.Image: Universal, HarperCollins There are as many valid criticisms of Peter Farrelly’s Best Picture Oscar-winner Green Book as there are listings in Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book. But an upcoming adaptation has a lot more potential to tell the real story, even […]

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The Complications of Liking ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ as a Black Man

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Whenever I tune into the goofy escapades that Jake Peralta and the Brooklyn Nine-Nine crew get into, I laugh. The show is a quality sitcom and makes me hit that deep, from-the-gut chuckle consistently. It’s just funny. But there’s always a point in each episode where I get […]

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Candace Owens Thinks Racism Is ‘Over’ Because She Has ‘Never Been a Slave’

Commentator Candace Owens speaks during CPAC 2019 on March 1, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Just when you thought the rhetoric spewed by conservative pundit and token “Trump-loving” black woman Candace Owens couldn’t get any worse, she had a veritable “hold my beer” moment during the Conservative Political Action Conference […]

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Meet Dog Park Diane: White Dog Owner Calls Police After Her Dog Gets Humped by Black Man’s Best Friend

Image: Screenshot via Facebook (c/o Franklin Baxley) As a lover and former owner of dogs and a longtime resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (God save it!) you can color me shocked. In a video released online on Wednesday, a white woman at the Attleboro Dog Park in Attleboro, Mass., can be seen calling the […]

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Meet Dog Park Diane: White Woman Calls Police to Dog Park After Black Man’s Dog Humps Hers

Image: Screenshot via Facebook (c/o Franklin Baxley) As a lover and former owner of dogs and a longtime resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (God save it!) you can color me shocked. In a video released online on February 27, a white woman at the Attleboro Dog Park in Attleboro, Mass. can be seen calling […]

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