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Michael Flynn Was Gifted an AR-15, So of Course He Threatened to Shoot Someone in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) Some white men dress up to reenact wars; others dress in camouflage to hunt unsuspecting animals in their homes; the rest join the police force but some way, white men are always ready for war. Advertisement What war? Who knows, but if I were an alien who just landed on […]

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Michigan Republicans Used COVID Relief Money to Give Themselves Bonuses; Now They’re Giving it Back After Backlash

Photo: Viacheslav Lopatin (Shutterstock) COVID-19 relief money was meant to aid workers, small business owners and people who had lost their jobs or lost wages during the pandemic. It was meant for people who are financially struggling due to something they had no control over. Of course, if you happen to be a Republican government […]

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Arizona Sen. Wendy Rogers Says She Likes Confederates but Doesn’t Like ‘Traitors Who Hate America.’ So Here’s the Thing…

Arizona Sen. Wendy RogersScreenshot: True News White conservatives have made it abundantly clear they have no interest in students learning the true history of America. They have also made it abundantly clear they need to learn this shit more than anyone else. Advertisement Meet Arizona Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers. We often claim that white […]

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White Parents in Oppose Michigan School Board’s Anti-Racism Resolution Prompted by White Student’s Snapchat Slave Auction

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) White people have always followed a very basic playbook when it comes to ducking discussions and accountability for racism. It’s simple: They deny racism is happening, claim adamantly that they were raised not to see color and characterize any undeniable instances of racism as isolated incidents. Now, the gods of white fragility […]

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White Parents Oppose Michigan School Board’s Anti-Racism Resolution Prompted by White Student’s Snapchat Slave Auction

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) White people have always followed a very basic playbook when it comes to ducking discussions and accountability for racism. It’s simple: They deny racism is happening, claim adamantly that they were raised not to see color and characterize any undeniable instances of racism as isolated incidents. Now, the gods of white fragility […]

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Civil Rights Icon and Educator Bob Moses Dies at 86

In this June 26, 2014 file photo, Robert “Bob” Moses, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) project director in 1964, discusses the importance of Freedom Summer 1964 during the 50th Anniversary conference at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss.Photo: Rogelio V. Solis (AP) “[In] Mississippi, Bob Moses was the equivalent of Martin Luther King,” Taylor Branch, author […]

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Hella Married: Issa Rae Posts Wedding Pics—in the Most Issa Rae Manner Ever

Issa Rae attends the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) Issa Rae is by all appearances a new bride—and there was nothing Awkward or Insecure about her incredible wedding photos! The super-producer, writer and star posted a stunning series of photographs by acclaimed […]

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‘The Epitome of White Privilege’: White Woman Who Spit on Black Protester Might Have Hate Crime Charge Dropped

Screenshot: News 8 On Jan. 6—the same day as the whiny wypipo rebellion at the U.S. Capitol—Black woman Keren Prescott was leading a Black Lives Matter protest outside the Connecticut Capitol building when she told an “all lives matter”-spewing white woman, Yuliya Gilshteyn, to “back up,” because she wasn’t wearing a face mask. Gilshteyn wasn’t […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Believe

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante/ The Root, G-O Media Lift Every White Voice: The National Clapback Anthem Lift every white voice and whineTell Black folks what’s on your mindWhine with the harmonies of caucasityLet white tears pour from their eyesUntil white privilege diesLet them sob and moan with white fragility White people be racist as fuck because […]

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Tennessee Finally Removes Bust of KKK Leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from Capitol

Photo: Mark Humphrey (AP) Know how I know America is cool with racism? Politicians in Tennessee thought that putting a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first grand wizard of the KKK, in the state Capitol was a good idea in 1978. It only took them over 40 years to finally realize that having a […]

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Auntie Unfiltered Chats With Younger Millennials About Life

I am a proud member of Generation X. I was born in 1971, and I experienced my youth in the ’70s and ’80s. Things were different back then. My parents are boomers, and their expectations for me and my siblings were a lot different than what I see my cohort wanting for their own children. […]

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Black Woman Traveling With 4-Year-Old White Adoptive Sister Reported as Possible Child Trafficker by Frontier Airlines

Photo: Tada Images (Shutterstock) Boooooy, when I tell you being Black in America means never knowing which mundane and routine thing you are doing will cause you to look suspicious to someone. Advertisement At the moment some rando happens upon you and decides something doesn’t look right, you might be taking a walk around your […]

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White Man Arrested on Hate Crime Charge for Allegedly Punching and Hurling Racial Slurs at Black Chicago Teen With Autism

Philipp T. JordtPhoto: Cook County Department of Corrections White rage continues to boil over with bigoted energy putting Black people who are trying their damndest to mind their own business in contentious and often dangerous positions. In the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago, a white man has been charged with a hate crime and […]

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‘Black Women Continue to Be the Blueprint’—Is That Why Big Brands Keep Knocking Off Independent Designers?

“Black women continue to be the blueprint,” tweeted designer Fisayo Longe on Thursday, after seeing some designs eerily familiar to her own in Fendi’s Resort 2022 lookbook. How else can you explain the fact since the U.K.-based Kai Collective launched its signature, ‘60s-inspired “Gaia” print last year, not one, but two other brands have been […]

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Massachusetts White Supremacist Charged With Hate Crimes, Accused of Distributing ‘Healthy White Living’ Propaganda

Justin MilaszewskiPhoto: Haverhill Police Department A member of the white supremacist group Patriot Front was arrested in Haverhill, Ma., Monday and charged with multiple hate crimes related to property damage, harassment, armed threats and distribution of white nationalist propaganda. Among other crimes, he’s accused of helping to decorate the city with white supremacist “Creativity Movement” […]

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#ChangeFashion: Joan Smalls Partners With Color of Change and the Black in Fashion Council to Refashion Race the Industry

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) “[There’s] a point where you get frustrated, where you give your body, mind, and time to an industry and you feel like, ‘Can you now support us, we’ve been the pioneers of your creativity, of your artistry, and of your inspiration so give us the platform and the voice […]

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#ChangeFashion: Joan Smalls Partners With Color of Change and the Black in Fashion Council to Refashion Race in the Industry

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) “[There’s] a point where you get frustrated, where you give your body, mind, and time to an industry and you feel like, ‘Can you now support us, we’ve been the pioneers of your creativity, of your artistry, and of your inspiration so give us the platform and the voice […]

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The Black Mainstream: Black Famous

One of my favorite parts of Blackness is the very specific shared knowledge-set that so many of us have about very specific people, places and things. There is an entire universe that exists within Blackness—The Black Mainstream—where people like Kirk Franklin are household names and Clifton Powell might as well be a part of the […]

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The City-Dweller’s Guide To The Outdoors

(This is part one of a two-part series where writer Christina Blacken takes the Ford Bronco Sport to Chicago’s surrounding wilderness). My ancestors ooze in my bones. DNA is a walking imprint of what’s happened before us, etching genetic mutations into our cells that nod to the joy, triumphs, traumas, and adaptions of the past. […]

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New Texas Bill Drops Requirements for Educators to Teach That White Supremacy, the KKK and Eugenics Were ‘Morally Wrong’

Photo: Drazen Zigic (Shutterstock) Last week, The Root reported that the Texas state Senate voted 18-4 to pass Senate Bill 3—another white fragility bill masquerading as anti-Critical Race Theory legislation. The GOP in Texas—which is fast becoming the sanctuary state where terrible and oppressive laws go to thrive—wants to ditch requirements for teachers to teach […]

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Proud Boys Leader Pleads Guilty to Burning Black Lives Matter Banner Stolen From D.C. Church

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Before the Capitol riot even took place, groups like the Proud Boys were already making it known they were prepared to act a fool on Jan. 6. The leader of the group pleaded guilty to burning a Black Lives Matter banner during a violent demonstration in Washington D.C., last December. […]

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Joshua Jackson Says Jodie Turner-Smith’s Home Birth Was Due to U.S. Healthcare’s ‘Horrendous Track Record With Black Women’

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner Smith pose on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards on February 2, 2020.Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP (Getty Images) There are nuances and challenges to navigate in every marriage—and certainly in every pregnancy. But as actor Joshua Jackson (The Affair, Little Fires Everywhere) recently […]

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QAnon Qaren Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Kicked Off Twitter for the 2nd Time. 3 More and She’s Banned for Good

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, (R-Ga.), the quack who makes the other Republicans look moderately sane, was kicked off of Twitter for the second time for sending out crazy tweets about COVID-19 that violated the company’s misinformation policy. Advertisement According to NBC News, “Greene, who has compared mask mandates at the […]

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Missouri Invite-Only Critical Race Theory Hearing Takes Place Without a Single Black Voice Being Heard

Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (Getty Images) On Monday, a Missouri legislative committee held an invite-only hearing on Critical Race Theory and how the state’s educators should teach racism in K-12 schools. The committee is now under heavy criticism for excluding an enormously important element needed to have any critical and productive discussion on the subject of […]

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Ben Carson Writes Anti-Critical Race Theory Fan Fiction for Fox Snooze and Calls It an Op-Ed

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Black conservatives really only exist to parrot narratives for white conservatives. They almost never have an original thought of their own, so they willingly sit on the hands of Republican puppeteers and serve as their “Black friends” who will tow their […]

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White People vs. Everybody

Supporters react as former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas on July 11, 2021Photo: Andy Jacobsohn (Getty Images) Although the National Football League claims to have 32 franchises—all those logos, mascots and jerseys really mean nothing. When it comes down to it, there are only two […]

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Democrats Propose Bill to Rename More Than 1,000 Landmarks With Racist Names—Not That America Is Racist or Anything

Photo: Checubus (Shutterstock) On Friday, congressional Democrats introduced a bill to rename forests, streams, lakes, mountain peaks and other landmarks in the country that include offensive language such as racial slurs for Black people, Mexicans and Native Americans. That’s right, good people: The totally non-white supremacist nation which is absolutely not founded on racism is […]

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California to Pay Reparations to Victims of Forced Sterilization in State Prisons

Forced sterilization survivor and Back to the Basics Community Empowerment Executive Director of Kelli DillonScreenshot: ABC 7 California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the state budget, and included in the budget is $75 million in reparations for survivors of forced sterilizations of prison inmates allowed under the state’s eugenics laws. Thousands of women—some of whom […]

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A Lawsuit Alleges That an Albuquerque Middle School Discriminated Against a Black Student Due to Her Hair

Image: BlurryMe (Shutterstock) A federal lawsuit has been filed against Albuquerque’s public school district, accusing the district of discriminating against a Black student due to her hair. Advertisement The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Saturday that the lawsuit was filed last month in New Mexico’s U.S. District Court, which has scheduled a hearing on the […]

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40 Black History Sites in America Receive $3 million in Preservation Grant Money

Superintendent of Fort Monroe National Monument, Terry E. Brown, poses near a historical marker at the fort, August 19, 2019, in Hampton, Virginia.Photo: Brendan Smialowski (Getty Images) Forty sites and organizations with deeply-rooted ties to Black history will receive more than $3 million in grants from the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, ensuring that they’ll […]

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