Tag: race and society

Cops Furious They Won’t Be Able to Kill More Black People After Prosecutor Announces Not-So-Radical Police Reform

Minnesota Prosecutor Defunds Police All by Himself Advertisement But wait…I thought they wanted to protect and serve? I thought “Blue Lives” mattered? This policy is backed up by years of research and statistical evidence, why would they oppose a policy that reduced their workload, made them safer and made their relationship with the public better? […]

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Students, NAACP File Federal Civil Rights Complaint Against University of Texas at Austin Over Racist Fight Song, Allege ‘Hostile Environment’

As we previously reported at The Root, “The Eyes of Texas” was inspired by Confederate General Robert E. Lee and made its debut in 1903 during a campus minstrel show performed by white students in blackface. It’s become a particular source of contention on campus in the aftermath of the officer-related murder of George Floyd, […]

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The NFL’s Inspire Change Initiative Is Back to Wave More Performative Activism in Our Faces

The NFL’s Inspire Change Initiative Is Back But please, hide behind Jay-Z and tell me more about how this initiative was devised to demonstrate “how football and the NFL brings people together to work as one” and how the league will “use our example and our actions to help conquer racism.” Advertisement Even the league’s […]

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It’s ‘White People’

Advertisement For instance, almost every media outlet in America has reported on the protests and antipathy against mask mandates. It is one of the biggest stories in the news. However, if objective journalism existed, wouldn’t it be more accurate for outlets to point out that the anti-mask movement is composed almost entirely of white people? While […]

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#PublicPoolKaren Charged With Assault for Trying to Prevent Black Boy From Entering Community Pool

One more time: You would think after ALL of the incidents of the past year that these bitches would learn, but no. Whiteness never sleeps, takes a vacation or thinks about anything other than their own needs. Hey Richard Cooper THIS IS WHY THE BITCH THAT CALLED THE POLICE ON YOU DIDN’T SUFFER ENOUGH!!!! These […]

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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 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 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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‘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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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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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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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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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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Study Finds That Police Officers Speak to Black Drivers Less Respectfully Than White Drivers

Photo: Grindstone Media Group (Shutterstock) An American Psychological Association analysis of body camera footage from more than 100 police officers found that during traffic stops, officers tended to speak to Black men in a less respectful and less friendly tone than they typically did with white men. Advertisement That might not come off as a […]

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Black Women Bear the Brunt of Criminalized Pregnancy and Motherhood. Here’s Why We Can’t Afford to Ignore It

Photo: pixelheadphoto digitalskillet (Shutterstock) Pregnancy means a time of joy, full of celebrations and preparations for exciting changes. But in the United States, for Black women on a journey to parenthood, it could mean a direct pathway to incarceration. Advertisement Last year, Maya Caston was incarcerated after reporting that she gave birth to stillborn twins. […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Whiteness, Explained

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante/ The Root, G-O Media Ain’t no lede, bih. From last week’s Clapback Mailbag: From: Juan NothingTo: Michael Harriot It’s very easy to defend CRT if your answer to every possible criticism is, “You’re a racist and you don’t know what you’re talking about,” but this tactic is intellectually dishonest. CRT isn’t just […]

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What If White People Are Wrong?

People hold up signs during a rally against “critical race theory” (CRT) being taught in schools at the Loudoun County Government center in Leesburg, Virginia on June 12, 2021.Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (Getty Images) I believe America is a racist country, but I understand why some people don’t. People have different definitions of what they believe […]

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Georgia’s Emory University Is the Latest School to Rename Buildings Named After a Racist Dead Guy

Photo: Travel_with_me (Shutterstock) Is it just me, or is it starting to feel like every other week another college or university is taking steps to address its “legacy of racism.” The latest school to acknowledge its racist history is Georgia’s Emory University, which announced on Monday it would begin the process of renaming some of […]

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Newsmax Guest Says Critical Race Theory Will Lead to Nazi-Style Death Camps for White People

Screenshot: @JasonSCampbell/ Twitter In Today’s episode of White People Are Crazy, rightwing talk radio host Michael Savage took his I-wanna-be-oppressed-so-bad ass on Newsmax, aka Republican Disney +, to turn the dial on his conservative Critical Race Theory paranoia up to 10 by declaring that the teaching of CRT is a slippery slope to *checks notes* […]

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Tucker Carlson Pretends to Care About Racism While Calling Out Don Lemon for His Blackface Cookie Jar

Screenshot: Fox News Video I’m not sure when news anchors started engaging in the journalistic equivalent of releasing dis tracks, but Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and CNN’s Don Lemon have spent the last year or so cementing themselves as the Drake vs. Pusha T of the mainstream media world. (I was going to go with […]

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Study Finds That Detroit is the Most Segregated City in the Country

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) One of the lines that the unseasoned among us like to repeat is that systemic racism doesn’t exist. While I would love to live in that world, the truth is the ongoing effects of systemic racism are easy to see if you’re actually paying attention. While one would hope that […]

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Honolulu Councilman Reposts Video of Himself in Blackface on Instagram

“Hawaii’s Next Top Mahu”Screenshot: Augie T/Facebook (Fair Use) Another day, another politician gets busted for wearing Blackface in their past. Advertisement It’s a story we’ve heard before, but a key difference here is that the politician in question–Honolulu City Councilman and comedian Augie Tulba–is the reason we know that he wore Blackface back in the […]

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Texas Governor Signs Law Banning Teachers From Talking About Racism

Texas Gov. Greg AbbottPhoto: Montinique Monroe (Getty Images) What white Americans call “critical race theory” is what Black Americans call life. Advertisement And in life, despite what Vice President Kamala Harris and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott says, America is racist AF. It always has been. America is so racist that it doesn’t even believe […]

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Thousands of Teachers Protest Laws that Dictate What They Can Teach About Race in Class

Photo: Getty Images (Getty Images) Teachers in more than 20 cities gathered to let G.O.P. lawmakers know that they ain’t down with attempts to dictate what they can and can’t teach in class. Advertisement According to The Washington Post, Saturday was the National Day of Action. The event aimed to raise awareness of Republican legislation that […]

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White People Are Crazy!

Screenshot: Raw Story/ YouTube White delusion is both dangerous and often comical. It’s dangerous because white delusion gave us Donald Trump’s presidency. For four years, we watched a tangelo-flavored white commander-in-chief say things that were demonstrably untrue and easily fact-checked, yet we saw an entire political party and a strong majority of white Americans treat […]

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Doing Gov. Brian Kemp’s Bidding, Georgia Board Passes White Fragility Resolution Denouncing CRT, Declaring Slavery a ‘Deviation’ From Founding Principles

Photo: Brandon Bell (Getty Images) There’s a reason I write so damn much about the Republican war on Critical Race Theory—it’s just such a shining example of how whiteness works. Advertisement CRT has existed as an academic study since 1989, and the volumes of research and data that CRT was developed from date back to […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Tweets ‘Babies Are Not Born Racist.’ Now I’m Wondering When TF Her Racism Was Taught

Photo: Alex Edelman (Getty Images) If “this you?” was a person, it would be Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Last Thursday, Greene was on a stage faking a Mexican accent while impersonating the cartel leaders who exist exclusively in the toxic air bubble that is her mind. On Tuesday she was tweeting about how “babies […]

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Biden Plans to Address Racist Stuff by Saying Things at Tulsa Ceremony

Photo: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) When President Joe Biden speaks at Tuesday’s ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the terrorist attack known as the Tulsa Race Massacre (Because, calling it a “Black massacre” is too much), he will take the opportunity to address inequality, systemic racism and nonexistent racial justice. Advertisement And that’s all. He […]

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