Tag: scientific racism

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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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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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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Black Fox News Guest Emerges From the Sunken Place to Declare Slavery ‘Was Never a Race Thing’

Screenshot: @ndelriego/ Twitter I abhor all conservatives, but I hold special contempt for Black conservatives. This isn’t just because of their ideology; it’s also because they don’t have to be qualified experts in literally anything for white conservatives to uplift them as lackeys who are willing to tow a generic, substanceless white nationalist narrative publicly […]

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Kevin McCarthy’s Loud and Wrong Take on Martin Luther King Jr. Called Out by People Who Know How Google Works

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) There are many reasons I refuse to discuss racism with white people. They debate race from a place of willful obtuseness; they both figuratively and literally have no skin in the game; their breath smells like hot bologna even through a computer screen, etc. (That last one was petty and […]

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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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Tucker Carlson Guest: Black People Succeed Less Because They Have Lower IQs Than White People, Not Because of Racism

Screenshot: @bad_takes/ Twitter Today is “National State the Obvious Day,” a holiday I may or may not have just made up and one I’m going to celebrate either way with a statement to commemorate the no-shit-Sherlock festivities in hopes that I don’t end up on Captain Obvious’ naughty list: Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist. […]

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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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School Board in Georgia’s Cobb County Bans Critical Race Theory

Photo: Lopolo (Shutterstock) Another day, another group of Republicans are in their feelings that America was and is racist as fuck. A school board in Georgia’s Cobb County voted on Thursday to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools. Advertisement According to AJC, the resolution was introduced by board Chairman Randy Scamihorn after […]

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Why Everyone Is Wrong About Critical Race Theory In Schools: A Very Special Clapback Mailbag

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante/ The Root, G-O Media You’re probably thinking: “Hasn’t The Root already done an explainer on Critical Race Theory?” Advertisement Yes, and you can still read it here. Since that article, the debate over Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become more contentious. In response to the prospect of The 1619 Project’s educational curriculum […]

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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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