Tag: social issues

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Respectfully…

From: TurnpikeIkeTo: Michael Harriot Y’all get around them white folks and demean black ppl for making choices that they believe. Sad I thought some of you ppl were better then that. What ever happened to herd immunity, technically if Kyrie is the o ly one unvaccinated everyone should be fine Advertisement Dear sirs or madmen, […]

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A Conspiracy of Whiteness: Did an ESPN Insider’s Email Inadvertently Reveal How the NFL Blackballed Colin Kaepernick?

Advertisement Think about it—during contentious secret negotiations between the most powerful league in sports and the majority-Black players union led by a Black man, Schefter allowed a representative of the white billionaire owners to dictate the public narrative. Of course, most reporters curate personal relationships as sources, and Schefter is no different. But tilting the […]

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Civil Rights Activist and Historian Timuel Black Dies at 102

Civil Rights Activist and Historian Timuel Black Dies at 102 Black recently joined the University of Chicago-led Community Advisory Board, working to bring the Barack Obama Presidential Library to Jackson Park. He remained active in progressive politics well into his late 90s, ABC 7 notes. Advertisement In 2018, Black was listed as one of 200 […]

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Meek Mill’s Expensive Pain Album Artwork on Bus Causes Outrage; Killer Mike Comes to His Defense

Meek Mill’s ‘Expensive Pain’ Album Artwork Causes Outrage; Killer Mike Comes to His Defense “What the fuck is this?,” the man screamed. “This is on the side of a bus rolling through your street, rolling through the side of your street. Is this what you want, Black women? Is this what you want, Black women? […]

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Does Your Friend Have a ‘Racist Bone’ in Their Body? A Quiz

“I’m not gonna chalk everything up to racism,” said Dungy, as Tirico, who once said he didn’t know whether or not he was actually Black, noted that he had never seen any signs of racism from his former coworker. Although some have noted that literally nothing in the known universe works this way, it is […]

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John Gruden Resigns After Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud

G/O Media may get a commission When confronted about his favorite racist trope of choice, Gruden insisted that he was pissed at the time because the 2011 NFL lockout wasn’t going particularly well and he felt some kind of (racist) way about Smith, who was leading negotiations on behalf of the players. “I was upset,” […]

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The President of Racist Windstorms Makes Baseless Claim That Haitian Migrants Coming to the US ‘Probably Have AIDS’

Trump Makes Baseless Claim That Haitian Migrants Coming to the US ‘Probably Have AIDS’ “Many of those people will probably have AIDS, and they’re coming into our country, and we don’t do anything about it. We let everybody come in. It’s like a death wish for our country.” G/O Media may get a commission Wait, […]

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N.C. Lawmakers Call for Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s Job After Video Surfaces of Him Calling Transgenderism, Homosexuality ‘Filth’

Now, Democratic state senators are calling for him to step down, according to CNN. “There’s no debate here. This is open discrimination. It is completely unacceptable,” state senator Jeff Jackson, a candidate for US Senate in 2022, said in a tweet. “Mark Robinson should resign.” G/O Media may get a commission His commentary was really […]

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National Black Justice Coalition, GLAAD Call Out Dave Chappelle’s ‘Lazy and Hostile Transphobia and Homophobia’ Jokes in Latest Netflix Comedy Special

National Black Justice Coalition, GLAAD Call Out Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic and Homophobic Jokes However, while most find Chappelle’s comments derogatory and distasteful, the family of the late transgender comedian Daphne Dorman is coming to his defense. For context, towards the end of The Closer and after his LGTBQ+ remarks, Chappelle shared a story about his […]

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Sage Steele Lives to Say All the Wrong Things

G/O Media may get a commission As someone who also identifies as Black despite the fact that I haven’t had a relationship with my biological “father” since I was like 19—although his coward ass was kind enough to magically reappear recently just to tell me “he didn’t have a son”—I couldn’t help but laugh out […]

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Sage Steele Lives to Say All the Wrong Things; Anchor Removed From the Air After Contracting COVID-19 [Updated]

G/O Media may get a commission As someone who also identifies as Black despite the fact that I haven’t had a relationship with my biological “father” since I was like 19—although his coward ass was kind enough to magically reappear recently just to tell me “he didn’t have a son”—I couldn’t help but laugh out […]

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Missouri Is Set Execute Ernest Johnson, Despite Lawmakers and the Pope Begging the Governor Not To

Missouri Is Set Execute Ernest Johnson, Despite Lawmakers and the Pope Begging the Governor Not To Unless a miracle happens, “Johnson is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the state prison in Bonne Terre on Tuesday evening,” the Daily Beast notes. Advertisement In 2008, Johnson had a benign tumor on his brain and an […]

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NYC Statue of George Floyd Vandalized Again in New Location

Statue of George Floyd in New York City Vandalized Again in New Location Police say the man appears to crouch behind the monument mixing the paint before throwing it. Cleanup efforts are currently underway. This is the second time the statue has been vandalized in a show of cowardly racism. The Root reported that it […]

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American Idol Alum Syesha Mercado’s Son Is Finally Home

‘American Idol’ Alum Syesha Mercado’s Son Is Finally Home The Root reported that Amen’Ra was put in foster care back in February after Mercado and Deener took the then-15-month-old to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., because he was struggling to transition from breast milk to solid foods. The Manatee County Sheriff’s […]

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The Black-White Vaccination Gap May Be Gone but Republicans, Whites Still Hesitant

Black-White Vaccine Rate Closes. Republicans, Whites Still Most Hesitant G/O Media may get a commission It was never true. Many media outlets didn’t care enough to know that the difference in vaccination rates between African Americans and whites was a reflection of healthcare disparities, economics and—most of all—access. There are simply more health facilities in […]

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Missouri Rep. Cori Bush Shares Deeply Personal Story of Rape, Abortion During Hearing

If the government stayed out of women’s business, Bush may have never needed to share this deeply personal, traumatic experience but because the call for women’s rights has fallen on deaf ears, Bush used her time to speak during a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday called by “Democratic chair Carolyn Maloney to ‘examine the threat […]

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Whole Foods Gets Dragged Over Anti-Racism Sign

Whole Foods Dragged by Black Twitter Over Anti-Racism Sign Then, of course, Twitter did what it does and dragged the expensive grocery store chain over its hypocrisy. The user who uploaded the photo quote tweeted it and said, “This shit is deranged.” One user, @mersrulesworld_, responded to the tweet saying, ”I applied there , walked […]

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Sage Steele Calls ESPN’s COVID-19 Mandate ‘Sick’ and ‘Scary’

Sage Steele Calls ESPN’s COVID-19 Mandate ‘Sick’ and ‘Scary’ The fact that Steele is only willing to take the vaccine to keep her job, instead of using it as a preventive measure from endangering her friends, family, and colleagues is telling. But then again, we’re talking about somebody who bitched and moaned on Instagram about […]

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The Unbearable Whiteness of the Democratic Party…and America

The Unbearable Whiteness of the Democratic Party…and America Advertisement Of course, reconciliation is a complex process that can only be determined by the Senate Parliamentarian, who interprets the rules of the Senate. It’s not like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) can just fire or overrule the Parliamentarian. Except he can. It wouldn’t even be […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Great Replacement Theory. And Yes, It’s Racist

Everything You Need to Know About the Great (aka White) Replacement Theory Advertisement But the original theory is old. What do you mean? See, racists love to rename racism: Jim Crow, redlining, Florida. So the great replacement theory is really just a jealous response to Critical Race Theory, but it started earlier and it’s basically […]

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