Tag: words

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Same Thing

Dear Adam and Dr. Oasay, What if I told you that there wasn’t a vaccine gap? Whenever anyone mentions how angry white people are about doing what the fuck they are supposed to do, white people love to bring up everything else except what we are talking about. If we discuss CRT, they mention BLM. […]

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A Woman of Color Is the Least Likely to Receive Mentorship. How Can We Unlock Her Potential?

As reported by The Root last October, even a small commitment can make a tremendous impact. “Created for women of color of all ages, Unlock Her Potential grants each of its chosen mentees one hour per month with a top professional in their chosen field, for an entire year, absolutely free.” G/O Media may get […]

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‘Tone it Down, Bitch. You’re Going to Get Yourself Murdered’ and Other Threatening Messages Sent to Rep. Cori Bush

Photo: Megan Varner (Getty Images) Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) put racists on notice that she’s not going to be intimated by threats, misspellings, or heavy use of the N-word to stop her from doing her job. Advertisement On Thursday, Bush had time and decided to share some of the endearing messages she’s received from her […]

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Another Mount Laurel, N.J. Bigot Arrested After Being Caught on Video Hurling the N-Word at a Black Hotel Clerk

Screenshot: royal_serenity_nj/ Instagram Yooooooo, what TF is in the water in Mount Laurel, N.J. that has racist white people wilding out on camera like they were spring breakers in, well, New Jersey, probably? It hasn’t even been a full month since Edward Mathews, who I affectionately refer to as New Jersey’s Phony Soprano, was caught […]

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After Rachel Nichols Showed What White Allyship Really Looks Like, NBA Finals Host Maria Taylor Leaves ESPN

ESPN College Gameday Analysts Maria Taylor and David Pollack discuss college gameday at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Abbie Parr (Getty Images) Like Hannah Nikole-Jones before her, NBA Countdown and NBA Finals host Maria Taylor will not be where she is not wanted. Advertisement On Wednesday, ESPN announced that […]

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White Alabama Councilman Urged to Resign After ‘Do We Have a House N-Word Here?’ Remark

Screenshot: Bama Politics/ YouTube Sooner or later, white people are going to have to learn there is no context in which their use of the n-word is anything less than inappropriate and racist. It doesn’t matter what form of the word they use, if they used it while telling a story in which it was […]

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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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Sacramento Teacher Under Fire for Using Racial Slurs While Telling Students the N-Word Is No Longer a ‘Nasty Word’

Photo: JenJ_Payless (Shutterstock) White people appear to be really afraid Critical Race Theory is being taught in K-12 schools even though evidence that it’s actually happening is scarce. Meanwhile, Black people tend to be far more concerned with a Black-ademic study known as Critical Racist Might be Teaching My Child Reality, which is backed by […]

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General Defends Critical Race Theory in the Military Against Rep. Matt Gaetz. Nobody Defended Gaetz Against Twitter, Though

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) On Wednesday, elected officials and military officials met for a House Armed Services Committee hearing to discuss the 2022 Defense Department budget—at least that’s what it would have been if Rep. Matt Gaetz and other Republicans weren’t so hellbent on turning it into an anti-Critical Race Theory interrogation as if […]

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Cincinnati Racist Accused of Calling Black Uber Driver Racial Slur and Vandalizing His Car Over Malfunctioning GPS

Michael WintermanPhoto: Cincinnati Police Department I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: White people are crazy! Either some of these people are a couple Legos short of a Lego City model set or they just have a weird kink for being overtly racist on camera and suffering consequences for their white supremacist actions. […]

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Rhode Island Woman Convicted on Disorderly Conduct Charge for Harassing Black Family at Restaurant

Photo: ALDECA studio (Shutterstock) Last year, as people grew more and more vocal about not fucking with racism like that, an equal and opposing force of Karens, wypipo, and general assholes alike arose to say the quiet part out loud. Advertisement Take for instance a Black family who were minding their business at a Rhode […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Reverse Clapbacks

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante Answering emails, tweets and DMs from pissed-off readers can take a huge toll on a person’s psyche, but what about me? Who’s there for me when I need a response? Who can I run to, to fill this empty space with laughter? Who can I run to, when I need love? Advertisement […]

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