Dear White People Doesn't Have the Answers, and That's the Point

Two years after Justin Simien wrote the first draft of the script, one year after he created a viral trailer that helped him raise $40,000 through Indiegogo to make the film and almost nine months after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Dear White People has finally hit movie theaters with a considerable… » 10/20/14 4:00pm 10/20/14 4:00pm

White People Not Thrilled About a Non-White Majority America

The news that white people will no longer be the majority in America by the year 2050 has been out for some time now. But as we inch closer to the day when people of color will be the physical majority (I'm not too optimistic about institutional power), and the inevitable CNN scare graphics and Fox News on-air… » 10/07/14 6:00pm 10/07/14 6:00pm

Fashion's Hottest New Trend: Whiteness

After four weeks, four cities, and hundreds of shows, this go-round of fashion month is officially over. The Chanel riot gear has been packed up while Hong Kong riots rage on, and the models hop back to their model apartments to nurse their over-bleached brows and weakened nailbeds. When it was all over, I flipped… » 10/07/14 4:30pm 10/07/14 4:30pm

Steve Harvey Invites Paula Deen to Mentor 100 Black Boys

Paula Deen is in the midst of trying to claw her way back to relevancy over a year after she was exposed as the butter-soaked racist we all probably assumed she was. Steve Harvey and his mustache have a television show to host, advertising dollars to worry about and not a whole hell of a lot of concern for the… » 10/01/14 6:50pm 10/01/14 6:50pm

The LA Times Covers Cornrows, the Hot New Trend for White Ladies

Friends, readers, ladyfolk, I believe we are being trolled. I believe we are being trolled by major newspapers and fashion magazines through a series of willfully ignorant and low-key racist articles where they attempt to completely erase black people from the very styles and trends that they created. » 9/23/14 2:30pm 9/23/14 2:30pm

The New York Times, Shonda Rhimes & How to Get Away With Being Racist

I would like to believe that not being racist isn't extraordinarily difficult. I would like to think that by simply acknowledging the humanity of other people and their right to exist in this world and being open and aware to learning about certain issues, you can avoid many uncomfortable moments. If nothing else, you… » 9/19/14 2:30pm 9/19/14 2:30pm

The Problem With Baby Hairs, 'Urban' and the Fashion Industry

We need to discuss some recent, ill-advised uses of the word "urban." I am not a fan of using that word to describe anything other than a city because the vast majority of the time, "urban" is just white people speak for "black." Some dictionaries will list a variation on "popular black culture" under the definition… » 9/17/14 5:00pm 9/17/14 5:00pm

Dear White People, You Need More Black Friends

Hey white people, you really need to step your game up and get some more black friends. And by friends, I mean someone who cares enough about you to call you on your shit and vice versa. The black person that you see at the gym sometimes or in a Starbucks line doesn’t count. Y’all ain’t friends, that’s an acquaintance… » 8/26/14 2:00pm 8/26/14 2:00pm