We Need To Talk About 'Butt Selfie Queen' Jen Selter

I tried to ignore this woman for as long as possible. I really did. The first time I heard the term "butt selfie" and later, "Queen of the Butt Selfie," I knew nothing but frustration and eyerolls would come from me learning more about either of those things. So I drew my mind far, far away from this human and her butt… » 4/15/14 5:15pm Tuesday 5:15pm

Bill O'Reilly Thinks Beyoncé Is Bad for Teenage Girls

Bill O'Reilly, who — according to Bill O'Reilly — has always gone out of his way to serve underprivileged youth, is not a fan of Beyoncé's sexy jam "Partition," not because there are no references in the song to his own sexual preferences (laying a "falafel" on someone's "pussy"), but because he thinks it sets a bad example… » 3/11/14 1:10pm 3/11/14 1:10pm

Ugh: White Model Dons Tribal-Style Face Paint for Vogue Italia Shoot

White model. Facepaint. African animals. Shot by Steven Meisel and starring Dutch model Saskia de Brauw, a fashion story titled "Abracadabra" in the March 2014 issue of Vogue Italia feels sadly familiar and offensive. » 3/10/14 11:20am 3/10/14 11:20am

How to Be a Better Racist

We're living in a golden age of Internet racism, especially against people from that large, mysterious continent called Asia. Don't believe me? Then you must not have heard of Lorde's ugly boyfriend, the Miss America who just couldn't be American, or about Kolten Wong and Koji Uehara ruining the World Series. » 3/05/14 11:20am 3/05/14 11:20am

SNL's Sasheer Zamata Goes All Peggy Olson in Black Mad Men

There are plenty of good things to say about Mad Men, but unfortunately "diverse cast and story lines that represent a multitude of backgrounds" isn't one of them. To make up for the imbalance, Key & Peele writer (and very nice-seeming person who coached my improv team once about three years ago) Phil Augusta Jackson has … » 3/03/14 6:30pm 3/03/14 6:30pm

Public Official Responds to Black Man's Complaint With Lynching Story

Algood, Tenn., resident Shun Mullins filed a complaint last summer about the mishandling of his mother Dorothy's death by the local fire department, and for reasons that are inexplicable to decent people, the state investigator, a 40-year veteran named William Sewell, saw fit to tell Mullins the tale of a gruesome,… » 2/19/14 6:30pm 2/19/14 6:30pm

Lupita Nyong'o Eats Her Sandwiches With a Knife and Fork

Lupita Nyong'o graces the cover of the new issue of New York magazine. Love, love, love the glorious photos by Erik Madigan Heck. Inside, the profile paints the actress and newly-dubbed "it" girl as very bright, a bit circumspect, and very, very polite. » 2/10/14 4:15pm 2/10/14 4:15pm

Woman Hawking Whitenicious Skin Bleach Has Tons of Black Friends, OK?

Sometimes you read things that are so ridiculous you can barely believe your eyes. Today that prize goes to the Nigerian and Cameroonian musician Dencia, the woman behind a skin lightening product called Whitenicious — yes, that is the product's real name. » 2/06/14 11:00am 2/06/14 11:00am

White for Fun, Brown for Settling: Interracial Dating's Generation Gap

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that I should be dating Sri Lankan men to preserve my Tamil heritage, I wouldn't be rich. But if I had a nickel for every time that sentiment was passive-aggressively indicated to me by various women in my family (better known as "aunties" in my culture), let's just say I'd be… » 2/04/14 5:00pm 2/04/14 5:00pm

No, Erin Andrews Wasn't Terrified by Scary Black Man Richard Sherman

Following the victory by the Seattle Seahawks against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship two weeks ago, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman drew criticism for delivering an incredible post-game rant to Fox's sideline reporter Erin Andrews. While it seems strange to chastise a football player for being… » 2/03/14 4:15pm 2/03/14 4:15pm

Mega-Inclusive Swiffer Ad Features Interracial Couple and an Amputee

Swiffer is the latest company to feature an interracial couple happily utilizing their product, and that's obviously a wonderful thing that hopefully one day will be so commonplace we won't even be compelled to talk about it anymore. » 1/20/14 9:45am 1/20/14 9:45am