Texas County Where Sandra Bland Died Has Long History Of Racism

Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas, just days after a white police officer pulled over and arrested her when she failed to signal a lane change. Her arrest has been cited as a prime example of racial bias and misuse of force by the police — and it happened in a county itself marred by… » 7/26/15 8:20pm Sunday 8:20pm

Sandra Bland Dash Cam Video Appears to Have Been Heavily Edited 

A 52-minute video of the arrest of Sandra Bland, who died mysteriously in jail several days later, was released by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday night. After a few hours, reports began to surface that the video appeared doctored—and not particularly well, for that matter. » 7/22/15 10:50am 7/22/15 10:50am

Following Kylie Exchange, Amandla Stenberg Talks Appropriation and Race

Over the weekend, Amandla Stenberg and Kylie Jenner got in a heated exchange on Instagram after Kylie Jenner posted an image of herself with cornrows along with the caption, “I woke up like disss.” After being dismissively told by Jenner to “Go hang w Jaden [Smith] or something,” Stenberg took the time to write out… » 7/13/15 1:45pm 7/13/15 1:45pm

28 Percent Of Whites Believe Housing Discrimination Should Be Legal

While racism is, for the most part, over in America, some unsettling news has come to light suggesting that it’s actually not. According to a new survey, 28 percent of white Americans said they’d really appreciate it if they could discriminate against races and ethnicities when it comes to selling or renting.
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Rachel Dolezal Isn't Positive Her White Parents Are Her Parents

As part of their continued dominance of exclusives in the “Rachel Dolezal says she is black” story, NBC aired a new interview with Dolezal during the NBC Nightly News on Tuesday evening. During it, Dolezal told Savannah Guthrie that she wasn’t sure she could say authoritatively that she is truly related to her… » 6/16/15 7:10pm 6/16/15 7:10pm

9 Tweets From Rachel Dolezal That Will Really Make You Think

In the coming days, the Rachel Dolezal story—the tale of a white woman from Spokane, Washington whose family said pretended to be black for almost a decade—will surely be used as a thinking-off point for many complicated and important ideas about race, power, passing, Iggy Azalea, etc. In the meantime, let it be a… » 6/12/15 9:30am 6/12/15 9:30am

Plus Size Supermodel Tess Holliday Sorry for Saying 'Black Men Love Me'

Tess Holliday, who recently covered People magazine, is a plus-size model on the rise. That attention has led to interviews, one of which got her into some trouble: she told The Guardian last week, “I do admit that black men love me. I always forget that, and then I come to a black neighbourhood and I remember.”… » 6/11/15 9:50am 6/11/15 9:50am

Emma Stone Playing a Half-Asian Character in Aloha: Literally Why

As you may know, Emma Stone plays a character named “Allison Ng” in the new Cameron Crowe movie Aloha. Her character, who’s supposed to be a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese, is meaningfully non-white within the framework of the story; according to Entertainment Weekly, she’s a “Hula dancing expert with a… » 6/01/15 1:20pm 6/01/15 1:20pm