Man Who Shot Renisha McBride Charged With Second-Degree Murder

Though Michigan homeowner Theodore Wafer, 54, claims he shot Renisha McBride, 19, by accident, Kym L. Worthy, the prosecutor of Wayne County announced Friday that charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and possession of felony firearm would be brought against Wafer. » 11/15/13 2:20pm 11/15/13 2:20pm

More Outlets Refuse To Refer To Washington D.C. NFL Team As 'Redskins'

Slate, The New Republic and Mother Jones have announced that they will no longer refer to the NFL's Washington D.C. team as "the Redskins," effective as of this past Thursday. (Not that Slate used it much before, Chris Chase at USA Today pointed out: Search results for the team on the site bring up only eight results,… » 8/10/13 2:09pm 8/10/13 2:09pm

Integrated Prom Is Not So Integrated -- But Trailblazing Nonetheless

A mixed-race group of students at Wilcox County High School in south Georgia received worldwide attention earlier this year when they raised money to throw the area's first racially integrated prom after the school refused to fund the event. (Yes, in 2013.) Although it seems that few white kids deigned to dance at the… » 5/24/13 12:35pm 5/24/13 12:35pm

The First Integrated Prom in Wilcox, Georgia Is Tonight!

60 years after Brown v. Board of Education desegregated the American school system, white and black students in rural Wilcox, Georgia still had separate proms. This year, an interracial group of best friends who wanted nothing more than to wear corsages, eat crappy steak and take awkwardly-angled pictures together… » 4/27/13 6:00pm 4/27/13 6:00pm

Georgia Teens Fight for Racially Integrated Prom Because It's 2013, for …

Black and white students at Wilcox County High School in south Georgia aren't allowed to go to the same prom. Instead, students and parents sponsor segregated proms — yep, in 2013 — and kids that break the skin-dress code are barred entry from the caucasian rager. A mixed-race group of friends who hang out all of the… » 4/04/13 11:55am 4/04/13 11:55am

Interracial Marriages Are More Common Than Ever Before

There was a time, not that long ago, when interracial marriage in the U.S. was a completely illegal no-no. Well, flash forward to a half-century or so later, and the picture looks completely different. Intermarriage between races has been steadily on the rise and has now, according to a new study from the Pew Research… » 2/16/12 2:00pm 2/16/12 2:00pm

Why Are The 'New, Modern' Interpretations Of Snow White So… White?

Snow White And The Huntsman and a second Snow White project, now called Mirror Mirror, are set to hit theaters next year. Both claim to offer a new "twist" on the centuries-old tale. But despite looking at the story in a new way, both films feature overwhelmingly white casts. How new and twisty. » 11/11/11 2:45pm 11/11/11 2:45pm

Middle School Only Allows Whites To Be Class President [Updated]

If we still have segregated proms in the American South, including in Mississippi, why not segregated middle school elections? Welcome to Nettleton Middle School, where not only are class elections segregated, but the president slots are designated for white students. » 8/27/10 10:00am 8/27/10 10:00am

American Apparel Wants You As Naked And White As Possible

Somewhere in L.A. American Apparel CEO, Dov Charney, tosses his head back. His neck is damp and sweaty.
Small hairs stick to his forehead. He fantasizes about sleeping with his employees. And he laughs. And laughs and laughs. » 6/25/10 6:00pm 6/25/10 6:00pm