UCB Black Student Union Wants Assata Shakur Hall, Fox News Is Pressed

UC Berkeley's Black Student Union want to rename a campus building after Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who was framed, convicted and jailed for killing a New Jersey cop until she fled and found asylum in Cuba in the 1970s. Naturally, Fox News is confused, but mostly upset. As Fox News usually is. » 3/20/15 11:10am 3/20/15 11:10am

How Serena Williams Will Keep Her Grace Under Fire at Indian Wells

Family Research Council: Gays Are Responsible for Racist Frat's Chant

It's been a hard week for white people afraid to come to terms with the fact that racism is alive and well in this great country. Why, we have Obama in the white house and people can sit anywhere they want on the bus. Slavery is dead. Who can we blame for bringing racism back? Gays. Dan Savage, specifically. » 3/12/15 10:30am 3/12/15 10:30am

Ferguson Police Chief to Finally Resign. Bye. 

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson has resigned from his position following an abysmal handling of the Mike Brown shooting and a U.S. Justice Department report that found the Ferguson Police Department to be a gang of racist thugs. » 3/11/15 5:30pm 3/11/15 5:30pm

Morning Joe Has a Good Explanation for the Racist SAE Kids: Rap Music

Your favorite morning program came in big on Wednesday morning, as hosts of Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough shared the mindblowingly original assertion that the reason the Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat bros at University of Oklahoma were singing that racist chant is because they were negatively influenced… » 3/11/15 9:50am 3/11/15 9:50am

How Many People Approved The 'Mexican' Costumes on The Real?

The Real did a fun lil' segment today in which three of its hosts made dessert quesadillas while dressed as Mexican stereotypes. For real! » 3/10/15 5:50pm 3/10/15 5:50pm

Darren Wilson Avoids Civil Rights Charges 

Darren Wilson, the cop who unnecessarily shot and killed 18 year-old Michael Brown and then profited off of his death, will not face federal civil rights charges for the incident. Wilson was cleared of criminal charges by a St. Louis grand jury in November. » 3/04/15 2:10pm 3/04/15 2:10pm

UC Berkeley Students Hold Teach-In for Their Racist Professor

At UC Berkeley, a tenured mental health policy professor named Steven Segal has found himself in a bit of trouble, thanks to his conflation of black-on-black crime with the Black Lives Matter movement, and his eagerness to blame victims of oppression for their oppression—which is probably easy when you're not… » 3/04/15 1:50pm 3/04/15 1:50pm

Giuliana Rancic Apologizes for Comment About Zendaya Coleman's Hair

In a move that's not entirely surprising, Giuliana Rancic apologized on air for her offensive comments about Zendaya Coleman's hair. » 2/25/15 9:30am 2/25/15 9:30am

Rudy Giuliani: I'm Not Racist; Our Dumb President Had a White Mom

When last we heard from Rudy Giuliani, he was saying pretty stupid things. Less than 24 hours later, he decided to do damage control by saying more stupid things. And now he's gone from being stupid and mildly racist to full-on idiotic and racist in an attempt to do even more damage control/get more attention. Stop. » 2/20/15 9:50am 2/20/15 9:50am

Don't Post Racist Shit to Facebook, Congressional Staffers 

As if Congressman Aaron Schock's week wasn't already embarrassing enough, what with his Downton Abbey-inspired office renovation, Think Progress now reports that one of his senior advisers has made a bunch of noxious, racist statements on Facebook, comparing black people to "zoo animals." Time for a chat, secretly… » 2/05/15 3:40pm 2/05/15 3:40pm

Serena Williams to Return to Indian Wells, Tournament Known for Racism

Serena Williams is retuning to Indian Wells, the California tournament where her father ushered her and her sister Venus off the court amid a barrage of racist slurs and boos in 2001. » 2/04/15 4:10pm 2/04/15 4:10pm

When Do Minorities Get Eliminated on The Bachelor?

The Bachelor, ABC's long-running television show that purports to show people trying to find someone to love, is many things, depending on the season: insane, boring, painful, glorious. But there is one thing that's always consistent: it and its siblings The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and Bachelor Pad are as » 2/02/15 6:45pm 2/02/15 6:45pm

Waitress Assumes Kamau Bell Is Begging From White Wife Because Racism

Today in People Are Horrible, comedian Kamau Bell was accused of pan-handling from his own wife and her friends because he is black and she is white. Stereotypes, come on down! » 2/01/15 9:00am 2/01/15 9:00am

How to Talk About Race with Your Kids

It'd be wonderful if you could just say to children, "People might look different and come from different places, but we're all equal and should be treated the same" and leave it at that. But if recent news has taught us anything, it's that reality is not so simple, and we need to face the topics of race and racism… » 1/23/15 2:06pm 1/23/15 2:06pm

Watch These Two White Ladies Freak Out About ASU's Whiteness Course

Guys.... guys. Arizona State University is home to a class called "U.S. Race Theory and the Problem of Whiteness." The PROBLEM with WHITENESS? You think you have heard it all... but you have not. » 1/23/15 12:10pm 1/23/15 12:10pm

When the Opera Acts Like It's Never Seen a Black Person Before

The man at the opera tells me I'm disgusting, but in a lot of ways, he's lucky. There is no moisture in the air. I slept the night before in braids. It's a matinee, so I'm holding a very strong day vibe: more Tracee Ellis-Ross in Black-ish than Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park performance. My hair is being tame for my… » 1/20/15 12:10pm 1/20/15 12:10pm

Hot Take Alert! Oscar Noms Are 'White Man Keeping the Brown Man Down'

Quality-wise, local news is often just a hairpiece away from being on par with high school journalism class final projects—but this segment, which aired Friday on Fargo, North Dakota's KVLY, sets a new crappy standard. » 1/19/15 4:15pm 1/19/15 4:15pm

Lawsuit Claims Revlon's CEO Is Racist as Hell

A new lawsuit against Revlon filed by a former employee claims not only that he was the target of bias and unwarranted firing, but that CEO/President Lorenzo Delpani made consistent racist comments against Blacks, Jews, and Americans. » 1/02/15 10:10am 1/02/15 10:10am