Southern Rites: A Small Town's Inability to Acknowledge Its Own Racism

In 2009, photographer Gillian Laub published a series of photos documenting the high school proms in the tiny Georgia community of Montgomery County, which was remarkable because the proms were racially segregated. Though the students grew up together, played together, and went to Montgomery County High together,… » 5/19/15 4:00pm 5/19/15 4:00pm

Miami Beach Police Sent So, So Many Racist, Sexist Emails

Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates told reporters on Thursday that 16 officers in his department sent “hundreds” of racist, sexist, pornographic emails, which could jeopardize the criminal cases they’re witnesses in and also just looks terrible. The emails spanned about a two-year period and involved two… » 5/18/15 12:30pm 5/18/15 12:30pm

How Racism Is Driving New York City's Gentrification

With the snow finally thawed and spring officially in full gear, New York is back in the swing of things and residents are remembering why they endure five months of tundra bullshit and exorbitant rent to live in (maybe) the greatest city in the world. Now that spirits are high again, it seems like a good time to look… » 5/12/15 4:10pm 5/12/15 4:10pm

State Police Conclude Report on Martese Johnson's Arrest [Updated]

In March, 20-year-old University of Virginia student Martese Johnson was arrested and brutalized by white Alcohol and Beverage Control agents on the main drag of bars near campus. Last week, the Virginia state police completed their investigation on Johnson’s arrest, as ordered by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.* » 5/05/15 2:20pm 5/05/15 2:20pm

Australian News Anchor Congratulates Biracial Twin for Looking White

Last month in Australia, a Sunrise morning news anchor named Samantha Armytage interviewed Lucy and Maria Aylmer, biracial fraternal twins, and loosed her racist inner self. In her introduction, Armytage described the pair as Maria who has “taken after her half-Jamaican mum” and Lucy who “got her dad’s fair skin, good… » 4/28/15 4:10pm 4/28/15 4:10pm

Valdosta State Cancels Classes Due to U.S. Flag Protest

In light of the recent tension escalating over a scheduled American flag protest, Valdosta State University has cancelled all classes and business operations for Friday, April 24. The “Flags Over VSU” rally was organized as a response to last week’s incident when Michelle Manhart disrupted a group of black VSU… » 4/23/15 9:00pm 4/23/15 9:00pm

Native Actors Walk off the Set of Adam Sandler's Shitty, Racist Movie

Indian Country Today is reporting that about a dozen Native actors walked off the set of The Ridiculous Six, Adam Sandler’s aggressively horrible-sounding Western parody movie. The actors, who are mostly from the Navajo Nation, told the site they left over the film’s tasteless, offensive and inaccurate portrayal of… » 4/23/15 4:49pm 4/23/15 4:49pm

Playboy Model Detained for Snatching Flag From Black Students' Protest

Michelle Manhart, a former staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force who left the military after posing in uniform for Playboy, was detained by university police at Valdosta State University in Georgia after snatching away an American flag from a group of black students. The students were standing on the flag as a… » 4/20/15 10:50am 4/20/15 10:50am

Two White Girls Rap About Killing Black Boys and Try to Apologize

Two teenage white girls from Texas thought it would be a good idea to record themselves rapping a song that contained racist lyrics promoting violence against blacks, Latinos and Asians. The song starts off with one girl spewing the N-word, followed by “I want to kill them now, I want to hang them from a tree.” The… » 4/16/15 9:00pm 4/16/15 9:00pm

Pam and PETA in Love With Joe Arpaio, Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Sheriff

PETA is excited to announce that Joe Arpaio, the notoriously racist Arizona sheriff who fancies himself “the world’s toughest,” is now on their preferred list after he switched the jail’s food over to a vegetarian menu. Even Pam Anderson’s on board! But has everyone forgotten that Joe Arpaio is… » 4/15/15 2:15pm 4/15/15 2:15pm

White America's Silence on Police Brutality Is Consent

Late Tuesday, news broke that yet another unarmed American, a black man named Walter Scott, was killed by a white police officer. As with Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and Rodney King nearly 25 years ago, the brutality was captured on video for the world to see. The New York Times put the damning evidence at the very top… » 4/10/15 12:45pm 4/10/15 12:45pm

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