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

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

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

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

How to Deal with a Racist Relative Over the Holidays

Do you have the misfortune of spending the holidays with one or more of your racist relatives? Are you not sure what to say when they unleash their casual, subtle or overt racism at the dinner table? If so, Franchesca Ramsey—creator of Shit White Girls Say...to Black Girls—has you covered with this thoroughly helpful… » 12/23/14 5:40pm 12/23/14 5:40pm

Whoopi Goldberg Has Some Pretty Dumb Ideas About Racism

On Thursday's edition of The View, the panel brought up First Lady Michelle Obama's "revelation" that the Obamas still get racially profiled. While President Obama has been mistaken for a waiter and a valet, Michelle was recently asked to assist a customer during a visit to Target. Whoopi Goldberg doesn't see any of… » 12/18/14 12:50pm 12/18/14 12:50pm

Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014

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On Wednesday, after the announcement that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted for killing Eric Garner, the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a series of tweets naming 76 men and women who were killed in police custody since the 1999 death of Amadou Diallo in New York. Starting with the most… » 12/08/14 2:23pm 12/08/14 2:23pm