The New York Times, Shonda Rhimes & How to Get Away With Being Racist

I would like to believe that not being racist isn't extraordinarily difficult. I would like to think that by simply acknowledging the humanity of other people and their right to exist in this world and being open and aware to learning about certain issues, you can avoid many uncomfortable moments. If nothing else, you… » 9/19/14 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

When Is An All-White Jury Presumptively Racist?​

When being judged by a jury of your peers, is it necessary that some of those peers be members of your ethnic or racial group? Hold on, white people, I'm not asking you. You might talk tough on the internet, but if you were the defendant in a trial and you walked in and saw the entire Wu-Tang Clan sitting in the jury… » 9/16/14 3:49pm Tuesday 3:49pm

Black Woman Shows PDA with White Husband, Questioned for Prostitution

Yet again, YET AGAIN, police officers have demonstrated a penchant for the world's worst cocktail of racism and aggression, having briefly taken into custody a black woman they assumed was a prostitute. Why, you ask? Because she was publicly displaying affection with a white man, who in reality is her partner. What… » 9/14/14 12:10pm 9/14/14 12:10pm

Blue Ivy's Hair Is Perfect and You Should Shut Up About It

I cannot believe we have to have this conversation. Although I see it over and over again, I continue to be stunned by the complete lack of respect and utter disregard their wellbeing that is shown towards little black girls. With that in mind, I'm not sure why I expected things to be any different for Blue Ivy Carter. » 8/26/14 5:10pm 8/26/14 5:10pm

Dear White People, You Need More Black Friends

Hey white people, you really need to step your game up and get some more black friends. And by friends, I mean someone who cares enough about you to call you on your shit and vice versa. The black person that you see at the gym sometimes or in a Starbucks line doesn’t count. Y’all ain’t friends, that’s an acquaintance… » 8/26/14 2:00pm 8/26/14 2:00pm

Ways the Media and Police Justify the Killing of Unarmed Black People

There is a prevailing notion in this country that when an unarmed black person is shot by the police, there must have been a valid reason. In the spirit of fairness, it doesn't even have to be at the hands of the police. Black victims are routinely put on trial in the media with an unspoken but clear suggestion that… » 8/19/14 5:15pm 8/19/14 5:15pm

UofA Student Posts Snapchat Bragging Her Sorority 'Got NO Niggas!!!!!'…

As new members of University of Alabama's sororities celebrated their newfound adoption into their sisterhoods this weekend, one member of the Chi Omega sorority chose to express her excitement through a Snapchat of her smiling face and the faces of two friends, subtitled with the brag "Chi O got NO niggas!!!!! [Emoji… » 8/18/14 5:30pm 8/18/14 5:30pm