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 Tuesday 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

Women File Class Action Suit Against Sephora For Alleged Racism

Following Sephora's disastrous 20% off sale a few weeks ago, when loyal customers were were unable to purchase products because of website failures and others said they had been permanently locked out of their accounts because they were of Asian descent, four women have filed a class action lawsuit against the… » 11/19/14 1:50pm 11/19/14 1:50pm

A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween! If you're going out in the world tonight, there's a good chance you'll see racist idiots dressed up like racist idiots, because Halloween is racist idiot Christmas: Whether you're at a frat party, a parade, or even a family event, there's bound to be one sad soul in blackface, yellowface, Arabface,… » 10/31/14 1:35pm 10/31/14 1:35pm

Drunk Tour Guide on Her Last Day on the Job: 'Fuck the Chinese'

San Francisco is often referred to as a cultural melting pot, and many assume that people who are racist, sexist, heterosexist and all other manner of -ist just don't live here. Unfortunately, a wonderful tour guide is here to prove the world wrong with her hate-filled rant about the Chinese, » 10/23/14 7:20pm 10/23/14 7:20pm

Reagan Aide Wants South To Secede, Form Anti-Gay Nation Named Reagan

That's it conservatives. You've reached peak level for Reagan references. There's no more out there which can top this. Just give up. Don't bother with drill, baby drill. Reagan has just stopped being a renewable resource. Former Reagan aide Douglas MacKinnon wants a neo-confederacy—named Reagan. » 10/22/14 11:15pm 10/22/14 11:15pm

The "Southern Belle" Is a Racist Fiction

Sometime between Reconstruction, this episode of MTV: True Life, and the hundred-thousandth wedding held on a plantation in South Carolina, the term Southern Belle became just another friendly identifier to put in your Twitter bio, a throwaway regional label no weightier than Cali Surfer Dude. But the difference… » 10/17/14 5:27pm 10/17/14 5:27pm

Steve Harvey Invites Paula Deen to Mentor 100 Black Boys

Paula Deen is in the midst of trying to claw her way back to relevancy over a year after she was exposed as the butter-soaked racist we all probably assumed she was. Steve Harvey and his mustache have a television show to host, advertising dollars to worry about and not a whole hell of a lot of concern for the… » 10/01/14 6:50pm 10/01/14 6:50pm