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 Thursday 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 Wednesday 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

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

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

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

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