In March of last year, Gregory Selden, a 25-year-old from Virginia, was looking for a place to stay in Philadelphia. Selden, who is black, says a host rejected his request to book their place, but happily accepted requests he sent from two fake profiles featuring pictures of white guys. Selden sued Airbnb in federal…
A federal court has ruled that administrators in Cleveland, Mississippi have three weeks to execute a timeline to integrate the small Bolivar County city’s middle and high schools. They have, rather improbably, remained segregated by race since Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case that…
In the midst of what should be a relatively innocuous conversation about legislative spending, Congress has rekindled the clash over illegal immigration. This March, the Library of Congress ceased usage of the term “illegal alien,” arguing that it is demeaning. Republicans, bless ‘em, want the term to be reinstated.
On Friday morning, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said a racial slur on television, but he feels fine about it so don’t worry.
Unless you missed the memo on why John Cho should be your boyfriend, you’re probably aware that the Star Trek actor is currently in high demand amongst the good folks of the Internet. Now, thanks to a recent hashtag campaign called #StarringJohnCho, we’re duly #blessed with all of the John Cho memes our hearts…
“Wherever there is number, there is beauty,” wrote the Byzantine philospher Proclus Diadochus in the 5th century, unaware how very wrong he was. According to the average plane-riding American, mathematics is now nothing but the Satanical scripture of olive-skinned terrorists.
On Friday, Old Navy tweeted a photo of an interracial grouping of people that sure looks like a family.
Virginia McLaurin, the 107-year-old dancing kween who captured hearts back in February when she danced with the Obamas in the White House, is reportedly unable to obtain a government-issued photo ID.
Guys, it turns out that Ted Cruz’s bigoted tendencies are NBD, because the presidential hopeful’s former college roommate and current biffle David Panton, who happens to be a person of color from Jamaica, told The New York Times otherwise. Good to know!
Women ripping their semi-famous, misogynist dads is what the internet was made for.
On Saturday, Skinny Girl Vodka founder Bethenny Frankel appeared as the keynote speaker at women’s entrepreneurial summit, Rent The Runway’s and UBS’s Project Entrepreneur. Her speech certainly got people talking.
In 2015, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel assembled an independent task force to investigate city police when protestors demanded he resign around his mishandling—cover-up?—of Lauan McDonald’s fatal shooting by cops, which was captured on video. Now their scathing report is here, detailing how racism led to rampant police…
Since its founding by a former Ku Klux Klan leader in 1996, Stormfront has been the internet’s number-one watering hole for white nationalists and neo-nazis. Its users’ brand of hate has sunk politicians, inspired documentaries, and even spawned its own media arm, The Daily Stormer. But there’s something you may not…
Following complaints, Gap, Inc. has deleted a tweet advertising Ellen DeGeneres’ GapKids X ED clothing line with an image featuring child acrobats Le Petit Cirque. Critics claim the photo—depicting four girls—uses the lone black model as a passive prop, while the other models appear active.
A project at a Portland community college called “Whiteness History Month” is attempting to deconstruct the concept of white privilege—and in doing so might have accidentally become a perfect example of white privilege in action.
Hello, I’m here to apologize for the “black privilege” that I, as a black woman, benefit from every day! Just kidding. But CNN’s John Blake spoke to some real people who really believe in this—that “black privilege” is a thing, while white privilege, of course, is not.
Emma Watson booked her deal with Lancôme in 2011, and the most recent dated ad I found featuring her face was from 2013. Hard to say how old the picture above is, or how aware Watson was of how her image would be used, but there it is selling a skin-lightening product.
As any former British colonial subject will tell you, involuntarily sharing your homeland and being—sometimes violently—forced to submit to a culture that regards your own as barbaric inspires so many pleasant memories! This must be the reason that a British colonialism-themed restaurant has just opened in Portland,…
When we talk about the upcoming Nina Simone biopic, it feels that two different conversations are taking place: One amongst those who understand how an undercurrent of anti-black racism allowed this to happen, and those who do not.