Rachel Dolezal has returned, though no one wanted her to! On Tuesday, she spoke to The Today Show on Tuesday about her forthcoming book, still untitled, but definitely about (what else) racial identity.
If you’re having a good day and would instead like to feel like climbing into a one-woman spaceship and hurling yourself far away from this stupid planet, gather round and read yet another confused Slate think piece where someone tries to understand what the black people are up to.
Very Specific Playlists is a weekly feature in which Jezebel staffers make very specific Spotify playlists based on their weird proclivities.
On Tuesday, former First Lady Laura Bush attributed our national bigotry to a phase, like a high schooler suddenly and inexplicably calling all of her friends, “Dude.”
“How is this happening,” we think, watching Trump go from joke to threat, with the momentum of a natural disaster, as he lies and blusters and calls for bans and deportations and holds rallies that are like ‘90s wrestling matches except much, much worse. Jamelle Bouie at Slate makes a strong, clear argument that the…
Some of the jokes in Chris Rock’s opening monologue for last night Oscars landed, some didn’t; but in total, watching a black man hand Hollywood its ass for over 10 straight minutes was a breathtaking sight to behold. The video above condenses his speech to the reactions from A-list white actors like Leonardo…
Just like ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, tartar sauce, hot sauce and all the other cool condiments, Sriracha is now available in portable portions.
For those looking for love in a place free of melanin, there’s a new dating website strictly for Caucasians. It’s called WhereWhitePeopleMeet.com.
Dear White People Of A Certain Age, we have some bad news. You’re dying more rapidly than every other age, racial, and ethnic group. In fact, while death rates in America are otherwise declining, researchers have detected a rise in middle-aged white American deaths.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Ryan Adams, pop musician and Taylor Swift cover artist, compared the blonde-mopped scribe of hits such as “Bad Blood” and “Our Song” to Shakespeare himself. This is sweet of him, and his comparison feels hyperbolic yet utterly genuine; he goes on to emphasize how much her music…
The trailer for Joel and Ethan Coen’s next movie, Hail Caesar!, has finally arrived, and it looks pretty great! Well, if you get past the whole thing about it not appearing to star any people of color.
The internet had various reactions yesterday to a dudefight between two white men in downtown Brooklyn. White Jogger told White Stroller-Pusher that he enjoys fighting “babies” like WSP, and, furthermore, “The only reason white people like you live here is because I settled this fucking neighborhood for you!” Classic.
By its very definition, slang is simple. It is informal language used by a group of people to discuss or describe certain concepts or characteristics that are implicitly understood if one is a member of said group. As such, approaching slang as if it is some layered, highly nuanced matter in which the individual who…
Two Colorado parents are so mad that Harper Lee’s new book Go Set A Watchman revealed Atticus Finch, a person who is not real, as a racist protagonist they’ve renamed their real 14- month-old baby.
On Tuesday, MTV aired a documentary called White People aimed to tackle what it means to be white, or rather a millennial white person in 2015. But what the film really did was explain whiteness as a racial and beneficial construct called white privilege, to those who probably don’t like to admit they’re enjoying it.
On July 22, MTV is premiering a documentary titled White People about “what it means to be young and white” in America, a question to which we already know the answers.
The news that white people will no longer be the majority in America by the year 2050 has been out for some time now. But as we inch closer to the day when people of color will be the physical majority (I'm not too optimistic about institutional power), and the inevitable CNN scare graphics and Fox News on-air…
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…
Noah is a three-dimensional retelling of an apocalyptic Bible story, with a bit of patricide and hulking Ent-things thrown in. Oddly enough, even though it's purportedly about God taking vengeance on all of the people in the antediluvian world, the cast contains no actors of color. Huh.
The other day, I walked into one of my neighborhood's relatively new-ish juice places (there are several) to order a smoothie. It was a good decision. The smoothie I ordered was so delicious that as I walked down the block drinking it, I actually wondered why people ever eat anything else.