Ryan Adams Compares Taylor Swift To Shakespeare

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… »10/25/15 10:30pm10/25/15 10:30pm

Here's That White Guy Who 'Settled' Brooklyn Talking About His 'Street Cred'

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. »9/24/15 3:10pm9/24/15 3:10pm

The Definition of 'Fuckboy' Is Not What Bad Trend Pieces Are Telling You

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… »8/21/15 1:00pm8/21/15 1:00pm

MTV's White People Documentary Preaches to a Different But Open Choir

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. »7/23/15 2:00pm7/23/15 2:00pm

Annie Lennox Whitewashes Explanation of "Strange Fruit"

Annie Lennox, who recently boiled down what Beyoncé does to "twerking" to dismiss Bey's feminism, was less specific though still not quite...right when when Tavis Smiley asked her about covering "Strange Fruit" on her new album Nostalgia. Popularized by Billie Holiday in 1939, "Strange Fruit" is a song about racism… »10/24/14 12:16pm10/24/14 12:16pm

White People Not Thrilled About a Non-White Majority America

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… »10/07/14 6:00pm10/07/14 6:00pm

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 2:00pm8/26/14 2:00pm

Brave White Men Are Marching Tomorrow for White Male Freedom

Some big dumb idiot named Kyle Hunt has organized a racist dumb idiot parade tomorrow in New York City to march for idiots' rights. And "also to make a statement that white people are united in their love for their race and in their opposition to its destruction." It's called the "White Man March" (say what you see,… »3/14/14 7:45pm3/14/14 7:45pm

Last Night on Jeopardy No One Wanted to Answer Qs About Black History

Happy Black History Month, everyone, courtesy of last night's all-white College Jeopardy panel! In the second round of play, the contestants sailed through five of the categories—including "International Cinema Showcase," "Weather Verbs," and "Kiwi Fauna"—but avoided the sixth like the, ahem, black plague. That… »2/18/14 7:00pm2/18/14 7:00pm

White People Hate Affirmative Action Unless They Benefit From It

Picture this: you're at an outdoor barbecue with all of your favorite white people and the subject of race as a factor in college admissions comes up, because you've been drinking in the sun for hours you're too drunk to realize that this is a bad idea. So you're talking, you and these white people, and they're… »8/13/13 4:20pm8/13/13 4:20pm

Republican Named Yoho Declares Tanning Bed Tax Racist Against Whites

Ted Yoho is a former large animal veterinarian from Florida who doesn't understand what racism is. That alone does not make Ted Yoho interesting. What makes Ted Yoho interesting is the fact that he is a United States Congressman who doesn't understand what racism is, to the extent that he believes a tax on tanning… »8/06/13 1:50pm8/06/13 1:50pm

Venezuelan Women Are Getting Nose Jobs To Look More Caucasian

In a quest for la nariz perfilada, the perfectly-formed (read: Anglo-looking) nose, there is an epidemic of rhinoplasties among black and multi-racial women in Venezuela, according to a study out of Dartmouth by assistant anthropology professor Lauren Gulbas. In examining the racial tensions and beauty regimes of… »7/06/13 3:30pm7/06/13 3:30pm