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What Happens When a Racist Troll Runs National Policy? A Chat With Stephen Miller Biographer Jean Guerrero

Stephen Miller may appear like a grimacing extra on Sesame Street meant to prove a point about animus, but he is unquestionably the most toxic person in American politics, the warped draftsman of some of the most overtly racist policies in decades. Yet he has operated largely in the shadows, preferring to wield his

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<i>Yes, God, Yes</i> Director Karen Maine On Repressed Female Pleasure
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Director Karen Maine says she “doesn’t really” read reviews, but two about her debut feature Yes, God, Yes have caught her eye. The first, by Catholic News Service, rates the film as “O”—as in, morally offensive. This rejection only proves the message Maine was trying to get at with her film about a sexually repressed

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Virginia Mayor Shocked to Be Called Racist After Referring to a Black Woman as 'Aunt Jemima'

Virginia mayor Barry Presgraves is under pressure to resign after a post he made on his Facebook page last weekend, saying that Joe Biden had “just announced Aunt Jemima” as his running mate. Although Presgraves made this comment before Biden had officially announced Kamala Harris as his running mate, it was no secret

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'There Is Literally No Way to Catch Up': Black Women Speak Candidly on the Cost of Racism, Sexism and Pay Inequity at Pinterest [Updated]

I used to joke that “Pinterest saved my life.” Not literally, of course, but during an especially dark period in 2011, the platform best associated with “Mormon women and Midwestern moms” (as recently noted by the Washington Post) became an unexpected lifeline out of depression and back into my creative self.

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