Happy Birthday Marilyn!
Back in the 50s actress Marilyn Monroe used her white privilege and star power to be an excellent ally. Happy Birthday, Norma Jeane!Read More
We've said similar things to the opinions delivered in the news clip after the jump by veteran sportscaster Dale Hansen. However, we know that here at The Mary Sue we're mostly a staff of hysterical women (half of us of color!) and one white dude some might be suspicious of, because he spends all day working with hysterical women. So, here's an older white gentleman preaching some truths about school shootings in America. Are you listening now?Read More
During yesterday's Super Bowl, T-Mobile dedicated their ad time to the issue of equality. In their commercial, titled "#LittleOnes," Kerry Washington gives a voice-over pep talk to a group of babies.Read More
Head of Air Force Academy Responds to Racism Against Cadets: “If You Are Outraged, You’re in the Right Place”
"If you demean someone in any way, then you need to get out."
"If you demean someone in any way, then you need to get out. And if you can’t treat someone from another race or a different color skin with dignity and respect, then you need to get out.”Read More
I'm most definitely not going to be hugging any Nazis. But I do appreciate those who are.Read More
Win or Lose, Miss Texas Is My Miss America 2018 After Her Takedown of Trump’s Charlottesville Response
While being anti-racist should never be seen as heroic—because it's simple, human decency—there are times when we take it for granted that people will keep their views more "diplomatic." The Miss America pageant is generally seen as one of those times. This year, however, it seems that both the Miss America pageant, and Miss Texas, Margana Wood, know that today's political climate requires directness.Read More
Ta-Nehisi Coates calls Donald Trump the U.S.'s "first white President." I know what you're thinking: Wait a minute, every single President of the U.S. has been white except Barack Obama. Technically, you're right, but what Coates is referring to is the fact that no President before Trump has ever as openly or aggressively traded on whiteness the way he has, making the power whiteness wields explicit.Read More
A couple of days ago, we talked about a Twitter exchange between actress Jessica Chastain and a fan about violent vs. non-violent protest that included Chastain taking personal offense at the fan's use of a Martin Luther King Jr. quote that talked about a specific type of white ally. Yesterday, she posted a video trying to clarify her intentions regarding anti-racism activism and her desire to be of better service.Read More
Jessica Chastain has generally been a positive voice speaking out against injustice. If you look at her Twitter feed, you can see that she is someone who takes activism seriously, and tries to use her large platform for good. Which is why a recent tweet of hers in response to someone challenging her use of a Martin Luther King quote was so surprising.Read More
"We have an American president who has emboldened white supremacists with messages of comfort and support," says Biden, denouncing Trump's horrid response to the hate rally and pardon of Joe Arpaio.Read More
And Baltimore wants to replace one of theirs with Missy Elliott.
The University of Texas at Austin quietly removed four their Confederate statues overnight.Read More
When white supremacists threatened to show up in Durham and Boston, the people of those cities showed up to outnumber and outshine them.Read More