And the officer who sat by and did nothing has resigned.
The man who went viral for harassing a woman over her Puerto Rico shirt has been arrested on two hate crime charges. Originally, he was charged with only misdemeanor disorderly conduct and misdemeanor assault, but both were upgraded to hate crimes, making them felonies.Read More
Anti-Immigration White Nationalists Are Shocked–Shocked–to Find Other Countries’ Border Laws Affect Them
In these people's eyes, the separation of Hispanic families = valid immigration laws. But entitled white folk being turned away at a border = CENSORSHIP!Read More
Plus, a FAQ on when it's okay for white folks to use the n-word. SPOILER ALERT: it's never!
Netflix has fired their Chief Communications Officer Jonathan Friedland, after Friedland used the N-word in a meeting with other staffers. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings released a memo about the firing, saying “Jonathan contributed greatly in many areas, but his descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity and is not in line with our values as a company.”Read More
Roseanne Blames Ambien for Her Racist Tweet, Has Apparently Been on Ambien Day & Night for More Than a Decade
People have been known to do some wild stuff while on Ambien. But racism isn't a common side effect of the sleep aid.Read More
“It Was so Far over the Line and so Loathsome That I Suspected There Might Not Be Any Coming Back from It”: The Cast & Crew of Roseanne Speak up About Cancellation
Roseanne went from television's #1 show to canceled, after a racist Twitter rant by its lead Roseanne Barr. As a result, ABC has canceled the show, re-runs are being yanked off the air, and cast/crew are making the rounds to talk about what happened.Read More
Roseanne Barr took to Twitter and left a toxic trail of racist and islamophobic vitriol that has caused one of her producers, comedian Wanda Sykes, to leave. But will her audiences remain?Read More
No one is defending MS-13. We are objecting to the fact that Trump has turned the conversation about immigration and immigrants into a conversation about MS-13. We object to the racism and xenophobia behind that manipulation of a narrative.Read More
He hasn't had the best week.
What's been going on with this guy in the days since a video of his rant went mega-viral? Well, turns out he hasn't had the best week.Read More
Things We Saw Today: The Department of Education Will Investigate Issues of Discrimination at Yale … As Long as You’re a White Student
Recently, Yale University has been at the center of our ongoing national conversation about racism and discrimination, after a white student called the police on a black student for napping in their dorm common room. So far, Yale has failed to address the incident in any meaningful way. Now, though, the Department of Education wants us to know that they're taking issues of seriously and launching an investigation into potential systematic discrimination ... against white students.Read More
The more ignorance Nicole Arbour spews, whether in her "comedy" or as herself, the more I have to believe that she's some kind of Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton construction of a personality. Somewhere out there, there's a real Nicole who's examining society by putting this troll of a character out into the world, Stephen Colbert-style. That's the explanation, right? Right?Read More
Things We Saw Today: Spike Lee Calls Trump a “Motherf@#!er” For Not Speaking Out Against the KKK. He’s Not Wrong.
"We have a guy in the White House who had a chance to say we are about love and not about hate," Lee said after the premiere of his film, BlacKkKlansman.Read More
There are a lot of things you can't do while black and now, napping in your dorm's common room is one of them.Read More
In their upcoming re-issue of their album Appetite for Destruction, Guns N' Roses have decided to remove their track "One in a Million" from the lineup, because of the racist and homophobic language in the songs.Read More
The TSA Is Still Searching Black Women’s Hair Because Their Machines Have Not Been Updated to Identify Black Girl Magic
Between May 13, 2015 and March 13, 2017, 98 black women filed hair-search complaints with the TSA, according to the records from the Multicultural Branch.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Starbucks to Close All 8,000 Locations for One Day to Train Staff About Racial Bias
By now, we've all heard about the preposterous incident that occurred at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Last week, two black men entered the Starbucks asking to use the bathroom as they waited for someone, and were denied. When they sat to wait for their friend, a Starbucks employee called the police, and the two men were arrested for trespassing. It's something that would likely never have happened had it been two white men.Read More
Remember When Starbucks Wanted Their Baristas to Start a Conversation About Race? Well, Mission Accomplished
Cell phone footage over the weekend captured two black men being arrested inside of a Starbucks in Philadelphia for the 200-year-old crime of doing something while being black.Read More
In a recent interview with Elle actress, Charlize Theron got candid about her feelings about the racial climate in America right now and how it impacts her as the mother of two black children.Read More
Asked about the biggest mistake the media made in their coverage of the Parkland shooting, student David Hogg answered, "Not giving black students a voice. My school is about 25 percent black, but the way we’re covered doesn’t reflect that."Read More
Same day, different shooting. This is basically what life in America feels like these days, and it's harrowing and heartbreaking. The violence in and of itself would be bad enough, but there is also a deeper problem revealed as we look at the ways in which we talk about both shooters, and shooting victims.Read More
Ryan Zinke Greets Rep. Hanabusa’s Question About Funds for Japanese Internment Education With “Oh, Konnichiwa”
After Colleen Hanabusa spoke about being the granddaughter of two internees and to fund grants that keep the history of Japanese internment alive, Zinke greeted her with a proud "Konnichiwa."Read More