Calling it pro forma, Roxane Gay at Salon dismisses Russell Simmons' apology tour in the aftermath of the "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape" scandal. The media and fans need to demand more of celebrities, who earn millions mocking black pain.
In a trenchant piece at Salon, Roxane Gay breaks down the varying ways in which Trayvon Martin, a victim, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an alleged terrorist, have been racially profiled by the media and Americans in general.
American culture continues to allow men to control and objectify women -- and it's wrong, declares blogger Roxane Gay at Salon. She points to Robin Thicke's latest hit single, "Blurred Lines," and the ongoing fight over reproductive rights as just two examples.