In Toni Morrison’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved, the character Baby Suggs has survived more than 60 years in slavery and has lost eight children. She preaches a sermon to a group of formerly enslaved people and beseeches her audience to love themselves—their hands, their backs, their hearts, their…
In The Handmaid’s Tale, women who can still have babies are used as a resource, vessels to keep the endeavor of splinter nation Gilead going. Sadly, the TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction novel does very much the same thing with the bodies of people of color.
Seems our neighbors to the north have their own share of racists who aren’t afraid to spew their hatred in public, even in this, the cellphone age, in which you are guaranteed to be uploaded to one social media site or another within minutes.
Seems like one Alabama mayor wants to collect all the white supremacist last-place trophies, including those that have already been discarded by states that either know or are learning to do better. In this case, Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail claims he’s gotten nothing but a thumbs-up from his constituents after…
You might not have noticed, but over the past week, the internet has been losing its collective damn mind over E3, a video game conference showcasing all of next year’s flagship games, which just wrapped up several days of pomp and circumstance. Every E3 has had some controversy, but this year, rather than another…
Today—almost a year after a man who took an oath to protect and serve sent a bullet into the skull of another human being at point-blank range who was absolutely no threat to anyone on earth—12 jurors, a judge and and the entire American justice system stood on the grave of Philando Castile, took an extended piss,…
African-American leaders in the South Bay area of California are accusing administrators at Monta Vista High School and the local sheriff’s office of failing to take action following the discovery of a “kill list” last fall that specifically targeted black students.
A 15-year-old California high school student discovered a shocking picture of herself with a noose drawn around her neck posted in a chemistry chat room for Los Angeles’ Palisades Charter High School.
Rule 1: If your skin comes within two dozen shades of looking blue in the moonlight, don’t run at night. Rule 2: If your schedule demands it, be careful.
A recent study on police interactions shows what black Americans already know: Police interact in a less respectful manner toward them than they do white Americans. Based on police-camera audio from the Oakland, Calif., Police Department, this evidence is being used to support a change in police training regarding how…
We apparently have not yet hit our racist-tirade quota for the day. A white man at a downtown Chicago café was captured on camera launching into a rant, calling a black man a slave and comparing him to livestock after becoming angry that the man apparently spilled some coffee on his light-colored suit.
Sometimes I wonder if these racists want to be captured on cellphone video—given the fact that their tantrums have been publicized way too often. But either way, here we are again, this time in New Jersey, where a woman was seen having a meltdown as a Latino family slowed a checkout line by using coupons.
Black service members are up to two times more likely to face court-martial or other forms of military punishment than their white counterparts in an average year, an analysis by advocacy organization Protect Our Defenders has revealed.
A black teenager was called racial slurs and attacked by two white men near his home in Virginia as part of an effort to run his interracial family out of town, a federal lawsuit claims.
A Flint, Mich., official has tendered his resignation after water activists recorded him using a racial slur and racially charged stereotypes as he pointed blame for the city’s water crisis.
The father of a 12-year-old girl who is being targeted by racist bullies is speaking out after he said that the school did not properly discipline the students involved in the hurtful and hateful attacks.
A dumb lease is more important than helping a woman who is being terrorized by some asshole slipping racist notes under her door and knocking on her door and running away. At least that’s what one Colorado resident is apparently going through because her apartment complex is reportedly refusing to allow her to break…
African-American leaders in Arizona are the next to call for the swift removal of the state’s Confederate monuments, joining an overall cry across the nation by those who know that the monuments celebrate slavery and racism and, generally, just the wrong side of history.
It seems that the ghost of promposals is still haunting us, and while a lot of high school students are guilty of doing the utmost, two students at the same California high school went way too far by using blackface and lynching references in their own promposals.