In a twisted narrative that includes butt-hurt wypipo, conservative trolls, a black college professor, a racist congressman and an online essay, a Connecticut college shut its campus down for what it called “threats received” after a professor at the college shared an article suggesting that first responders should…
Amazon.com, the other tab that is probably open on your browser right now, announced Friday that it has agreed to buy the high-end supermarket Whole Foods, the final step in owner Jeff Bezos’ lifelong mission of cornering the market on whiteness.
Whenever the word “wypipo” surfaces on the internet, there comes the inevitable Caucasian clapback that accuses the user of racism. Sometimes the accusers will even go so far as to inject the conversation with the fictional term that accompanies all white tears and brow furrowing: “reverse racism.”
With the decision of Biloxi, Miss., to no longer fly the state flag, and cities across the country destroying monuments to the Confederacy, the debate about the meaning and historical significance of the Civil War has once again reared its ugly head.
Because many people have accused The Root of not being inclusive and focusing on issues of race too much, please allow us to extend our most heartfelt, warmest wishes on this—your day of celebration.
Every few months for the past ... oh, let’s say 450-odd years, black people in America have endured a particularly brutal but seldom-discussed form of torture. We all know about the historical travesties of slavery, Jim Crow and systemic racism, but there is another hardship that Africans in America bravely withstand…
Remember the “Drunk Lives Matter” T-shirts being sold for St. Patrick’s Day last month? I remember it quite well, especially since I laughed about it and thought, “Who would actually wear that shirt?” To answer that question, meet Elwood R. Gutshall III of Newville, Pa.
Wypipo strike again. And this time they’re aiming for the drunk fools who’ll be out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by co-opting the Black Lives Matter movement. The folks at PubCrawls.com thought it would be a good idea to create a green Drunk Lives Matter T-shirt, which is being sold for $19.95.
I remember the first time I tried it. I had heard about other people doing it, and I knew that a few of my friends used it from time to time, but I thought it was stupid at first. I looked down my nose at people who occasionally did it at parties or in social situations.
Apparently, black people are racist.
Leslie Jones is the latest target in the new epidemic of wypipo pearl-clutching and getting outraged at comedians for telling jokes.
When I was a little kid, my mother forbade me and my sisters to hit each other. Sometimes, however, when we were really mad, we would push each other into a corner, start swinging our arms wildly and scream, “I was doing this first.” We’d inform the person in the corner that they were free to exit the corner at any…
There are invaluable life lessons passed down through generations of black people like invisible family heirlooms. Some are instilled by parents, experience or society, but the most critical ones are learned through a mysterious black osmosis. The first time I heard “soul clapping,” I knew exactly what it meant and…
After Donald Trump issued a statement that refused to acknowledge the 6 million Jews slaughtered by Nazi Germany during the 1940s on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Friday, black America should prepare ourselves for what may be the last Black History Month.
Whenever a black person diverges from the path of respectability and voices an opinion contrary to the mainstream narrative, the keepers of the status quo will quickly shout them down with the same, recognizable refrain. Sometimes it sounds so familiar, one might think the people who sit atop America’s totem pole…