Donald Trump became president. White supremacy became normalized. Black women had to strap on their work boots to prevent an alleged pedophile from becoming a U.S. senator. We discovered that men everywhere were sexually harassing women. The Atlanta Falcons blew a 25-point halftime lead in the Super Bowl ...
Let’s face it: 2017 sucked.
And The Root was here to cover it all for you. Looking back at our most popular 25 stories is like watching a highlight reel for 2017, and it teaches us that some people’s idea that we live in a post-racial America is laughable at best.
Let’s look back at this year through the lens of our most popular posts, including the horrific tragedy of The Root’s deputy managing editor continuing to oppress one of the company’s most dedicated employees by forcing him to write unneeded introductions.
I won’t call any names.
[Editor’s note: Would it make you feel better if I said, “No more intros in 2018?” Of course it would. That’s why I’m not saying it. —Yesha]
Here are the top 25 stories:
DeAndre Harris was brutalized at the Charlottesville, Va., Unite the Right white supremacist rally, and we were the ones to get his story first.
Black women know things. In 2018, please listen to black women. But we know some of y’all won’t.
Does the abbreviation FTP come to mind?
If there’s anyone who really needed a GoFundMe, it was DeAndre Harris after he received concussions from a beating inflicted by a group of white supremacist thugs.
... except Yesha Callahan because she doesn’t have good taste in television.
It happens on a daily basis in Kinja.
(Which then turned into a big-ass pool of black-guy tears after folks were offended by Damon Young’s post.)
Panama Jackson and his white mother definitely make for interesting family dinners.
He’s still unemployed.
You think you’d treat your rib better.
Wypipo gone wild ... again.
Editor-in-Chief Danielle Belton even got a few page views of her own.
But did you cop the T-shirt?
Big Brother is always watching.
This woman is two fries short of a Happy Meal.
The boys in blue couldn’t give a damn about a black life if you paid them to.
Another day that ends in “y” in ’Murica.
Becky with the good fists got some punches in.
And you can blame their trash-ass parents.
When an evergreen post proves what evergreen means.
That lady is a lying tramp.
What are y’all teaching these white kids?
3. Omarosa convinced Donald Trump to invite HBCUs to the White House. I’m sure everything worked out OK.
Omarosa is now Unemplomarosa.
I don’t like to toot my own horn, but ... toot toot, motherfuckers.
1. A lying-ass, Trump-loving, Confederate-flag-waving, racist white woman and her kid—what more could you want?
Deputy Managing Editor Yesha Callahan is the greatest. She did not make me type that. She typed it herself.
As America’s unmelanated population prepares for another year of Caucasian shenanigans, we promise to bring you the best in news, politics, humor and insightful takes from a black point of view.
Whether it is politics, pop culture or white people popping off, The Root will be there to cover it all.