Now’s The Time to Tell the Truth About Pittsburgh, and This Hagiographical Bullshit Ain’t It

Although Squirrel Hill, the Pittsburgh community where the white nationalist terrorist attack on the Tree of Life synagogue occurred, has been described in the media over the past few days as a Jewish enclave, it is not just that. It is also Pittsburgh’s largest and most ethnically diverse neighborhood. Combined, over…

High School Soccer Team Accused of Yelling Racial Slurs at Black Players Travels to Away Games With Armed Guards

Last month, soccer players at Connellsville Area High School in Connellsville, Pa., were accused of directing racial slurs at black players during a game against Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh. The Connellsville players and coaches denied this. A hearing featuring students, parents, coaches and administrators…

Why They Kneel: Injustice and Inequality in the Land of the Steelers and Buccaneers

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Intentionally Bad Tippers Are Trash People You Should Never Trust, and There Are No Exceptions to This Rule

One of the most underrated parts of a) adulthood and b) being an adult with an occupation that allows for some flexibility on where I’m able to work is that I don’t have to spend much time around people I don’t fuck with. No asshole 11th grader I have to catch the school bus with each morning, no shitty manager I have…