Blocking people on social media isn’t that hard, nor is it difficult for social media companies like Twitter and Facebook to permanently ban people from their platforms if they determine the user is spreading false information or racist ideologies.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, a white sorority at the University of New Mexico, is under investigation after one of its members was accused of hurling racist language at black students during a Greek life welcome event for new members, KDOT-7 reports. The comments were first directed at a black speaker on stage and then…
Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California is catching heat for posing in a photo with a far right activist throwing up what many anti-racism groups consider a white power symbol, The Fresno Bee reports.
We’re not sure what in the pasty-faced hell someone on makeup mogul and former reality star Kat Von D’s social media team was thinking if and when they reposted an image of a cotton field to promote her Lock-It concealer, but it’s reportedly a real thing that happened—and if so, we have questions.
A year ago, a line in a piece from Saki Benibo—an assertion also articulated a year before in a tweet from Mela Machinko—inspired me to write something of my own based on that statement. The result (“Straight Black Men Are The White People Of Black People”) was my most read VSB piece of 2017.
Having money or status does not preclude anyone from experiencing racism, and director Barry Jenkins knows that first hand. At the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, he relayed an experience he had while promoting his film Moonlight—and said it’s important for everyone to speak out when it happens to…
There have been and will continue to be calls for Valerie Scogin — the Louisiana school teacher who essentially called black people lazy animals who should go back to Africa—to be suspended and/or fired. These demands have merit, because not only is Scogin racist, she got her “facts” from a MAGA fortune cookie. And…
There was a moment — a few moments, actually — directly following Barack Obama’s win in 2008 when I think I felt how it feels to be a white American. I’ve never actually been white, so this thought is based on a generous presumption. But when I think of whiteness in a micro context and how whiteness must allow white…
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum said a racist robocall mocking him by featuring a man speaking in a stereotypical black dialect and jungle noises in the background was “deeply regrettable,” CNN reports.
The Root is a platform that unapologetically confronts racism. But it seems that the racists we call out often attempt to flip the script on us—specifically me and Judge of Characters—by labeling me a racist.
Are we getting anywhere with Issa and Daniel as we putt-putt along into episode 3? Welcome back to the shenanigans as we keep the debate and discussion that Insecure inspires going with our weekly chat between Jouelzy and Panama Jackson. Salut.
Why does Donald Trump keep coming for black folks?
On Sunday, 24-year-old Joden Rocco was charged in the stabbing death of 24-year-old Dulane Cameron Jr. outside of a bar in Pittsburgh. But as details from the incident emerge, a story that initially seemed like just an unusually tragic outcome to a bar fight has been discovered to have serious racial implications.
Perhaps no quote better captures the worldwide indifference to the treatment of black bodies than that quote from Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, one of the few countries that have never been colonized by Europeans.
A woman who worked as a gift shop employee at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk & Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, was fired by management after they investigated an incident caught in a viral video in which she was accused of being racist toward a group of black school children.
I witnessed some very nice white peoples on the internet this week who were adamant that they haven’t personally benefitted from America’s history of racism and also felt that the distinctions between those who have and those who haven’t should be acknowledged.
From the moment a white person is born they are afforded certain privileges. While the extent and nature of those privileges vary, one thing’s consistent: If you’re white, society says, “You’re out here winning.”
White supremacists behind the original Unite the Right rally that terrorized Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 with violent protests, decided to have another riveting event. This time, in our nation’s capital. But the group was dwarfed by counter-protestors. This is their story.