Earlier today, the New York Times published a piece where Margaret Renkl, a very nice white lady, instructed other very nice white ladies and gentlemen on how to be nicer to their racist brethren. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, Self, how can I be more magnanimous to racists?, “How to Talk to a Racist” is your…
When Roseanne Barr was called out and subsequently fired for the racist tweet she made about Valerie Jarrett on Tuesday, two things happened at the same time.
Someone threw some water at sentient box of racist baking soda Tomi Lahren, and the question of whether it was a justifiable act is now apparently such a thing that our loose-bootied-ass president even saw fit to weigh in.
In Northern Virginia, racists are commemorating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, too—by spreading Ku Klux Klan flyers attacking the slain civil rights leader.
A Colorado woman whose Facebook page insinuated that former President Barack Obama faked his birth certificate, said that author Toni Morrison hated white people, wondered why Muslims come to “our country,” and called Michelle Obama “evil personified” and “one of the biggest racist ever to live” was recently punished…
You know the feeling. You’ve just walked into a fine retail establishment, determined to drive yourself further into debt by collecting more shit you don’t need, when you get that strange sensation: Somebody’s watching you. Really, it’s fucked up for two reasons: the first being that it feeds into the idea that…
This is not about racists. This is about not-racists. You’ve seen them before: the special class of white people who say racist shit and do racist things but declare themselves the “least racist person you know.”
A recent protest that turned violent at the University of Michigan has reignited a very important debate that has been in the news lately. In today’s educational quiz, we shall explore this pressing question: “When is it OK to punch a racist?”
Now that “I’m not racist” has become the new “God knows my heart,” perhaps we should stop referring to people as racists, and instead say they were acting like racists. For instance, Donald Trump acted like a racist when he big-upped the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis during a presidential press conference. Or, better…
I believe in fairness. That’s why I would never stoop so low as to defame a member of the Ku Klux Klan or a Nazi. When I refer to Klansmen, I call them “micropenis fuckwad cowards,” as opposed to neo-Nazis, who are correctly referred to as “feebleminded gaping anuses.”
I guess organizing a gathering of hateful bigots where a person was murdered is a ... bad thing? Huh? Who knew!
A few weeks ago, we began the inaugural Wypipo World Tournament that pitted the worst wypipo in the world against one another. When this idea first emerged, there was a very intense meeting that ended—as most meetings at The Root do—with, “OK, Mike, you piss wypipo off all the time. You do it.”
The leader of a white nationalist group has pleaded guilty to physically harassing a black woman during a March 2016 Donald Trump rally in Louisville, Ky.
The host of an Airbnb in Amsterdam can be seen in a video pushing Sibahle Nkumbi, a black South African woman, down a steep flight of stairs during what is believed to be a racially motivated altercation over her late checkout.
The white supremacist suspected of murdering two men and wounding another screamed and shouted his way through an arraignment hearing Tuesday.
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.
Raise your hand you knew, before this year, that the electors chosen in each state — the people who actually determine who the next president will be — could, if they want to, decide to opt out and choose against their state's wishes. Ok, I see a few of you in the back with your hands up, and I commend you wonky…
Donald Trump's racist rants are coming home to roost.
In her latest MTV Decoded video, Franchesca Ramsey, writer, actress and video blogger, gives a succinct and critical overview of the incestuous relationship between capitalism and racism, and how the inbred language birthed from that union makes some poor, white people confused about which institution is victimizing…
I consider myself a practitioner of a dying art form that is slowly disappearing from society. Long before it was an internet acronym or a text message abbreviation, this unique skill was passed down to me as a man who was raised by a single mother in a house with three other sisters.