It’s official: Black Panther is a blockbuster hit, and our feelings will never be done with this film. This movie has emotionally affected us all. While there are many melanated people who are swathed in pride because of Black Panther’s representation and all-out beauty, there are just as many (if not more)…
A University of North Texas official and future candidate for dean of white fragility took to Twitter to protest an incredibly racist petition circulating around the campus to name one of the college’s new buildings after a woman of color.
The Chicago Blackhawks have barred four fans from their home games after the Washington Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly was subjected to racist chants while playing in Chicago over the weekend.
What the hell is wrong with people? Like, seriously, what on earth would possess someone to make fake claims about being assaulted at screenings at a movie theater?
Hey, bruh, I’m back again for our weekly explainer. I thought we might talk about Black History Month this time.
Nobody has your back like Mama does. And it took one particularly insistent mother—and the surveillance video she pushed police to review—to stop her sons from being jailed on false robbery charges after they were set up by a white man whom cops chose to believe over them.
I don’t know why people don’t learn. Is it that hard not to say something racist and problematic? That being said, whether or not he wants to learn his lesson, one white college tennis player out of North Carolina is going to face the music for his words, after he apparently told his black opponent, “At least I know…
The owner of Darb’s Tavern & Eatery in Mason, Mich., is attempting to apologize after staff members decided it was a cute idea to give a biracial co-worker a watermelon for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, complete with “Happy 1/2 MLK” and “Happy Black Day” written across the fruit.
So, some asshat thought it would be a good idea to sell on Amazon.com children’s clothing featuring the slogan “Slavery gets shit done,” prompting the online retail giant to scrub the site of the hideous items after backlash.
Well, well, well. Another day, another white person not realizing that it’s really never appropriate to use the word “nigga” (or any variation thereof).
As a fan of Justin Timberlake’s music (not his life choices), I must say that I am perplexed by how casual he was about sharing with the world that he’s going “back to his roots” with his new album, Man of the Woods. White people wanting to go back to their roots makes me nervous. What does that even mean? Am I alone…
We’d like to welcome you to the 2017 Wypipo Awards.
Today’s Clapback Mailbag is dedicated to last week’s mailbag. I know this sounds like some Inception-level shit where we make references to a mailbag inside a mailbag about the mailbag, so I will include some new stuff, too.
We told you Monday that many a wypipo was big mad over Colin Kaepernick’s selection as GQ’s Citizen of the Year for 2017, but arguably no one was saltier than ex-ESPN reporter and tow truck victims’ advocate Britt McHenry.
The writing staff of The Root is an eclectic mix of people of color from disparate backgrounds who hold myriad opinions so varied that discussion on any subject is liable to erupt into heated debate. We have spent hours arguing about whether okra is a vegetable or a delivery system for Satan’s backwashed phlegm. We…
Dear white people: Why are you like this?
A drunken thug from Green Bay, Wis., is facing hate crime charges after chasing a black man over the weekend while yelling slurs before ultimately discharging a firearm at the fleeing victim.
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Yo, it’s been a hard year for black people. Overt racism and microaggressions abound. Here are eight costumes that you can wear to reclaim and proclaim your power.
I’m sorry, y’all, but this week we’re featuring only one piece of email. It’s not that we didn’t receive a lot of hate mail this week. (Don’t worry; we won’t ever run out of shitty comments from disgruntled readers of The Root—ever). It’s just that answering more than one piece of email this week would be redundant…