Name-Based Racism and Discrimination is Real

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One morning a few years ago, I went to my office early to get some work done. I heard a few recruiters across the room talking about an applicant from Atlanta. I wasn’t paying much attention, but you know how sometimes you just hear stuff because people are loud? Yeah, it was one of those […]

How Black Sexuality is Viewed in America

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  This picture is worth way more than 1,000 words. Last week, the above map was retweeted onto my TL.  It claims to show the most searched “sex terms” by region. Later in the week, Russell Simmons released a spoof of a sextape featuring Harriet Tubman.  Most people who’ve viewed the tape took umbrage with […]

SBM Sports – Be Honest, You Don’t Care That Riley Cooper is an Idiot

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When video of Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Riley Cooper surfaced of him dropping the n-word (language NSFW), many were outraged. When we learned Cooper was yelling at a Black security guard who wouldn’t allow him backstage (more NSFW language), that outrage only intensified. I couldn’t muster the anger. And you’re not really mad either. Despite articles like this, […]

Disturbing Pictures Show White Folks #Trayvoning

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I think I speak for all people, regardless of race, gender or class, when I say… Now I know, i’m not the only one who wonders if this is real or not. I’m just a bit skeptical that people are this ignorant. However, I realize that the current state of racism in our country has […]

LL Cool J and Brad Paisley Spark Controversy with ‘Accidental Racist’

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LL Cool J high again, y’all. All jokes aside, LL Cool J has made news lately because his song with Country music singer, Brad Paisley has sparked controversy. The song, “Accidental Racist” features some very “odd lyrics.” Although LL Cool J and Brad Paisley still support the song and its lyrics, they appear to welcome […]

The Absence of Black People is not the Evidence of Racism

We have bigger issues, folks.

Let me state this simply, black people do not have to be everywhere. Yet, some people truly believe that the absence of black people from mainstream TV shows (or movies) is always indicative of racism or racial insensitivity by the creators, producers, and in some cases, the very viewers of the shows. To be fair, […]

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Is “Fat” A Slur?

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  Is the word “fat“ a slur or a description? This is a variation of a question posed by someone Re-Tweeted onto my timeline. The conversation that followed described the ways people who are overweight should be described; and they debated whether fat is in fact a slur.  It’s a sensitive subject, especially when you […]

Is the Internet Creating a New Generation of Racist?

Yes, this is the new face of racism in America.

Racism still exists. I hope this isn’t breaking news to anyone. If so, I apologize for the spoiler. This week in racism has to do with an article Jezebel ran exposing a number of Tweets from teenagers around the web on the eve of Obama’s re-election, Racist Teens Forced to Answer for Tweets About the […]

Should The N-Word Go Away, Or Is It Here To Stay? Byron Thomas, Donald Glover And Dr. J Share Thoughts

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I have mixed feelings on the n-word. Let’s be clear, there’s a big difference in the application of the word whether it ends with an “a” or “er.” However, the word has been in use for the purposes of hate longer than it has been in use for love. Now more than ever I think […]

Byron Thomas Wants African Athletes to Represent Africa and Black American Athletes to Represent America

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Here we go again, Byron Thomas (@ByronThomas7) posted a video which appeared on CNN that features him saying that Africa and America are two separate “countries” #blankstare and that Black Americans should only represent America and not Africa. Well, my initial reaction is that you can tell something is wrong with this kid because look […]