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This video of Colorado’s mascot shooting himself below the belt with a t-shirt cannon is A LOT

Oh man, this is something.<p>Hello, this video of Colorado’s Buffalo mascot shooting himself with a t-shirt cannon has put me in tears for over five minutes, and I think you all need to watch this, too:<p>A couple big takeaways here — poor Chip the Buffalo — the official name for Colorado’s mascot (not …

New Hampshire

Phillips: Umpires considering boycotting Serena Williams matches illustrates disrespect black women receive

Apparently, it’s Serena Williams’ week.<p>And as exhausting as the coverage around Williams may be to some, think about how triggering it has been for …

Serena Williams

I fought for my country, now NFL players are kneeling for me

I’m a veteran of the U.S. Army. So it may come as a surprise that the day I read about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, I could not …

St. Louis

The NRA’s Catch-22 for Black Men Shot by Police

A National Rifle Association spokesperson says Botham Jean would still be alive if he’d had a firearm. But when African Americans legally bearing arms are shot by police, the organization’s media outlet doesn’t defend them.<p>The city of Dallas, Texas, has been rocked by news of an off-duty police …

African-American News

Don’t Let the Loud Bigots Distract You. America’s Real Problem With Race Cuts Far Deeper

In a recent viral video, an unidentified white woman in line at a grocery store in Oregon, dressed in a floral romper and black knee-high boots, …

Civil Rights

The Republican Party Is Existentially Racist

The Republican Party exists primarily to enable rich people to get richer. Its most powerful tool for drawing public support to this niche cause is …

Civil Rights

Georgia Governor's race scandal grows as polls in Black areas closed

For the vast amount of Americans who do not live in the Deep South, the concept of Blacks not being allowed to vote seems ludicrous. But it is not …

Black Voters

An Admiral Speaks Out

An op-ed criticizing the president from the man responsible for the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden represents a startling intervention by a studiously nonpolitical figure.<p>This week, retired Admiral William H. McRaven published an unsparing open letter to President Donald Trump in <i>The Washington</i> …

National Security

Several NFL Players Protested During National Anthem, So You Know Who Didn't Like It and Tweeted About It

President VomitFace Von CatUrine is tweeting again. We all know that the one thing he hates more than KFC not having the easy-to-use trough handles …

Trump is the president the Founding Fathers feared

By Richard Cohen<p>Richard Cohen<p>Columnist focusing on politics<p>Email Bio<p>Columnist<p>Has there ever been a president as obscene as Donald Trump — a president as obtuse, as ignorant, as base, as dishonest, as indifferent to precedent, as contemptuous of civil liberties, as critical of his own government and …

Donald Trump

Living While Black and the criminalization of blackness

White people calling 911 on black people for things like napping and sitting in Starbucks points to a deeper problem.<p>On April 12, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson entered a Philadelphia Starbucks to meet with a business partner. But after waiting less than 10 minutes for him, they found themselves …

Hypocrites: Black Man Wears “Caucasians” Logo In Social Experiment & White People Lose Their Mayo-Loving Minds

(Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)“Caucasians” T-Shirt Upsets White FolksA twitter user by the name of Frederick Joseph …

Cue the World's Smallest Violin: White Driver Who Followed Black Man, Called Him Slurs, Now Whines About Life Being Ruined

An Ohio state contractor who, in a fit of road rage, took it upon himself to follow a black man to his home and call him a “nigger” repeatedly is now …

10 signs the Republican Party is now a full-blown cult

The Republican Party is no longer a political party—it’s a full-blown cult. Look at any list that has the features of a cult spelled out and you’ll …

A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism

In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable …

This Is the America White People Wished For. This Is the America White People Want

Since the 2016 presidential election, I have read and I have heard from people—mostly white but some nonwhite—that it’s unfair to generalize about …

The National Anthem Is Racist, and We Made a Video in Case You Forgot

One thing that hasn’t changed: The Star-Spangled Banner is still racist.<p>Initially titled “Defence of Fort M’Henry,” the anthem was written in 1814 by …

After 16 years of war, Battlefield V is a turning point

<i>Battlefield 1942</i> came crashing out of nowhere in 2002, and introduced war gaming fans to the thrilling experience of huge multiplayer battles on large maps, filled with chaos. You’ve probably seen at least one “<i>Battlefield</i> moment”: someone jumping out of a plane and hopping in another one mid-air, …

When Will White People Learn That Racist Social Media Posts Will Haunt Them Forever?

Racism in America isn’t new. It is the very foundation that this country was built upon. Open displays of racism aren’t new, either. They have been …

The 'civility' debate isn't about language, it's about power

The media demands for “civility”over the last three days are not just being unfairly applied in a wholly one-sided manner—dirty hippies aren’t …

Trump officials don't get to eat dinner in peace – not while kids are in cages | Jessica Valenti

Sarah Sanders is the latest official to learn that there is a price to pay for enabling Trump’s cruel policies<p>Republicans are very worried about “civility” these days. They’re mad that the Department of Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, was forced to leave a Washington DC restaurant …

Sarah Sanders

Trump Reverses Obama-Era Ocean Policy Because He Is a Sad, Spiteful Man

It is clear that Donald Trump wants the fanfare that former President Barack Obama enjoyed with America and the world, but he knows he will never …

Black doctor tapes man using car to block gate to her home community

Nnenna Aguocha lives in a gated townhouse community in Buckhead, Atlanta. That’s a pretty wealthy area, and Aguocha is a doctor. According to …

The Oppression of White America

This might have been the most embarrassing day in the history of the Fox News network

x<p>Acting ICE director Thomas Homan, without any sense of irony, tells @TuckerCarlson that he objects to people comparing ICE to Nazis because they …

There Is No NFL Without Black Labor

“We don’t want four boys from Oakland telling us how to run our stadium,” Ray Schuessler defiantly demanded in his southern drawl.1 Instead of …

A reporter at the White House decided to play the audio of children sobbing. Somebody had to.

By Margaret Sullivan<p>Margaret Sullivan<p>Media columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Media columnist<p>Olivia Nuzzi had no plans to play the heart-rending audio of Central American children crying for their parents when she arrived in the White House briefing room Monday.<p>Standing toward the back, Nuzzi, the Washington …

The White House

The End of Civil Rights

Across immigration, policing, criminal justice, and voting rights, the attorney general is pushing an agenda that could erase many of the legal gains of modern America's defining movement.<p>The fires on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, had barely stopped burning when the Department of Justice …

Civil Rights

Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before<p>If there was a dictator’s playbook, the Donald Trump administration would now be on the “Instrumentalise Religion” chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US …

Donald Trump

We are in a linguistic emergency when it comes to Trump:

We need to stop using the words he chooses to describe himself.