Racism

The cruel double standard that could save Obamacare

(CNN)If you want to know why support for Obamacare is at an all-time high, here's one explanation:<p>A change in complexion leads to a change in perception.<p>That's how some explain the surging popularity of the embattled health care law. A recent poll from the Pew Research Center showed that 54% of …

Women's News

The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids

In rich countries, death rates are supposed to decline. But in the past decade and a half, middle-aged white Americans have actually been dying faster. Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton first pointed out this disturbing trend in a 2015 study that highlighted three “diseases of …

Public Health

Why the Crisis of Missing Black Girls Needs More Attention Than It’s Getting

An academic study analyzed news coverage of missing children and found that only 20 percent of reported stories focused on missing Black children. …

Women of Color

When saying you’re black and being black are two different things

<i>Baz Dreisinger, a professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is the author of “Near Black: White-to-Black Passing in American Culture” and “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World.”</i><p>Back in 2015, I was fascinated by the scandal that swirled around …

Race & Ethnicity

On Mocking Dying Working Class White People

I’m just going to cut and paste comments from this story at the Huffington Post on white working class people dying of despair. Keep in mind, the …

Social Justice

Georgia Lawmaker's Proposal For 'Confederate History Month' Doesn't Mention Slavery

What a time.<p>Last year, Tommy Benton, a Republican lawmaker in Georgia and member of the Georgia Sons of Confederate Veterans, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Ku Klux Klan “was not such a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order.”<p>Now he’s introducing a resolution to …

American History

How Queer People of Color Are Combating Sexual Racism - Vice

"No Fats, No Fems, No Asians, No Blacks": If there were ever doubt that gay men can be as racist as straights, just fire up a gay dating app, where that sentiment can still be seen. And if there were ever doubt that the gay community is working to combat its racism, too, one need only look to how …

LGBTQ

‘Dear White People’ signs at college declare ‘black people can’t be racist,’ decry whites

A number of “Dear White People” signs were posted on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday that decry and criticize white people.<p>One read, “Dear White People… Black people can’t be racist. Prejudice [sic], yes, but not racist. Racism describes a system …

Race & Ethnicity

James Jackson Liked Alt-Right Videos, Claimed He Was a Genius in Army Intelligence

A veteran accused of murdering a black man in New York showed signs of radicalization online after what appears to be an accomplished military career.<p>Before he allegedly killed a random black man with a sword, a self-proclaimed white supremacist liked alt-right YouTube videos and claimed high test …

Crime

White Pride Marchers In Edinburgh This Weekend "Can Fuck Off", Says SNP MP

The Labour MP for Edinburgh South, Ian Murray, told BuzzFeed News he will be talking to the crowd about the murdered MP Jo Cox and this week's attack in Westminster to warn them about the dangers of division.<p>"We should stand united together against any form of racism, fascism, and intolerance in …

Remember That Football Player Who Said ‘Black Women Are Not Coachable’? He Was Out Here Catfishing White Women

Sometimes, saying, “This nigga ... ” is the only appropriate response to a situation.<p>Like when I heard Steve Harvey say that black people must learn …

African-American News

Rap against racism: Samy Deluxe in "Afro.Germany"

Samy Deluxe encountered racism at an early age due to the color of his skin. The rapper from northern Germany talks about his experiences in the documentary "Afro.Germany," now on DW.

Trump gloating about Colin Kaepernick not getting a job is nothing short of economic terrorism

As we head into the second week of Colin Kaepernick’s status as a free agent in the NFL, it’s been widely speculated that teams are snubbing the …

Colin Kaepernick

What if we tried truth-and-reconciliation talks with gang members in Chicago?

The Oscar-nominated "Manchester by the Sea" made the point that some things happen from which people cannot really recover. In the case of that film's central character, a Massachusetts janitor named Lee Chandler, as written by Kenneth Lonergan and played by the Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, the …

Kenneth Lonergan

Jahmene Douglas to highlight racism in music as he debuts stark blonde look

Jahmene Douglas has shared a series of new posts on his social media showing off his blonde curls, but it’s his cryptic captions that’s raised an …

Music

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

A woman who rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader then lost her job when her parents exposed her as white is struggling to make a living …

Activists ShiShi Rose and India Salvor Menuez Discuss Art, Race, and the Pressures of Teaching on Social Media

“The more privilege you hold, the more you have to uplift others.”<p><i>In honor of Youth Art Month, the writer (and self-proclaimed Zayn Malik scholar) Fariha Róisín will be pairing young artists together for powerful conversations about their crafts, representation, inspiration, and creativity. This is</i> …

Activism

‘How Australian is Australian Enough?: a review of...

‘How Australian is Australian Enough?: a review of Roanna Gonsalves’s “The Permanent Resident”’, by Yen-Rong Wong<p>When I was younger, I was forced to …

Racial Discrimination

Killing art with lunatic ‘cultural appropriation’ complaints

It has always been impossible to separate politics from art: Pablo Picasso once said paintings are “an offensive and defensive weapon against the …

Opinion

A 2-for-1 for Racists: Post Hateful Fliers, and Revel in the News Coverage

The Houston man laid out the details of his triumphant plan during a podcast last July: He told listeners that he had wanted to paste white …

Journalism

Open Letter: White SA faces adapt or die moment as ANC talks up radical economic transformation

<i>Facing the next key fight for his political future, a cornered President Jacob Zuma has this year decided to notch up rhetoric on ‘radical economic</i> …

South Africa

Canada Passes Anti-Islamophobia Motion In Spite Of Trolls

The non-binding motion calls on Parliament to address racism and religious discrimination.<p>The Canadian Parliament passed a motion on Thursday to publicly denounce Islamophobia and develop strategies to end religious discrimination.<p>In a vote split 201-91 in favor of the non-binding motion, the …

Islamophobia

Reclaiming Race and History Through Photography

Sarah Lewis’s career path started long before she became an assistant professor of art history and African-American studies at Harvard, or held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern.<p>It began in 1926 with a simple question her grandfather Shadrach Emmanuel Lee asked in …

Photography

Hate groups like Center for Immigration Studies want you to believe they’re mainstream

In the beginning, they were the usual suspects: Klan factions, neo-Nazi groups, black separatists, racist skinheads and the like.<p>We’re in a different …

Human Geography

Facebook

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Stanley Kramer’s <i>Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,</i> starring the iconic Sidney Poitier. During the 1960s, when …

Civil Rights

Black Lives Matter groups joining forces with wage activists

A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces to combine the struggle for …

Black History

When a black fighter won ‘the fight of the century,’ race riots erupted across America

Jack Johnson knocked out Jim Jeffries, and black people were murdered for it<p>On Independence Day, 1910, race riots ignited across America. Jack …

Boxing

Column: How government data is crucial for everyone's progress

Delores Leonard walks her daughters Emmarie and Erin to school before heading to work at a McDonald’s Restaurant in Chicago, on Sept. 25, 2014. …

Race & Ethnicity

We've All Got To Admit Our Prejudices To Overcome Them

Now more than ever, people are aware of the damage prejudice can do as the world continues to reel and recoil against the rise of Trump and Brexit.<p>But on top of the most blatant prejudices such as racism, sexism and homophobia, more and more people are understanding about the dangers of unconscious …

Gender

Oh South Africa, my beloved country!

Lately I can’t seem to ignore, the thick suffocating and uncomfortable feeling that’s in the air.It is the same sick uncomfortable feeling that I …

Africa