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Apr 03, 2020 at 03:00. 18 comments

Black People Can’t Have Online Conferences Without Facing Racism Thanks to ‘Zoombombing’

Black People Can’t Have Online Conferences Without Facing Racism Thanks to ‘Zoombombing’

So…

Can black people do anything without running into racism?

Imagine social distancing to protect yourself from coronavirus exposure as per government orders and still finding yourself in environments where bigots have access to you. Like...you can avoid a global pandemic, but you can’t avoid white supremacy.

Such is the case for a number of people of color who use Zoom, a remote online...

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Mar 25, 2020. 18 comments

Amherst College Lacrosse Team Canceled After Chanting N-Word at Black Athlete

Amherst College Lacrosse Team Canceled After Chanting N-Word at Black Athlete

Whoever said “racism will go away once older generations of white people die off” severely underestimates how much bigotry gets passed down from one generation to the next. They also need to pay more attention to how often young white people behave in a manner that shows apples not falling far from their trees.

College-age whites tend to demonstrate a prime example of said behavior judging...

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Mar 20, 2020. 20 comments

Before the 'Chinese Virus': A Brief History of White People Blaming America's Problems on Everyone Else

Before the 'Chinese Virus': A Brief History of White People Blaming America's Problems on Everyone Else

Donald Trump is a white supremacist.

Donald Trump is a racist.

While those two previous sentences might seem redundant, they mean two different things. Racists ascribe (consciously or unconsciously) characteristics and attributes to certain races, while white supremacists perpetuate and maintain the superiority of the white race. Even though white supremacists often use racism as a tool and...

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Mar 20, 2020. 4 comments

Your Racism Is Showing: Coronavirus and the Racist History of Pandemics

Your Racism Is Showing: Coronavirus and the Racist History of Pandemics
“There are some members of the Trump administration who continue to refer to [COVID-19] as the ‘Wuhan virus,’ and I think this continues to perpetuate this very strong link between Asian people more generally or Chinese people more generally and the virus itself...And this tendency to kind of shift it, to reduce it to this one country I think can also contribute to some of the xenophobia that...

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Mar 19, 2020. 22 comments

John Cornyn Blaming Coronavirus on Chinese 'Culture' Is Only the 3rd Most Racist Thing a Republican Said Today

John Cornyn Blaming Coronavirus on Chinese 'Culture' Is Only the 3rd Most Racist Thing a Republican Said Today

We finally have some good news out of this coronavirus crisis.

It turns out, I’m not racist.

While I have long suspected that the charges of reverse racism levied against me were bullshit, a group of Republicans went all out on blaming their president’s inability to contain the coronavirus on the Chinese people, even arguing that it’s OK for Trump to refer to a submicroscopic material with no...

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Mar 17, 2020. 2 comments

‘I Am Not Going to Stop in Traffic for Two Black People’: White Man Pulled Gun on Two Black Women and 1-Year-Old After Car Accident

‘I Am Not Going to Stop in Traffic for Two Black People’: White Man Pulled Gun on Two Black Women and 1-Year-Old After Car Accident

Every day people of the color redacted persuasion argue that racism in America is a thing of the past or, at the very least, a thing largely exaggerated by the media and by us disgruntled blacks. Yet every other day it seems we see recorded reports of unsuspecting black people walking into instances of blatant racism while in the process of minding our own damn business.

WSB-TV reported that...

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Mar 12, 2020.

Fair Worker Gets Hands and Unemployed After Calling Guest the N-Word

Fair Worker Gets Hands and Unemployed After Calling Guest the N-Word

Under no circumstances is it okay for a white person to drop the hard-R. It’s a one-way ticket to catching all of the hands. A fair worker learned that the hard way when he tried it and wound up both beat and broke.

According to NBC News, a ride operator at a Florida fair was fired after repeatedly calling a guest the N-word. Video of the incident was captured by Trevor Reiland. According to...

Mar 12, 2020. 11 comments

'This Ain’t Nothing But Racism': Alabama Lawmaker Goes Off on GOP Confederate Monument Protection Law

'This Ain’t Nothing But Racism': Alabama Lawmaker Goes Off on GOP Confederate Monument Protection Law

The Alabama state Senate postponed a vote on a bill designed to preserve and protect the history and culture of white supremacy after a black state senator pulled out a noose to remind GOP lawmakers of the racial terrorism committed by Confederate traitors.

State Sen. Rodger Smitherman represents Birmingham, Ala., America’s third-blackest city. In 2017, much to the dismay of people who own the...

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Mar 11, 2020. 2 comments

Fresno Man Accused of Four Murders Admits He Wanted to Kill White People: 'You Get Fed Up With the Racism, You Get Tired of Letting Things Slide'

Fresno Man Accused of Four Murders Admits He Wanted to Kill White People: 'You Get Fed Up With the Racism, You Get Tired of Letting Things Slide'

We’ve all heard the phrase “an eye for an eye,” and after enduring a lifetime of racism, that was the exact justification that accused killer Kori Ali Muhammad gave authorities for his decision to allegedly murder four people in 2017.

Fresno, Calif., Shooting Rampage: Suspect in Custody, 3 People Killed

Police in Fresno, Calif., say a man went on a shooting rampage in the city Tuesday...

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Mar 11, 2020. 9 comments

Man Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Threatening Rep. Ilhan Omar

Man Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Threatening Rep. Ilhan Omar

The election of Donald Trump has really emboldened the “I don’t have a racist bone in my body” crowd. Seeing the president talk crazy with impunity has inspired his admirers to see if that lack of consequences also translated to them. In news surprising no one but white men, they don’t.

NBC News reports that Patrick Carlineo Jr., a 56-year-old New York resident, has been sentenced to a year...

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Mar 07, 2020. 5 comments

Black Woman Alleges That All Promotions Went to White Men At New York PATH Station

Black Woman Alleges That All Promotions Went to White Men At New York PATH Station

An unfortunate reality of the workplace is that the “good old boys” system still runs rampant in many industries. Often times women and people of color are overlooked for promotions and raises in favor of their whiter, male colleagues. This allegedly is the case at Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail station according to a black woman who currently works there.

According to NBC News, on...

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Mar 05, 2020. 18 comments

Molson Coors Gunman Had Noose Placed on His Locker in 2015

Molson Coors Gunman Had Noose Placed on His Locker in 2015

A week ago, 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill killed himself and five of his co-workers at the Molson Coors Brewery in Milwaukee. While a motive is still unclear, recently revealed information may provide some context as to why he committed such a heinous act.

Molson Coors has revealed that in 2015, Ferrill arrived to work to find that a noose had been put on his locker, according to NBC News....

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Mar 04, 2020.

Two Massachusetts Women Assaulted a Mother and Daughter for Speaking Spanish

Two Massachusetts Women Assaulted a Mother and Daughter for Speaking Spanish

When it comes to racist, hateful behavior the assumption is that young, white men have the market cornered. Two white women in Massachusetts decided to prove that they can be just as trash as their male counterparts.

NBC News reports that 25-year-olds Jenny Ennamorati and Stephanie Armstrong assaulted a mother and daughter for speaking Spanish. They began to physically assault the two and...

Mar 03, 2020.

Missouri Middle Schooler Sends Racist Meme to Classmates

Missouri Middle Schooler Sends Racist Meme to Classmates

Every week I keep hoping that maybe this will be the one where I don’t have to talk about kids being trash. It’s only Monday and this already ain’t the week

According to KMOV, students at Hixson Middle School in Webster Groves, Missouri sent a racist meme to two classmates. The meme showed an image of a white man spraying a black child with a hose and had the words “go be a n****r somewhere...

Mar 03, 2020. 7 comments

White People Are Annoyingly Insufferable, and That’s Why ‘Honey Pot’ Is Trending Right Now

White People Are Annoyingly Insufferable, and That’s Why ‘Honey Pot’ Is Trending Right Now

It must really hurt to be a white person.

Seriously. White people’s skin is so thin, it has to be physically painful just to exist in a world where even with all the advantages they have through white privilege and white supremacy, they still find a way to be upset and offended whenever something happens that doesn’t center them.

Because we all know white people want to be the center of...

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Mar 02, 2020. 2 comments

Confronting A Legacy, and Creating Her Own: Meet The First Black Rhodes, Truman, and Udall Scholar

Confronting A Legacy, and Creating Her Own: Meet The First Black Rhodes, Truman, and Udall Scholar

Like many 21 year olds, Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru is on Twitter. And on Nov. 24, 2019, one of the University of Connecticut senior environmental studies major’s tweets went viral.

No, Wawa didn’t absolutely body the latest TikTok dance craze, nor did she create a top-trending hashtag. Instead, she tweeted out news that would earn her congratulations from the ranks of Cory Booker to Bernice King,...

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Feb 29, 2020. 9 comments

Police Departments Spreading Disinformation By Falsely Claiming Meth Is Being Laced With Coronavirus

Police Departments Spreading Disinformation By Falsely Claiming Meth Is Being Laced With Coronavirus

As the U.S. prepares for a coronavirus outbreak that appears all but inevitable, the onus is on government officials at all levels to spread accurate information that relays the seriousness of the situation while also allaying unfounded fears or panic.

Apparently, someone forgot to tell the cops this.

Police departments across the country have been posting false information on social media in...

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Feb 26, 2020. 13 comments

Officials Responsible for Racist Fashion Show Put on Leave [Updated]

Officials Responsible for Racist Fashion Show Put on Leave [Updated]

Is racism the newest high fashion fad? I’m sincerely asking folks. I feel like it’s been a prolonged cycle over the last couple years of a racist thing happening and then fashion-heads feigning shock that people were mad. This time the culprit is the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Over the weekend, The Root reported about a fashion show the school held that featured some styles...

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Feb 26, 2020. 14 comments

One More Time: Another Professor Has Said The N-Word at the University of Oklahoma

One More Time: Another Professor Has Said The N-Word at the University of Oklahoma

Alright y’all, I’m pretty certain that there has been a concerted effort by educators to make this the worst Black History Month of all time. The amount of head-assery that has occurred over the past 25 days has got your boy in disbelief.

According to CNN, a professor at the University of Oklahoma has said the n-word. The professor issued a trigger warning to her class before reading a...

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Feb 24, 2020. 22 comments

White Supremacist Group Arrested for Murder Plot, Found to Have More Targets in Mind Than Previously Known

White Supremacist Group Arrested for Murder Plot, Found to Have More Targets in Mind Than Previously Known

“Save Your Race Join the Base”

These are the words printed on a recruiting flyer for the Base — a white supremacist group of which three members were arrested earlier this year in connection to a plot to kill a Bartow County couple, overthrow the government and start a race war, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Now a new report says that the couple from Bartow County...

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