race

5 Things Black Sexist Arguments Have In Common With White Racist Ones

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Let’s start with a disclaimer: racism and sexism are not equivalents. However, both racism and sexism are a result of cyclically and generationally recreated hierarchical systems– White supremacy and patriarchy– that govern the way we interact with one another. In these systems, a race or...

Paula Deen Catches Flack For Alleged ‘Mammy Figure’ Image on Restaurant Website

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Steve Harvey may have chosen to let bygones be bygones with Paula Deen, but not everyone’s quite yet simmered down from the burn of the celebrity chef’s public racial scandal from last summer in which she admitted to using the N-word and organizing a slavery-themed wedding....

On Russell Wilson: Black is, Black Ain’t

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Earlier this week we learned that some teammates don’t think Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is “Black enough.” Sigh. Not this again. This not “Black enough” couldn’t really be explained or dissected because no one can really say what it means exactly. Well wait, Bleacher...

To the Guy Who Expressed His Love for Non-Black Women and Others Like Him

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About a month ago, I was on the tele with a male acquaintance. We were having a lighthearted discussion about dating, joking back and forth about why each other’s gender was to blame for all love woes. Then, he paused to make a serious point...

Racism Insurance Video: Provides Coverage for White People, Laughs and Truth

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The movie Dear White People hit select cities’ theaters last weekend and opens nationwide this weekend. They have done a lot of guerrilla style marketing and mainly used social media to promote the film and reach their target audience. Not only is that a brilliant...