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Lena Dunham vs. Issa Rae and the Race in Hollywood

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Last week, Rebecca Carroll wrote an interesting piece for Gawker, titled: “Lena Dunham’s Race Problem.” She explored Dunham’s trajectory and the freedom she has as a white woman who has been able to be both creative and earn a significant amount of money while doing...

Charles Barkley: Valid or Nah?

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One thing is clear: No one can ever say Charles Barkley doesn’t speak his mind. Yesterday his candidness made headlines when he sounded off on a radio show about claims that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s teammates were of the opinion that he wasn’t “black...

Annie Lennox Never Mentions Lynching When Talking About the Song ‘Strange Fruit’

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Annie Lennox has been on quite the roll. First, she called Beyoncé out for not being a feminist. Then she called Queen Bey out for twerking. Well apparently she has a new album out titled Nostalgia (so this might explain all of her wild statements...

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....