“Racism insurance: for those times you just kinda weren’t thinking. (For everything but the N-word.)”
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On May 3, 1946, Albert Einstein was invited to the campus of Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University, the first black university in the U.S. to grand degrees.
At the event, he delivered speech challenging the U.S. to lead other countries on a path to peace, by preventing war. He … Keep Reading!!!
Rose: We went to the movies, and my husband, they wouldn’t let him sit with the whites, but I could.
Roland: We came in hand in hand and the man told me, “You can’t sit up there, no, you have to go upstairs.” …. So, I thought, “Okay, we’ll go upstairs.” He said, “No, she has to go downstairs.” I looked at the man and I said, “Wait a minute…her body is just as black as mine, and she’s my … Keep Reading!!!
Vogue is once again in hot water for featuring what many are saying to be a culturally and racially insensitive fashion feature.
This time it is Vogue’s Italian division of the magazine, but this is just another in a long line of racist spreads.
While this is not typical minstrel blackface, many are suggesting these images are “non-traditional blackface,” and are just as offensive.
What do you think?
The Huffington Post allowed Chelsea Handler to takeover their Twitter account during Oscar night. Many people were offended by her tweets, and took to their own Twitter accounts to express their outrage at both Handler and The Huffington Post.
She tweeted about the historic 12 Years a Slave win by making an Africa joke (and plugging her upcoming book):
And then came these tweets about adoption and race in an attempt to poke fun at Angelina Jolie:
Some people … Keep Reading!!!
White privilege explained by a white man, and he’ll tell you why it is coming from him.
I sometimes hear the argument that Christians should always practice and teach colorblindness.
Here is a great explanation by John Piper on why Christians “can’t afford to be color blind”.
However, I do want to mention the one area where I personally disagree with him. A commenter summed it up better than I could:
Eunique Jones Gibson started the Because of Them, We Can campaign during Black History Month in 2013.
Her goal was simple: to positively share African American history in a way that tackles racial stereotypes and empowers the youth who pose and view the images.
The campaign was so successful, it was clear that this project needed to be extended to 365 days (and now beyond). One year later, and Gibson has continued her campaign with inspiring new images.… Keep Reading!!!
Most of us are well-aware of the internet racism that occurs on Twitter, Facebook, and in the comment section of news articles. However, what many people are unaware of is that there is a seemingly undetected form of internet racism that is extremely insidious, and the lengths they pursue to conceal a hidden agenda is quite elaborate.
Internet research via search engine (i.e. “Googling”) is a preferred method of research and general knowledge gaining by children and adults. … Keep Reading!!!
The photo shows the large family with newest member, Kieran Romney, sitting on the knee of his grandfather, Mitt Romney.
Not really news-worthy…except Kieran is adopted, and happens to be black. Apparently, the Melissa Harris-Perry Show finds this to be news worthy.
And you know what? I … Keep Reading!!!
“White privilege” – refers to the benefits of access to resources, social rewards, and the power to shape the norms and values of society that whites receive. Consciously or unconsciously. You are born into it and there is nothing you can do to get rid of it.
White privilege will come up nine times out of ten, if you stay around long enough to see a conversation about race go down on the internet, more specifically in … Keep Reading!!!
Aram and Samuel were playing cops and robbers awhile back. I asked who was the cop and who was the robber and Samuel laughed and replied he was the robber he then added,
“Only brown guys go to jail.”
“Where did you hear that?”
“I just know…”
“Well, that isn’t true, but have you seen something that would make you think this?”
“Whenever police officers have guys in handcuffs, they are brown.”
(We had driven passed quite a few … Keep Reading!!!
I STILL have this song stuck in my head. I love that these students created a pro-nursing in public parody video…but…Dear LORD this created..
I am in Barnes and Noble’s kid section with about 9 million other people… And I think I am having a hypochondriac induced anxiety attack. Someone..
I remember feeling the same way about the costume when I was little. What do you think? Cute or concerning?
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