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Tell School Leaders How You Feel About 'Patriotic' Education

Tell School Leaders How You Feel About 'Patriotic' Education

Hey, parents, guess what? Trump created a “1776 Commission” that aims to teach children “about the miracle of American history.” He wants to “defend the legacy of America’s founding, the virtue of America’s heroes, and the nobility of the American character.” In other words, he wants to—quite literally—rewrite our nation’s history to further glorify slave-owning white men.

As Arwa Mahdawi...

yesterday at 04:00.

Caravan of Trump Supporters Shouted Slurs and Other Obscenities at Bystanders During NC Parade

Caravan of Trump Supporters Shouted Slurs and Other Obscenities at Bystanders During NC Parade

I imagine it must be inconvenient for Trumpsters who swear to Has-a-Black-Friend-Jesus that not all Trump supporters are racist, that nearly every loud and proud bigot who ends up getting widespread attention for one reason or another turns out to be a raging MAGA enthusiast. I, for one, can not imagine what it is about the jack-o’lantern-in-chief that attracts such a strong neo-Nazi...

yesterday at 00:50.

The Revision of Paris Hilton's Story Is Missing Something: Her History With the N-Word

The Revision of Paris Hilton's Story Is Missing Something: Her History With the N-Word

Alexandra Dean’s documentary This Is Paris is the latest attempt to revise the legend of Paris Hilton, this time from a particularly sobering angle. Much of the coverage of the movie, which debuted last week on YouTube, has focused on the abuse and subsequent trauma suffered by its socialite/businesswoman subject Paris Hilton at the Provo Canyon boarding school in Utah during her teens. This...

Sep 19, 2020 at 21:00. 20 comments

John James Audubon Was Never Good

John James Audubon Was Never Good

The most famous name in American ornithology is that of a slave owner, grave robber, and fraud who invented birds and falsified scientific results. Birders and ornithologists are grappling with John James Audubon’s legacy today, but problematic behavior doesn’t stop at a single 19th-century naturalist. Some in the field are considering a complete rethinking of which naturalists we idolize...

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Sep 19, 2020 at 05:00. 3 comments

Princeton University Admitted Systemic Racism Is a Problem So the Department of Education Launched an Investigation

Princeton University Admitted Systemic Racism Is a Problem So the Department of Education Launched an Investigation

After Princeton University released a statement earlier this month acknowledging systemic racism is a problem on its campus, the Department of Education decided to launch an investigation into the school. Don’t worry though, this is totally not a way to punish a school for committing to be less racist.

According to NBC News, the university released a letter it received from Department of...

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Sep 18, 2020 at 21:35. 10 comments

Tyron Woodley Has the Perfect Response for Every Question at UFC Press Conference: 'Black Lives Matter'

Tyron Woodley Has the Perfect Response for Every Question at UFC Press Conference: 'Black Lives Matter'

If you find yourself entertained by elite athletes getting punched in the face, or suffering the brutal agony of a rear-naked choke, then you might want to tune in to UFC Vegas 11 on Saturday.

More specifically, you might want to tune in to the slugfest between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley, in what’s being called one of the biggest non-title fights in the history of the company. The...

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Sep 18, 2020 at 08:51. 4 comments

Another White Academic Has Admitted To Lying About Being Black

Another White Academic Has Admitted To Lying About Being Black

Mere weeks after former George Washington University professor Jessica Krug was pressured into coming forward and admitting that she had been

pretending to be Black for the entirety of her professional career, another white academic has been outed for lying about their racial identity. CV Vitolo-Haddad, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has resigned from a teaching...

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Sep 18, 2020 at 06:10. 5 comments

Lovecraft Country's Wunmi Mosaku and Abbey Lee Discuss the Intricacies of Ruby and Christina

Lovecraft Country's Wunmi Mosaku and Abbey Lee Discuss the Intricacies of Ruby and Christina

Lovecraft Country is an ensemble show about multiple members of the interconnected

Freeman, Baptiste, and Braithwaite families , which made it important for certain characters to be expanded upon from their counterparts in the books . In particular, Wunmi Mosaku’s Ruby and Abbey Lee’s Christina have been given more fascinating arcs in the larger story of magic, monsters, and American racism...

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Sep 18, 2020 at 05:30. 17 comments

Dallas School District Issues Apology After Assignment Listed Kenosha Shooter as 'Hero for the Modern Age'

Dallas School District Issues Apology After Assignment Listed Kenosha Shooter as 'Hero for the Modern Age'

If I’ve learned anything during my time in this job, it’s that white people really be fucking trying it. Take for instance a school in Dallas, Texas, where a teacher listed Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse as a possible hero for students to write about.

NBC News reports that the Dallas Independent School district issued an apology for the “unapproved assignment.” The assignment tasked...

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Sep 18, 2020 at 05:00. 12 comments

Not Saying America Is Racist or Anything, but Over 240 Schools Are Named After Confederate Leaders

Not Saying America Is Racist or Anything, but Over 240 Schools Are Named After Confederate Leaders

Over the summer, cities and states scrambled to respond to the protests that erupted in the wake of George Floyd’s death from police violence. Among the many symbolic gestures was the renaming of schools named after Confederate leaders.

According to CNN, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has found that over 240 schools are named after Confederate leaders. Making this even more suspect is the...

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Sep 18, 2020 at 00:10. 6 comments

Stassi Schroeder Would Like You to Forgive Her for Being Racist: 'I Wasn't Anti-Racist'

Stassi Schroeder Would Like You to Forgive Her for Being Racist: 'I Wasn't Anti-Racist'

On Thursday, Stassi Schroeder gave her first interview since

getting fired from Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules , an exit that was prompted by her calling the cops on Faith Stowers, the show’s only Black cast member. Along with Kristen Doute, Schroeder told police Stowers was a different Black woman, who had been accused of robbing people in Los Angeles. They, of course, viewed their actions as...

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Sep 16, 2020 at 19:35. 5 comments

Most Children, Young Adults Dying of Covid-19 Are People of Color

Most Children, Young Adults Dying of Covid-19 Are People of Color

It’s been well-known since the very beginning of the covid-19 pandemic that adults of color, specifically Black and Latinx people, were experiencing

significantly higher rates of infection, hospitalization, and death as a result of the virus. But a new study published by the CDC reveals that the same disparity is present in children as well—more than three-quarters of the kids and young...

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Sep 16, 2020 at 10:00. 3 comments

Noname Says Her Platform Pushes Her To Be More Radical

Noname Says Her Platform Pushes Her To Be More Radical

In the Autumn 2020 issue of Dazed Digital, there is a short package about abolition guest-edited by Chicago rapper (and radical book club founder) Noname. Through Noname Book Club, the rapper has spent the last year committed to not only uplifting the voices of writers and thinkers of color through her monthly book selections, but also to learning with and providing resources and support to...

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Sep 16, 2020 at 05:00. 12 comments

Racist Letter With Coronavirus Misinformation Found Taped to Homes in Long Island

Racist Letter With Coronavirus Misinformation Found Taped to Homes in Long Island

In recent months it’s felt like racists have been on a letter-writing campaign. If it’s not sending anonymous letters to families with

Black Lives Matter signs in front of their homes, it’s spreading coronavirus misinformation.

NBC News reports that multiple residents of the North Shore neighborhood in Long Island have reported finding letters taped to their doors claiming that the government...

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Sep 16, 2020 at 00:29.

If NHL Wants to Fight Racism, It Can Start With How It Treats Ryan Reaves

If NHL Wants to Fight Racism, It Can Start With How It Treats Ryan Reaves

The Vegas Golden Knights were eliminated in overtime by the Dallas Stars on Monday night, 3-2, and an ugly racial incident on the ice appears to have gone mostly unnoticed and unreported.

In the first period, Vegas forward Ryan Reaves hit Dallas’ Esa Lindell, knocking him into Reaves’ teammate William Carrier. A Dallas player can be heard saying, “Keep picking your own players, you ugly mutt.”

Sep 16, 2020 . 21 comments

Jason Momoa Stands by Ray Fisher, His Man

Jason Momoa Stands by Ray Fisher, His Man

These are the types of things that inspire fan fiction writers to become the best versions of themselves, if we’re being honest.

While there’s no way any of us can be sure what exactly inspired this turn, Ray Fisher has been out and about speaking his truth about having allegedly experienced an abusive environment while working for Warner Bros. Though the actor has yet to post specifics, he’s...

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Sep 15, 2020 at 20:00. 21 comments

The Safe Negro Guide to Lovecraft Country: Strange Case

The Safe Negro Guide to Lovecraft Country: Strange Case

Hey! Welcome back to another week in Lovecraft Country! Our fifth week’s episode—the first half of our midpoint in the season, and our most extensive analysis to date—was full of interruptions and metamorphoses (spoilers to follow): Ruby was plagued by interruptions, both as a Black woman and a white one; Tic’s progress seems to be constantly interrupted by his father; and Montrose’s whole...

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Sep 15, 2020 at 05:00. 17 comments

Professor at Duquesne University On Leave for Using N-Word, Encouraging Students to Do So as Well

Professor at Duquesne University On Leave for Using N-Word, Encouraging Students to Do So as Well

White people really stay looking for excuses to use the N-word. A university professor in Pennsylvania is on leave for not only using it in a class but giving students permission to do so as well.

According to NBC News, Duquesne University placed educational psychology professor Gary Shank on leave after a video was shared on social media of him using the N-word and giving students permission...

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Sep 14, 2020. 18 comments

'You Don't Need to be Here': Houston Karen Calls Police on Black 2020 Census Worker

'You Don't Need to be Here': Houston Karen Calls Police on Black 2020 Census Worker

In today’s “Yep, water is still wet” news, a white woman displays her aversion to the very idea of minding her own business while a Black man can’t even do his job without a white person questioning whether he belongs where he is.

In Houston, another Karen has gone viral after she was recorded harassing and then calling the police on a Black federal census employee for simply standing in...

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Sep 14, 2020. 15 comments

Lovecraft Country Stepped Up Its Game by Going Full Body Horror

Lovecraft Country Stepped Up Its Game by Going Full Body Horror

By framing

H.P. Lovecraft’s own white supremacist beliefs as the ultimate horror plaguing its heroes, Lovecraft Country ’s given itself a way of focusing on scares that are more cerebral and emotional than the vicious, tentacled monsters the author popularized in his stories. But with “Strange Case,” the show spends some much needed time getting into the kind of gory muck that first pulled...

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