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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 15, 2019 at 03:13.

Candace Owens Is Racist White America’s Black Friend and She Just Told Congress That White Nationalism Isn’t a Thing

Candace Owens Is Racist White America’s Black Friend and She Just Told Congress That White Nationalism Isn’t a Thing

Unfortunately for the world, Candace Owens is a thing.

I want her not to be a thing, or, even better, a thing of the past like Furbys and AOL Instant Messenger.

Yet, here we are talking about Candace Owens because she is trotted out by the far-right whenever there is a discussion on white nationalism because Candace Owens is the black person that all racists are talking about when they say they...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 14, 2019 at 21:22.

The Case for Washcloths: Why White People Need to Wash Their Damn Legs

The Case for Washcloths: Why White People Need to Wash Their Damn Legs

I really don’t know what to write to introduce this video, so I’m just going to be literal. It has recently been revealed, through various social media platforms, that some people who happen to be white have boycotted the entire leg- and hand-washing experience. This information was—and is—well, perplexing, and I try to make sense of it all.

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 14, 2019 at 10:35.

White People Want Trump

White People Want Trump

Nothing matters.

The 10,796 false or misleading statements don’t matter. The Muslim travel ban doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that his administration literally locked children in cages . That the most powerful man in the country sat in an official meeting and insisted that some black immigrants come from shithole countries doesn’t matter. Excusing white supremacist violence doesn’t...

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 14, 2019 at 07:43.

White Business Owners Claimed Cherokee Ancestry—and Got $300 Million in Government Money

White Business Owners Claimed Cherokee Ancestry—and Got $300 Million in Government Money

If you’ve spent any time in the South or Midwest, you’ve probably heard a few people claim to have Native American ancestry (“Do you see these eyebrows? This bone structure?”) And, chances are, if they had to name the tribe, they’d tell you their great-great-great grandmother was half-Cherokee.

Well, this next story concerns a very particular set of white persons claiming Native ancestry. What...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 14, 2019 at 00:27.

As Ugly As President Trump Is, He's Just A Mirror For White America

As Ugly As President Trump Is, He's Just A Mirror For White America

Earlier today, while millions of Americans prepared to get hit by what’s expected to be a devastating hurricane, the man America elected president got on an app and denied the existences of thousands of Americans—claiming that their deaths were fabricated by his political rivals to make him look bad.

We are likely stuck with this man as president for (at least) the next two years and possibly...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 13, 2019 at 15:42.

Sounds About White: Colonizer 'Artist' Gentrifies African Desert With Whitest Song Ever

Sounds About White: Colonizer 'Artist' Gentrifies African Desert With Whitest Song Ever

One day in the not-too-distant future, when the nearest star to our galaxy suddenly collapses, a group of astrophysicists from around the globe will convene to discuss the theoretical physics of the interplanetary incident. One of these researchers, we shall call him Chadwick, will bravely step forward and propose a manned space flight to examine the resulting black hole up close. And someone...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 13, 2019 at 09:19.

The 6 Kinds of Woke White People

The 6 Kinds of Woke White People

Now that Democrats are fully aware that its general election success hinges on the black vote, the race for the party’s presidential nomination has evolved into a spectacular game of one-upmanship between Cinderellas trying to convince us who’s the wokest white person of them all. It seems like it was only yesterday that black voters had to resort to arm-twisting to even get a candidate to...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jul 13, 2019 at 00:19.

It's Colder Than A Witches Tit In The East. I Have Questions.

It's Colder Than A Witches Tit In The East. I Have Questions.

While we cannot compete with the likes of Chicago, Detroit, or some place called a Minnesota, it's colder than a summabitch here on the East Coast. It's the kind of cold that makes you dread going outside. I'm afraid of the cold. I have come to this realization in life. I do not fuck with spiders and cold. I have to psyche myself up to walk out my door in the morning. Do you hear me? I have...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 12, 2019.

Maybe We Should Stop Wishing We Could Do What the Worst White People Do

Maybe We Should Stop Wishing We Could Do What the Worst White People Do

Although black people wanting to get away with the things that white people seem to be able to do will always leave a bitter taste, I’d get it if the black people who do/did this sort of thing were a tad more ambitious. I’d be inclined to grant their whataboutisms more sympathy if they made their requests a little more practical.

Instead of “If y’all are coming for R. Kelly for being a sexual...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 12, 2019.

My Self-Care Sunday Story: I Called The Cops On A White Guy

My Self-Care Sunday Story: I Called The Cops On A White Guy

Like most black people with a modicum of sense and a willingness to continue their streak of consecutive years lived, I regard the police with a feeling that exists at the intersection of skepticism, annoyance and trepidation. Basically, I see them the same way I see ricotta cheese—good in lasagna but might kill me if I’m not careful.

Because of this, I’m very intentional in limiting my...

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 11, 2019.

White Woman Discovers Racism

White Woman Discovers Racism

In the latest episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith, alongside her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, hosted former Sex and the City star Kristin Davis for a probing, earnest talk about the complications of transracial adoption.

Titled “Should White People Adopt Black Kids,” the discussion featured Davis talking at length about her experiences as the mother of two black children: a...

Monique Judge Monique Judge Jul 11, 2019.

Sounds About White: Admitted Sexual Offender Avoids Jail and Keeps Teaching Certificate

Sounds About White: Admitted Sexual Offender Avoids Jail and Keeps Teaching Certificate

Let’s play a game of “Guess the Color,” shall we?

A 30-year-old Bronx high school teacher admitted to performing oral sex on her 14-year-old student. As part of a plea agreement, Dori Myers pleaded guilty to committing a criminal sex act. The New York Daily News reports that on Wednesday, Judge Michael Obus found Myers to be a Level 1 sex offender. Prosecutors had asked that Myers be sentenced...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 11, 2019.

Why "Well-Meaning" White People Like WTAE-TV's Wendy Bell, The White Privilege Turducken, Are The Worst

Why "Well-Meaning" White People Like WTAE-TV's Wendy Bell, The White Privilege Turducken, Are The Worst

Wendy Bell is a lead anchor for WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh's ABC affiliate. I've never met her in person before, but I know many people who have. And she's generally regarded as a pleasant, kind, and professional woman.

And, like many otherwise pleasant, kind, and professional White people, Wendy Bell is utterly clueless about race, White privilege, and how her privilege contributes to her tone deaf...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 10, 2019.

Ways Slavery Wasn't Really All That Bad, At Least According To (Some) White People

Ways Slavery Wasn't Really All That Bad, At Least According To (Some) White People

There's a bit in one of Patrice O'Neal's stand-up specials where he talks about how arrogant Americans (generally) are, how proud we are of that arrogance, and that this arrogance about our arrogance is why people from other countries hate us. To make his point, he jokes that people in other countries know who the American president is. But if you asked us to name presidents in other...

Jul 10, 2019.

How to Be Less ‘Dangerous’ to White People

How to Be Less ‘Dangerous’ to White People

Black men are under attack. There may have been a time when that statement might have sounded like an exaggeration, but with headlines about men of color being shot , killed and falsely accused of crimes becoming almost daily occurrences, the reality of that declaration slowly begins to sink in. While women of color are not exempt from experiencing these same atrocities, brothers are...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 10, 2019.

The More Racist I Get, The More White People Love Me, And I Don't Know How I Feel About This!

The More Racist I Get, The More White People Love Me, And I Don't Know How I Feel About This!

While The Wife Person and I were sitting on our front stoop yesterday evening, a middle-aged White man on a scooter rode past, noticed me on the steps, stopped in the street, and screamed "Governor! It's called a governor!"

I replied.

"Oh, ok. Thanks!"

And then he rode away on his scooter.

Clearly perplexed by this exchange, The Wife Person shot a "Wtf was that about?" look at me. I explained...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 08, 2019.

A Complete Breakdown of White People's Fears

A Complete Breakdown of White People's Fears

There is a contingent of alt-right trolls who patrol the internet, radio shows and public conversations to quickly dismiss any real-world discussion about police brutality, state violence or how society devalues the bodies of black people. Their argument is always the same: Black people commit a disproportionate amount of violence; therefore, black people make up a disproportionate portion of...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 08, 2019.

Everything Makes Sense If You Accept That White People Just Want Everyone And Everything Dead

Everything Makes Sense If You Accept That White People Just Want Everyone And Everything Dead

Although the best and most memorable part of The Usual Suspects occurs in the last five minutes, when Agent Kujan puts the pieces on the bulletin board together and slowly realizes that Verbal Kint is in fact Keyser Soze, my favorite part comes a half hour or so before that scene.

Dean Keaton and the rest of the crew ambush and prepare to murder Kobayashi, but stop mid-murdering when Kobayashi...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 06, 2019.

An Interview With The Only Person Left In America Who Actually Admits To Being Racist

An Interview With The Only Person Left In America Who Actually Admits To Being Racist

After reading some of the racially-tinged responses to both the Michael Vick story and #laughingwhileBlack, I became dismayed. Sad, even. Not because of the racism. Racism by itself doesn't sadden me. I've grown so used to it that, on Thursdays, I congeal it into a gel and use it as deodorant. (And it's surprisingly effective.) But none of these people actually seem to want to admit that...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 06, 2019.

Black People Don't Hate Dogs. We Just Hate When Their Lives Are Valued More Than Ours

Black People Don't Hate Dogs. We Just Hate When Their Lives Are Valued More Than Ours

My Pittsburgh Steelers are apparently courting Michael Vick to become their new back up QB.

There are several reasons to be for (i.e.: the Steelers haven't had a back up QB with an actual pulse since Charlie Batch) or against (i.e.: Michael Vick is the same age as "Rapper's Delight") this move. (For the record, I'm for it.) None of these reasons, however, should have anything to do with...

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