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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jul 15, 2019 at 14:53.

Beto O'Rourke Acknowledges White Privilege in Iowa

Beto O'Rourke Acknowledges White Privilege in Iowa

Joe Biden has been telling black audiences what they know for a few years.

Credit Beto O’Rourke, he’s getting an early jump on preaching to the choir.

Beto O’Rourke, the son of a county commissioner and county judge, acknowledged the privilege afforded him because of his race and gender while insisting his bid for President could level the playing field for all Americans, according to NBC...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 15, 2019 at 14:11.

The Privilege of Being Remembered Like a Dead White Man

The Privilege of Being Remembered Like a Dead White Man

Did you know that houses owned by black Americans are undervalued by an average of $48,000 per home? Combined, this makes for 156 billion dollars in losses—a discrepancy called a “segregation tax.” I didn’t know this either, until a recent study by the Brookings Institute articulated exactly how pervasive this brand of bias is, and the obvious generational impact of it.

If you comb through...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 14, 2019 at 13:12.

Black Mississippi High School Grad Charges Her Salutatorian Honor Was Given to Less Qualified White Student to Appease Racist Townspeople

Black Mississippi High School Grad Charges Her Salutatorian Honor Was Given to Less Qualified White Student to Appease Racist Townspeople

Apparently, in at least one Mississippi town, black folks can’t even come in second place without raising racist ire.

According to a federal lawsuit, recent high school graduate Olecia James charges she was denied her rightful place as salutatorian of her Mississippi high school’s graduating class in a move the district made so as not to offend white folk.

Really.

In the lawsuit, uploaded for...

Monique Judge Monique Judge Jul 11, 2019.

When White Ladies Act Like They Want That Action, Give It to Them

When White Ladies Act Like They Want That Action, Give It to Them

Before I begin this post, I will once again give my standard disclaimer that says I understand “not all white people” and “not all white women.” It’s annoying that I have to do this every single time, but white people be forcing my hand, so here we are.

‘Not All White People’: A Definitive Disclaimer

I wrote about white people gentrifying fried-bologna sandwiches last week.

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Damon Young Damon Young Jul 11, 2019.

White Tears, Explained, For White People Who Don't Get It

White Tears, Explained, For White People Who Don't Get It

Yesterday, I wrote a short piece celebrating Serena Williams's 2514th consecutive victory over Maria Sharapova; a win that took her to the Wimbledon final. Titled "Serena Williams Drinks, Bathes In, And Makes Lemonade With White Tears", it acknowledged and made light of how Williams's success grinds the gears of certain types of people upset that she — a woman so unambiguously Black —...

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...

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 10, 2019.

Once Again, George Zimmerman Avoids Jail Time, This Time for Stalking Charge

Once Again, George Zimmerman Avoids Jail Time, This Time for Stalking Charge

If there’s one thing Florida just can’t bring itself to do, it’s put George Zimmerman’s lumpy, sentient-trash-bag ass in jail.

On Tuesday, after Zimmerman’s attorney pleaded no contest to stalking charges stemming from a Jay-Z-produced documentary on the life and death of Trayvon Martin, the black teen Zimmerman killed in 2012, a Seminole County judge gave the serial dumpster fire one year of...

Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jul 10, 2019.

Atlanta Teen's 'White-Boy Privilege' Poem Goes Viral 

Atlanta Teen's 'White-Boy Privilege' Poem Goes Viral 

This 14-year-old Atlanta boy probably deserves a spot on the “Woke White People” list.

Royce Mann, an eighth-grader at the Paideia School in Atlanta, has stirred up a lot of discussion after video of him performing a poem titled "White-Boy Privilege" at a slam-poetry competition at his school in May went viral.

"Dear women, I'm sorry. Dear black people, I'm sorry. Dear Asian Americans, dear...

Jul 06, 2019.

How Former TV News Anchor Wendy Bell Is Suing for the Right to Be Racist, Explained

How Former TV News Anchor Wendy Bell Is Suing for the Right to Be Racist, Explained

Who is Wendy Bell?

Wendy Bell was a lead anchor for WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate. But since she is no longer employed by WTAE (and apparently no longer employable), her only current job title is Professional White Woman.

Why is she no longer employed and employable?

On March 9, six people were killed in a backyard ambush in Wilkinsburg, a suburb of Pittsburgh. This was a tragic and...

Damon Young Damon Young Jul 02, 2019.

There's A Rapper Named "Slim Jesus" And He's A White Chief Keef And I Have SO MANY QUESTIONS

There's A Rapper Named "Slim Jesus" And He's A White Chief Keef And I Have SO MANY QUESTIONS

1. I've had a lot of fun recently writing those "leaked" emails. One because it allows me to be a gotdamn fool. And I appreciate and revel in opportunities to be a gotdamn fool. But also because there's always a few people not quite sure if they're real or not. Which boggles my mind because they're so over the top that the satire seems obvious. (Too obvious, even.) But apparently, it's...

Sheree L. Greer Sheree L. Greer Jul 02, 2019.

Perfecting My Jenifer Lewis Face To Fight White Supremacy

Perfecting My Jenifer Lewis Face To Fight White Supremacy

My sophomore year in college, I found a surprisingly spacious studio for a reasonable price and made the move from my mama’s basement to a just-off-campus apartment. I had only been in it a week when I realized the house across from me was a frat house, a White one. I don’t recall the name of the fraternity, but I do remember the tipped over car on the lawn after one particularly loud,...

Damon Young Damon Young Jun 25, 2019.

Thoughts On WTAE-TV Anchor Wendy Bell (The "White Privilege Turducken") Getting Fired Today

Thoughts On WTAE-TV Anchor Wendy Bell (The "White Privilege Turducken") Getting Fired Today

When I wrote about WTAE-TV anchor Wendy Bell's racially problematic Facebook post last week, I began by stating I did not intend for her to get fired. This was true then and is still true now. I wasn't writing with that aim. And even now, after learning she was let go earlier today, I don't feel particularly happy about it. Mainly because the process of seeing, being disappointed by,...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jun 19, 2019. 22 comments

Forgiveness Is a White Privilege

Forgiveness Is a White Privilege

Then Peter came to Jesus and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.”

Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jun 18, 2019. 16 comments

Kim Kardashian West Partners with Lyft to Provide 5,000 Former Prisoners With Transportation to Job Interviews

Kim Kardashian West Partners with Lyft to Provide 5,000 Former Prisoners With Transportation to Job Interviews

Kim Kardashian is problematic as hell .

She’s also inexplicably gone from socialite to social justice superheroine as of late, being instrumental in commuting the life sentence of non-violent offender Alice Johnson; deploying her legal team to assist Cyntonia Brown in her eventual clemency ; and unleashing her white privilege to address criminal justice reform and other societal ills in a...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jun 08, 2019. 16 comments

Tucker Carlson Believes White Privilege Is a Myth Because 7 Children of Color Won the National Spelling Bee

Tucker Carlson Believes White Privilege Is a Myth Because 7 Children of Color Won the National Spelling Bee

Last month, the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee somehow concluded in a historic eight-way tie. Its eight winners dominated five consecutive perfect rounds and spelled 47 consecutive words correctly in order to emerge as co-champions.

Your days are numbered, AutoCorrect.

Of its eight winners, only one was white—which somehow registered to Fox News host and professional irritant Tucker...

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Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Apr 20, 2019. 23 comments

'Move the Campus': #GentrifyingGeorge Says Students Should Move Howard University If They Have A Problem With Gentrification

'Move the Campus': #GentrifyingGeorge Says Students Should Move Howard University If They Have A Problem With Gentrification

Howard University’s yard isn’t a dog park, but the historic black university in Washington, D.C., has been reduced to as much by colonizing residents who have made it their home (and Lassie’s).

As reported by DCist, Susan and the like have descended on HU’s hallowed grounds with their puppies on parade despite the fact that Northwest D.C. is full of nearby recreational parks.

Understandably,...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Mar 26, 2019. 11 comments

Report: Public Universities Prioritize Out-of-State, Wealthy, White Students, Cue Shock and Awe

Report: Public Universities Prioritize Out-of-State, Wealthy, White Students, Cue Shock and Awe

While Dr. Dre’s $70 million in donations daughter was somehow able to get into USC based “entirely” on her own merit, for many black children, the process to attend their college of choice is an obstacle course of anxiety and racial bias. And while our experiences as perpetual victims of prejudice are irrefutable, it’s always interesting when official studies are conducted to confirm what we...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Mar 14, 2019. 21 comments

Son of Couple Charged in College Cheating Scandal Defends Parents While Smoking Blunt and Promoting Mixtape

Son of Couple Charged in College Cheating Scandal Defends Parents While Smoking Blunt and Promoting Mixtape

Gregory and Marcia Abbott obviously didn’t believe their daughter had the intelligence or requisite flair to make it into a top university on her own merit.

If their daughter is anything like their son, we can see why, thanks to the New York Post.

Smoking a blunt that appeared to have been rolled on a rollercoaster, Malcolm Abbott, the Twitter joke made flesh, whose parents were named in a New...

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Damon Young Damon Young Dec 01, 2018.

How To Be A White Person In A Room Full Of Black People

How To Be A White Person In A Room Full Of Black People

Maybe you were just invited to your Black co-worker's Delta Sigma Theta hot dog eating contest. Or perhaps your Black boyfriend of six years finally gathered the nerve to introduce you to his parents. Or maybe you just got a new job and have to relocate…to D.C.. Or Atlanta. Or Detroit. Or perhaps you just won free tickets to a K. Michelle show. Either way, you're a White person who, in the...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Nov 19, 2018. 15 comments

Trump Gives Himself an A+, Slams Navy SEAL for Not Finding Osama Bin Laden Faster

Trump Gives Himself an A+, Slams Navy SEAL for Not Finding Osama Bin Laden Faster

President Trump is the personification of white privilege.

He’s the young man who claimed he had bone spurs and therefore was unable to fight for the country but sees no irony in blasting retired Adm. Bill McRaven—the Navy SEAL who led the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden—for not doing it sooner.

He’s the thousandaire who claims to be a billionaire. He’s the guy that claims to be a...

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