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CNN Invites White Supremacist Richard Spencer to Explain Why Trump Isn’t Racist Enough

CNN Invites White Supremacist Richard Spencer to Explain Why Trump Isn’t Racist Enough

In an obvious nod to Donald Trump’s “both sides” doctrine, America’s third-favorite cable news outlet (second, if you don’t count Trump’s personal propaganda network, Fox News) extended an invitation to the man whom both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League described as a white nationalist, a white supremacist and—my personal favorite—a “racist in khakis,” because,...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot yesterday at 20:00.

The Unofficial Guide to Whitesplaining Racism

The Unofficial Guide to Whitesplaining Racism
Racism: Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior —The Oxford/English Dictionary

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) was born in Detroit. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was born in the Bronx. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) immigrated to America in 1992 and...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 16, 2019 at 04:00. 22 comments

If You Helped a Racist Become the Most Powerful Person in America, Then You’re a Racist Too

If You Helped a Racist Become the Most Powerful Person in America, Then You’re a Racist Too

Legally, Lakeith Smith is a murderer.

When he was 15 years old, police officers confronted Lakeith and a group of friends after the teenagers allegedly burglarized a home in Millbrook, Ala. One of the boys, 16-year-old A’Donte Washington, “brandished” a gun, according to police, forcing officers to shoot Washington four times, killing him.

Alabama’s law stipulates that anyone committing a...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 16, 2019 at 00:18. 9 comments

A Police Chief Was ‘Concerned’ About How His Department Handled Police Shootings, So He Kept It a Secret

A Police Chief Was ‘Concerned’ About How His Department Handled Police Shootings, So He Kept It a Secret

A Kansas police chief said that he was so concerned that his department was “contaminating” police shooting probes that he took several steps to address the issue, including continuing to employ allegedly corrupt officers, keeping broken policies in place and—most importantly—keeping all of this a secret.

According to the Associated Press, newly filed documents in a civil suit against police...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 19:07.

Racist Asshole Shows Racist Ass

Racist Asshole Shows Racist Ass

An Oregon family was either the victims of a hateful attack or recipients of free LASIK surgery after their racist neighbors approached them on Easter and burned their retinas with visions of Caucasian butthole.

KEZI reports that the Matthews family was minding their own business on Easter Sunday when they heard someone outside ranting and screaming racial slurs, which is also what Pontius...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 18:57.

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Imagine

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Imagine

Last night was The Root 100, our annual salute to black excellence. After the event was over, the entire staff went out for a late dinner ... Except for me. Most of our staff are off today ... Except for me.

The reason I went home early and insisted on doing a mailbag is that I value our readers. You are the ones who make The Root the number one black news outlet in America. I didn’t want to...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 17:50.

NBC, What Is You Doing? The Today Show Airs a White Supremacist Infomercial 

NBC, <i>What Is You Doing?</i> The <i>Today Show</i> Airs a White Supremacist Infomercial 

As America impatiently endures a white supremacist president; as hate crimes become more prevalent; as our government disappears the children of immigrants into the ether as if we have been teleported into some surreal anti-immigrant David Copperfield nightmare ...

NBC’s Today Show thought this might be the perfect time for their 4.29 million viewers to see a beautifully shot, sympathetic...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 17:44.

Boeing Employee Claims White Co-Workers Hung Noose, Urinated on His Chair

Boeing Employee Claims White Co-Workers Hung Noose, Urinated on His Chair

A lawsuit filed by a South Carolina man claims he endured years of racial harassment and intimidation that included urine, the n-word and the recently-resurgent Caucasian hobby of hanging nooses. Even worse, the employee alleges that supervisors at the company were aware of the situation and did nothing to stop it.

According to the State, Curtis Anthony, an employee of Boeing manufacturing’s...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 17:42.

Crazy White People News Roundup: Swords, Shafts and Becky With the Bad Attitude

Crazy White People News Roundup: Swords, Shafts and Becky With the Bad Attitude

Every so often, for the sake of equal time, we find it useful to take our focus off of the negro-related news and see what white people have been up to, lately.

To be fair, it is partly out of jealousy and envy. I often wonder why there is no equivalent to WorldStarHipHop that just shows white people dancing at wedding receptions or engaging in their various shenanigans. White people have the...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 17:29.

Portland Police Sergeant to Cops: ‘If You Come Across a Black Person, Just Shoot Them’

Portland Police Sergeant to Cops: ‘If You Come Across a Black Person, Just Shoot Them’

This story is about a joke.

This story is not about police brutality or cops shooting another unarmed black man. This story is not about a cover-up or cops getting away with it. This is a story about a joke.

But in this story, a cop almost gets away with it. Instead of an unarmed black man, police kill a 17-year-old, unarmed black boy. There is definitely a cover-up in this story. But this...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 17:23.

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: A Conspiracy of Dunces

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: A Conspiracy of Dunces

On Fridays, instead of getting our orders from our white slavemasters at the Illuminati regional headquarters, The Root responds to emails, tweets, DMs and comments from our readers. Sometimes we get it in early and other times we have to wait for it to be approved by the Pope, the Jews and the Bilderbergs.

They don’t want you to know that there is a secret conspiracy to keep black people from...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 17:05.

Pool Patrol Paula Pleads Guilty

Pool Patrol Paula Pleads Guilty

The tartarsaucian who became known across the internet as “Pool Patrol Paula” has pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a black teenager whom she attacked for swimming in the same water as good, law-abiding white people.

The Associated Press reports that Stephanie Sebby-Strempel was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine after her lawyer entered a guilty plea for the June attack on a 15-year-old when...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 16:29.

#BabysittingWhileBlack: White Woman Calls Police on Black Man Riding Around With White Kids

#BabysittingWhileBlack: White Woman Calls Police on Black Man Riding Around With White Kids

A brave superheroine busted up a nonexistent child trafficking ring on Sunday when she noticed a black man riding around with two white children in his car and alerted the authorities to a kidnapping in progress.

CBS 46 reports that a white woman who was temporarily working for the Avengers (which, it must be noted, was not fully staffed after half of its workforce disappeared in a tragic...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 16:27.

A Racist Robocall Targeting Stacey Abrams Should Make You Very Angry

A Racist Robocall Targeting Stacey Abrams Should Make You Very Angry

After reading this article, you should be furious.

You are supposed to furrow your brow and denounce racism. You should loudly state that there is no place in America for such detestable actions. To show how you are fighting the insidious threat of hate in your country, you should post your grievance on your Facebook wall or retweet it to your Twitter timeline.

Then, having done your duty to...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 16:24.

Exclusive: An Interview With the 3 Most Important Figures in the NFL Anthem Protests

Exclusive: An Interview With the 3 Most Important Figures in the NFL Anthem Protests

In the ongoing debate about the NFL player protests during the national anthem, The Root has obtained an exclusive interview with three figures at the center of the debate. Staff Writer Michael Harriot and Senior Politics Editor Stephen A. Crockett sat down to discuss the issue with the American flag, the National Anthem and a Troop.

Michael Harriot: Nice to meet you, first, I’d like for you...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 15:43.

Either Trump’s Daddy Helped Him Dodge Draft or ‘Bone Spurs’ Is the Medical Diagnosis for Cowardice: Report

Either Trump’s Daddy Helped Him Dodge Draft or ‘Bone Spurs’ Is the Medical Diagnosis for Cowardice: Report

It is well-known that Donald Trump suffers from the debilitating disease bitchniccaitis, which prevents him from performing presidential duties such as firing his staff in person or standing up to Vladimir Putin. Because of his illness, it took him nearly two years to visit U.S. soldiers in a war zone, and a recent flare-up of the ailment made him the first president since 2002 to not visit...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 15:22.

Fox News Is Trash: Network Celebrates Life of Aretha Franklin With Photo of Patti Labelle

Fox News Is Trash: Network Celebrates Life of Aretha Franklin With Photo of Patti Labelle

There are times when the collective digital Caucasian conscience known as Fox News is so blatantly racist-adjacent that it crosses the line of conservative commentary and becomes laughably stupid. Sometimes they are so willfully wrong that it seems as if they are trolling us.

On Thursday, upon learning of the death of perhaps the greatest American songstress of all time, Fox News decided to...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 15:05.

Man on Death Row for 33 Years Will Get New Hearing After 'Damning Revelations' of Police Misconduct

Man on Death Row for 33 Years Will Get New Hearing After 'Damning Revelations' of Police Misconduct

Following years of appeals, a Utah man sentenced to death for a 1985 murder is set to get a new hearing after the main witnesses in the case—who vanished into thin air after his conviction—resurfaced after 25 years to allege that investigators threatened them with deportation and paid them to lie in their testimony.

In 1985, Douglas Stewart Carter was convicted for the brutal murder of Eva...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 15:02.

Deputy’s Son Arrested in Mysterious, Year-Old Death of D.J. Broadus but Not Charged With Murder

Deputy’s Son Arrested in Mysterious, Year-Old Death of D.J. Broadus but Not Charged With Murder

Twenty-one minutes after D.J. Broadus was shot in the back of the head at the remote Florida home of a well-connected Florida law enforcement family, investigators knew who shot him. The person allegedly responsible for Broadus’ death admitted it ... on tape. He was even taken into police custody. Then, for some strange reason, the police officers let him go and redacted the names of the...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 15:02.

Confronted by Black Lives Matter Activist, Tennessee Governor Says He’s Considering Clemency for Cyntoia Brown 

Confronted by Black Lives Matter Activist, Tennessee Governor Says He’s Considering Clemency for Cyntoia Brown 

Questioned by a Black Lives Matter activist during a recent speaking engagement, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced that his office is considering offering clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder.

Tennessee’s outgoing governor gave a speech on Monday at the Nashville Public Library on the importance of education. During...

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