#WhiteHistoryClasses Puts Clever Spin on Racism, Whiteness

I stumbled onto this trending topic on Twitter late Wednesday afternoon (which now has its own Tumblr page!), and I was surprised to see how those on the social network were able to capture the fallacies of whiteness, racism and white privilege in 140 characters or less. Here’s a screen shot of some of the […]

Tennessee lawmaker: tie welfare benefits to child’s school performance

How do you fight the war on poverty? Require those receiving government assistance to make sure their children are excelling in school, according to one Tennessee state senator. State Sen. Stacey Campfield has proposed legislation that would cut welfare benefits to parents whose children fail to make “satisfactory academic progress” in school, a move he […]

What we learned from the inauguration: president chewed gum, first lady rolled her eyes

I should have known that some rogue reporter/news outlet would want to focus on bullshit like this. Apparently, the Christian Post decided to write an entire story about First Michelle Obama allegedly rolling her eyes at House Speaker John Boehner. OMG–black women don’t have the class and intellectual capacity to know when to act like […]

Today in post racial America: restaurant uses xenophobia to promote business

What happens when a business wants to take the easy way out and boost sales? They create offensive, anti-immigrant, xenophobic T-shirts designed to get people a-talking! Taco Cid, a Mexican restaurant in South Carolina, pulled such a stunt and it’s caused outrage among those in the community. This photo of the T-shirt was taken by […]