I won’t cosign your racism, even if I’m not the target of your bigotry

Being a black woman committed to social justice means I often have to navigate the perilous terrain of good ol’ fashioned American racism perpetuated by white folks. Add in a little bit of nationalistic xenophobia and alcohol, then you’re facing a powder keg of hate and bigotry that rivals KKK propaganda. I live in a […]

Racist Reporting in Boston Bombings

Renee at Womanist Musings has a great piece up about the blatantly racist reporting done by the mainstream media during their coverage of the Boston Marathon attacks. These biased speculations and analyses are the norm as most mainstream media outlets and their reporters are stacked with mostly cis, white heterosexual men who have no problems […]

Travis Barker bashes LAPD for ‘stereotyping’ him

Apparently, Blink 182’s Travis Barker, hates the police. The musician’s rep told TMZ he was profiled in October by the Los Angeles Police Department for his eccentric appearance. Now, a video of his rant appeared on the Huffington Post and Barker expanded on his comments: I think they stereotype a lot. I f–king hate the […]

AP Poll: majority have negative views of black folks

From the Associated Press: Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views toward race without asking questions about that topic directly. In all, 51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared […]