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 […]

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 […]

NumbersUSA tries to divide blacks, Latinos with anti-immigrant ad

NumbersUSA, which claims it’s for “lower” immigration rates, has released a new ad that pretty much is a classic example of race baiting by the reactionary right wing conservative movement. This type of BS isn’t surprising. Right-wing reactionaries have been trying to employ a divide and conquer method among people of color in an attempt […]

SPLC files complaint against school district, cites Twitter rant of employee

Who knew Twitter would be the go-to social media app where folks can express their racist views unabashed. A Jefferson Parish, La., school psychologist Mark Traina, who went on a racist rant about so-called “young black thugs.” Traina made the tweets in January, but recently came to light when the Southern Poverty Law Center filed […]

When did homophobia become about protecting white people?

That is the question I want to pose to┬áJodie Brunstetter, the wife of North Carolina State Senator Peter Brunstetter, who has been a big advocate for Amendment 1. The amendment, if approved by voters, would outlaw same-sex marriage in the state. Brunstetter was reported saying to poll workers the amendment is about protecting white folks […]

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