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On the shooting death of Renisha McBride

November 11, 2013

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There’s something inherently wrong with a social and political system that allows people to shoot someone they believe is a threat to them and go on about their business. That system was on full display last weekend when Renisha McBride approached a home in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, to get help after she was involved in […]

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Gawker, MSNBC show image of Trayvon Martin’s dead body

July 12, 2013

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We all know sites like Gawker exists to give folks a unique take on what’s going on in the news. They use a bit of sarcasm and, sometimes a downright disgusted tone, to mock the ridiculousness of what makes the news. Well, this afternoon, Gawker contributor Adam Weinstein decided to post a photo of an […]

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Racist Reporting in Boston Bombings

April 19, 2013

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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 […]

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Travis Barker bashes LAPD for ‘stereotyping’ him

November 28, 2012

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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 […]

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Citing policy, Apple store refuses to sell iPhone to customer speaking Farsi

June 20, 2012

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The world’s most popular tech company has gotten itself into hot water over what one could call a case of ethnic profiling. Apple is standing by its decision to not sell an iPhone to a customer who was speaking Farsi, the dominant language in the Persian country of Iran. An Alpharetta woman and one of […]

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