UFC fighters asks “Can I touch your hair?” during live interview

httpv://youtu.be/h4ARxky0Qv4 Note: I meant to blog about this late last month, but I forgot! As women of color, we all know how hard it is to even get our feet into the doors of journalism. Furthermore, once we get in and get settled into the world of bringing the news to the public, we know […]

Charging teen with felony after science experiment mishap contributes to school-to-prison pipeline

I guess the folks in Florida are more than serious about making sure it’s precisely following the school-to-prison protocol. Kiera Wilmont, a 16-year-old student at Bartow High School in Florida, has charged with a felony and expelled from school after a science experiment she did resulted in an 8-ounce bottle cap to pop and produce […]

Racist Reporting in Boston Bombings

httpv://youtu.be/do7VK0y6X60 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 […]

In calling Quvenzhane Wallis a cunt, The Onion perpetuates status quo on black femininity

So, The Onion during the The Oscars last night decided to turn its online gaze to a 9-year-old black girl. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the satirical news agency took to Twitter to refer to Quvenzhane Wallis as a cunt. Yes, the only word in the English dictionary used solely to communicate one’s complete lack of respect […]

#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 […]