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 […]

Today in Post Racial America: Cop Quits After Saying He’d Volunteer to Kill Pres. Obama

Even more proof that this country still has racist undertones among its people: Sam Koivisto, now a former Jacksonville police officer, told investigators he did comment he’d volunteer to kill President Barack Obama. He told them he was frustrated with the Nov. 6 election and the threat was all talk. On Wednesday, Koivisto told the Times-Union the […]

Must read: NY Times article on Sandy’s exposure of race, class divide

The New York Times has an interesting article that explores how class and race have been brought to the forefront in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The article deals with how victims, most of which are poor minorities, feel about privileged, white, upper-class New Yorkers–those same people who made gentrification a reality–are now offering their assistance. The […]