Racism, misogyny hound Cécile Kyenge, Italy’s first black minister

Racism, seeped in a form of nationalism many citizens find easy to get swept up into, in Italy and other European countries is nothing new. We’ve seen it on display, from rising anti-immigrant sentiments to football fans shouting racial slurs at persons of color playing on various teams. But, the racism being hurled at Congolese-born […]

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 […]

Pete Hoekstra airs racist campaign ad

This ish is bananas, y’all. Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoesktra is in hot water for perpetuating racist Asian stereotypes from a campaign ad that ran during last night’s Super Bowl. For those who don’t want to watch the ad, here’s a transcript of what the young woman says: “Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow. Debbie spends […]

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