Today in post-racial racism: white women experimenting with afros

It appears some folks still haven’t received the memo that it’s offensive to co-opt black culture as a means to conduct a social experiment. The latest victim in this charade is a white woman who has decided to experiment with blackness in an unusual way. In her blog before and afro, Michelle Joni started rocking an afro […]

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 […]

Trans woman forced to leave women’s locker room

Transphobia is alive and thriving people. From Olympia, Washington: A transgender woman said she was discriminated against after using the women’s locker room at Evergreen State College. Colleen Francis was using the sauna in a women’s locker room inside the recreation center at the school late in September. The same facility is used by two high school […]

Oakland schools to allow feds monitor treatment of black students

Interesting story I found on the LA Times: The Oakland Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education reached an agreement last week that would allow federal officials to monitor the district’s efforts to curb the number of out-of-school suspensions of its African American students. The resolution, which the Oakland school board passed unanimously, closes an […]

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