June 23, 2013

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Bill Maher: nigger is “just a word”

Can we finally quit touting Bill Maher as some great left-leaning comedian who loves to stick it to conservative principles and politicians? Because he ain’t all that damn tolerant. The video above shows Maher sort of defending Paula Deen, who was canned by Food Network after she admitted in a deposition for using the word nigger […]

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June 19, 2013

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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 […]

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June 4, 2013

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Saxby Chambliss thinks rape is about hormones

Apparently, Saxby Chambliss, the Republican senator from Georgia, did not get the news flash that rape, contrary to popular GOP beliefs, is about violence and not about sex. The retiring senator proved his ignorance today when he blamed military sexual assaults on hormones. Yes, those hor-mones. The Georgia Republican recalled that “several years ago when […]

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June 2, 2013

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If it’s not a hate thing, then what is it?

This story on CNN.com caught my eye this morning. It’s about pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention who predict their members will cut affiliations with the Boy Scouts of America “en masse”: For Southern Baptist pastor Tim Reed, it was Scripture versus the Scouts. “God’s word explicitly says homosexuality is a choice, a sin,” said Reed, pastor […]

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May 28, 2013

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CeCe McDonald’s fight is every black woman’s fight

To be honest, I planned to write a post in support of CeCe McDonald months ago. But, I never got around to it. Now, I can’t ignore her plight any longer. In case you aren’t aware, the CeCe McDonald case goes back nearly two years. She was sentenced to 41 months in a case in […]

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