Ga. State freshman starts “It’s So Hard Being White” group

Following the meme that white folks are now the oppressed minority in the good ol U.S. of A, a student at Georgia State University in Atlanta has started a White Student Union. The informal band, according to this article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has already garnered some criticism and complaints that have been directed at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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