Category Archives: Racism

Carnivals: Submit Now, Read Soon

Ms. Crip Chick (excellent blogger, btw) is hosting the 37th Disability Blog Carnival. Submissions are due on May 4th: Here are some topic ideas!: • What is disability identity? If you are disabled, do you feel disability is a part … Continue reading

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Sexist, Racist Video of the Day

Obama’s a pimp and Hillary is a bitch. Lovely. And this comes from the pro-Obama camp. Can we please knock if off now, guys? I know we can do better than this. Video from TRex.

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Airing Tonight: Meeting David Wilson

Looks like an interesting piece, airing at 9pm tonight: I finally have a TV, although I almost never watch is so I have no idea whether or not I get MSNBC. I’ll try to tune in tonight, though. And after … Continue reading

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When fanboys attack

And these are the people who like Obama. Holy crap.

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Ohhh Mama.

This is going to be fun. I do love being quoted in the New York Times as saying that “I see a scary animalistic black man, a primal scream, and a beautiful white woman.” Ah, context!

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Dear Maureen Dowd,

I’ll support Hillary Clinton shutting up and dropping out of the race as soon as you decide that as another loud-mouthed and unapologetic woman who pisses people off, you should drop off the editorial pages of the Times. And I … Continue reading

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No, you’re the racist one! I myself am colorblind.

This post has a comment section that’s making me want to tear my hair out. So not everyone sees the Vogue cover as racist. That’s fine, and there are certainly a handful of decent arguments in that thread as to … Continue reading

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The Angola 3

A horrific human rights abuse — straight out of the USA. In the scheme of human rights and the U.S. criminal justice system, the case of the “Angola 3″ is one of the great injustices of our time. In 1972, … Continue reading

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I know Vogue isn’t exactly racially conscious, but…

Welcome new readers! Glad you found us. To clarify a bit: I’ve been quoted as saying that I see Lebron James as an animalistic black man; that isn’t even close to what I’m trying to get across in this post. … Continue reading

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Sixteen Maneuvers to Avoid Really Dealing with Racism

I found this list in an old e-mail, and thought it might come in handy for recognizing some common tactics of resistance against discussions of racism, against acknowledging that racism exists as a systemic injustice that we’re all complicit in … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Angry White Men

It’s so much easier when the Angry White Men just wear their nightclothes all the time. Otherwise known as self-important, racist, sexist assholes. The Angry White Man is not a metrosexual, a homosexual or a victim. Nobody like him drowned … Continue reading

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Attacking Native Women’s Rights — And Why “Pro-Life” Democrats Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up To Be

“Pro-life” lawmakers have targeted Native women in their latest anti-choice bill — led this time by prostitute-hiring family warrior David Vitter. The controversy swirls around a federal law—known as the Hyde amendment—that prohibits abortion coverage under Medicaid, Medicare and Indian … Continue reading

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