Category: Racism

Let This Be a Lesson

Just in case anyone is somehow surprised by this, let me explain very carefully: if you take a man who was fired from being a radio host for saying racist and misogynistic things, and give him a new job as…

Conservatives offended by “whitey”

Shockingly, the Michelle Obama “whitey” tape doesn’t exist. Knock me over with a feather. But even though Michelle never called anybody “whitey,” conservatives would still like to talk about how deeply offended they are by the fact that someone, somewhere,…

Michelle Obama Watch

For those of you who have not yet seen it, the new Michelle Obama Watch website is up and running. The site is designed to be “a repository of all of the criticism, praise, and general chicanery thrown at Michelle…

Chris Matthews Racism Watch

Like I’m sure you did, as it became more and more likely that Obama would be the Democratic nominee, I started to worry about Chris Matthews. After all, the man makes his living from misogyny. More specifically, I’m pretty convinced…

Too Poor to Parent

Low-income women — and black women in particular — have their children taken away far more often than white women. Black children are twice as likely as white children to enter foster care. The reason for this disparity? Study after…

Justice for Regina McKnight

Regina McKnight at her post conviction hearing Great news: Regina McKnight, a South Carolina woman who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for homicide by child abuse after she gave birth to a still-born baby, has had her conviction…

When Good People Do Nothing

VERY STRONG TRIGGER WARNING The story of Romona Moore’s murder is horrific, not only because of the terrifying brutality involved, but because of the terrifying apathy that allowed it to occur. Moore is dead because she and those who tried…