Tag Archives: Black people

Black Women and the Body Police

By Ayana Byrd When “12 Years a Slave” was released in October, Time magazine wanted to go that extra step. Instead of a review or a 300-word treatise on how this was the hardest and the best film they had … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With Black Twitter

By Daniella Gibbs Leger If you weren’t paying attention last week, you missed quite the show on Black Twitter. Oh, in case you didn’t know, Black Twitter is a real thing. It is often hilarious (as with the Paula Deen recipes hashtag); … Continue reading

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When White Fathers Leave Their Black Children

By Bea Hinton To this day, I don’t know what my father looks like. In 24 years I have had no contact with my biological father; it is more likely that someone reading this post has more information on him … Continue reading

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Colorado Legislator: Poverty Higher Among Black Race Because They Eat Too Much Chicken

By Josh Israel In a meeting of the state’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force Wednesday, Colorado State Sen. Vicki Marble (R) delivered a long monologue suggesting that the reason for poverty among certain minority groups was that they eat … Continue reading

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The Racist Mind

By Rinku Sen The verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial caused in me the kind of existential crisis that my optimistic nature is usually able to fend off. In these weeks I have come to understand just how much light exists … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Sleep With White Guys

By Eternity E. Martis They say nothing comes without a price. However, in the case of being one of the only coloured girls in my city, nothing comes without a race. I live in a predominately white city. Not by … Continue reading

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National Review Tells Young Whites To Avoid Blacks, Again

By Zack Beauchamp A top conservative publication published a column on Wednesday advising young white children to stay away from black people, despite firing a columnist roughly a year ago for writing a very similar piece in a different publication. … Continue reading

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Tavis Smiley gets President Obama all wrong

By Brittney Cooper Like many on the left, I have vocally and publicly criticized President Obama for the often chastising and paternalistic tone that he takes with African American audiences. However, I was pleasantly surprised by his remarks last Friday in … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Whiteness

By Paul Waldman As a biracial child who spent part of his youth abroad, Barack Obama learned the feeling of otherness and became attuned to how he was perceived by those around him. As a politician, he knew well that many … Continue reading

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Four Charts That Prove Obama’s Right About Being Black In America

By Annie-Rose Strasser On Friday, President Obama gave a personal, emotional speech about the killing on Trayvon Martin, in which he spoke extensively on the broader issue of race in the United States. Obama addressed the experiences of racial profiling that … Continue reading

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