Topic: racism

Berkeley Cafe Tells A Black Comedian To ‘Scram’ For Talking To His White Wife, Claims It Wasn’t ‘A Race Thing’

Berkeley Cafe Tells A Black Comedian To 'Scram' For Talking To His White Wife, Claims It Wasn't 'A Race Thing'

Comedian W. Kamau Bell was told by an employee of an upscale Berkeley cafe to “scram” when he stopped to talk to his white wife and her brunching friends on Monday. When the couple alerted the employee that they were married, that it was, in fact, the second time they had dined there in the same day, and that they weren’t going to tolerate blatant racism, the employee responded with, “I don’t think it was a race thing.” No. Of course not. I’m sure she tells all of her white customers to “scram” when they stop to talk to their wives. More »

School History Club’s Selma Trip Canceled To Prevent Them From Hearing Swear Words

School History Club's Selma Trip Canceled To Prevent Them From Hearing Swear Words

Selma exposes a painfully raw spot in our country’s history, one often ignored or glossed over in history classes. So when a high school history club in Alabama planned a special trip to go see the movie, the response from the school district administration was overwhelmingly positive … right? Oh wait, no, it was to cancel the trip and forbid the club from going. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, everyone! More »

Target Features Random White Girl In Ad For ‘Annie’ Line, Ignores Fact That Film’s Star Is Black

Target Features Random White Girl In Ad For 'Annie' Line, Ignores Fact That Film's Star Is Black

Target has made yet another bone-headed decision that is making it harder and harder for me to spend all of my money there. In an ad for their new Annie-inspired clothing line (which I’m assuming consists of both rags for the informal orphan and princess dresses for the more formal adopted child of a millionaire), Target has conveniently featured a random Caucasian girl instead of the film’s star, Quvenzhané Wallis, who is African-American. More »

Mom From The Blind Side Profiles Black Kids In Her Store, Takes To Facebook To Pat Herself On The Back For It

Mom From The Blind Side Profiles Black Kids In Her Store, Takes To Facebook To Pat Herself On The Back For It

Okay, so let’s recap. Her racist friend looks at two black kids and assumes because of the color of their skin, they must be “up to no good.” Tuohy goes up to them, invades their space, sits next to them, and accuses them of having something to confess to. They were simply texting their friends, as teenagers do. She then looks at their phones. Huh? More »

Bill O’Reilly Needs ‘I’m An A**hole’ Shirt After Saying Black People Need ‘Don’t Get Pregnant At 14′ Shirts

Bill O'Reilly Needs 'I'm An A**hole' Shirt After Saying Black People Need 'Don't Get Pregnant At 14' Shirts

Professional douchebag Bill O’Reilly continues on his never-ending quest to be one of America’s most reviled humans by spewing more of his garbage to Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of Martin Luther King, Jr. O’Reilly has a history of saying things that make normal humans go “uhh….you’re kidding, right?” but this time, he has truly out-done himself. More »

My White Privilege Stopped Me From Seeing That Toy Guns Are A Life Or Death Issue

My White Privilege Stopped Me From Seeing That Toy Guns Are A Life Or Death Issue

Most parents, at some point, have the debate about whether or not they should allow their children — in particular, their sons — to play with toy weapons. I remember having lots of discussions with other moms about that when my son was about two or three, and deciding that, for the most part, I didn’t care. How lucky I was, to be able to make that decision in such a lackadaisical way. And how ignorant I was for not seeing that until recently. More »