Topic: racism

World’s Most Clueless Parent Tries To Buy ‘Cool Black Kid’ Friends On Craigslist For Bullied Son

World's Most Clueless Parent Tries To Buy 'Cool Black Kid' Friends On Craigslist For Bullied Son

If your kid is bullied, have you tried posting on Craigslist to find him some ‘cool black kid’ friends? Today in ‘please let this be ill-advised satire’ news, there’s a clueless New Orleans parent who placed an ad on behalf of his poor beleaguered son, who I’m sure will not be in for an even worse time once his classmates find out that his parents tried to buy him friends on Craigslist. More »

Dumbo Is Racist And Other Disney Truths That Murdered My Childhood

Dumbo Is Racist And Other Disney Truths That Murdered My Childhood

When my twins were a few months old, I decided to watch a few of my favorite movies from my childhood, thinking that it wouldn’t be long before I would be sharing these classics with my children. Then I watched Dumbo and Lady and The Tramp, and learned that watching some of these movies was going to involve a whole lot more social commentary than I had anticipated. More »

We Should All Be Angry That Another Mother Is Burying Her Son After He Was Killed By Police

We Should All Be Angry That Another Mother Is Burying Her Son After He Was Killed By Police

I’m heartbroken today because watching parents bury their child is something that I will never be able to comprehend without debilitating grief and compassion.

I’m angry today because imaging what these parents have been through in the past two weeks — defending the fact that their son had a right to come away from a brief altercation with police alive is infuriating. More »

Internet Angrier At Parents Who Took Kids To Ferguson Protest Than Police Who Fired Tear Gas At Them

Internet Angrier At Parents Who Took Kids To Ferguson Protest Than Police Who Fired Tear Gas At Them

Yes, there are children there. It was hours before the curfew. It was a peaceful protest. Turning anger on the parents, who were well within their rights to be there, protesting peacefully and teaching their kids to protest peacefully, is ridiculous. Protesters had dispersed before curfew the night before with no incident. Many do not agree, turning their judgment on the parents rather than at authorities who would lob tear gas into crowds where they damn well knew children were More »

#ThingsITellMyBlackSon Shows How Terrifying It Is To Raise A Black Child In This Country

#ThingsITellMyBlackSon Shows How Terrifying It Is To Raise A Black Child In This Country

As parents, we worry everyday about our children. Just the regular day-to-day details of raising a child are enough to keep a mother up at night. Imagine adding to that worry, the knowledge that because of the color of your child’s skin, he is disproportionately unsafe in the world. Because of the color of his skin he will always be a suspect. Because of the color of his skin you will need to teach him all manner of ways to survive amongst a society that would brand him a dangerous criminal simply for daring to exist while brown. More »