Category: Race

colin kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick Is Forcing You To Look In The Mirror

Colin Kaepernick, a mixed race man adopted by white parents, is not standing for the national anthem because of the historical and ongoing treatment of people of color in the United States. As a black man, let me be the first (I’m sure I’m not) to stand up and give...

old navy

Old Navy’s Latest Ad and Positive Response Rep 2016

America’s demographics are changing, and marketers are taking note by increasingly portraying diverse families in their ads. Some people are not too happy about this and let Old Navy know when they tweeted an image of an interracial family wearing its clothes. The unleashing of negative comments from some people...

becky

Becky Has A Long History In The U.S.

Cara Kelly writes how the name Becky has become a stand-in for a generic woman, generally white, who is familiar with sexual acts. The history of the name, and the connotations associated with it, dates back to the 19th century. Origins of Becky The cultural references date to William Makepeace...

john boyega

John Boyega Forgot Who He Was For a Minute

Devan Coggan writes: John Boyega, the star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens won best male performance in film at this year’s Screen Nation Awards, which honor diverse talent in U.K. film and television, and in his acceptance speech, Boyega addressed the ongoing debate about diversity in Hollywood. “To complain...

malcolm-jamal warner

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Is Right On Cosby

  Malcolm-Jamal Warner inquires why Bill Cosby’s work has been pulled from TV while Woody Allen’s has not been. “There is no one that’s calling for Woody [Allen’s] movies to be pulled off the air,” Warner said on “The Real” TV show, which discussed “The Cosby Show” being pulled off...

cam newton

Cam Newton Angers Many Because He’s Not A Respectable Negro

  Cam Newton is not a respectable Negro and that’s a problem for many. Black people are often told that the “respectable negro” will be given equality only when he dresses nicely, speaks politely, and respects authority. Racism is a thing of the past, and even its sleight existence can...

Donna Edwards

Donna Edwards Will Make You Think About Race, Politics and Media

  US Representative Donna Edwards D-Md. is criticizing the media Coverage of the armed group in Oregon. Edwards said in a statement that the media has called Black Lives Matter protesters “thugs,” “criminals” and “drug users,” but has referred to the armed group as “occupiers.”   Donna Edwards Since the...

tamir

What Cosby Did Does Not Equate With What Happened to Tamir

  People are equating the application of justice in the Tamir Rice case with Bill Cosby’s. This is misguided. Tamir Rice was without a doubt the victim of both a violent act and the criminal justice system charged with meting out the appropriate punishment for such an act through no...

Taylor Bell

#BlackLivesMatter Means Having To Pay Attention To Taylor Bell

  Black Lives Matters Demonstrations took place at the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Protesters aimed to raise awareness of Jamar Clark, a black man fatally shot by police, but we want you to pay attention to Taylor Bell. Footage from the protests in Minneapolis:  ...