race in pop culture - page 2

Apr 23, 2014

The Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision Will Affect College Students

"Race matters because of the slights, the snickers, the silent judgments that reinforce that most crippling of thoughts: 'I do not belong here.'"

Mar 9, 2014

'I, Too, Am Harvard' Discusses the "Burden of Being Black in the Classroom”

No one of any race or gender should feel guilty about something as important as getting an education.

Feb 27, 2014

Racist Paula Deen Feels Like "Black Football Player That Came Out"

You know, the struggles of an old white racist millionaire are exactly the same for a rising, gay, Black, football star.

Student Draws Lynching Says, "F*CK Black History Month"

I'd like to say that I might be a jerk but that doesn't make all Black people jerks.

Feb 24, 2014

My Reactions To Michael Dunn's Mistrial

I am sick of people using the fear of Black people as a defense for murdering us.

Feb 19, 2014

##SoWhiteOutside Is Basically Scathing Jokes About White Culture

#SoWhiteOutside it beat Kendrick Lamar at the Grammys for Best Hip Hop album.

Feb 13, 2014

Feb 3, 2014

Vanity Fair Releases Most Diverse Hollywood Issue Cover Yet

The cover features: Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, George Clooney, Michael B. Jordan, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, Naomie Harris, Brie Larson, Chadwick Bosman, Margot Robbie, and Lea Seydoux. No—you don't get it! Just as many women as men! Just as many Black actors as White ones.

Jan 23, 2014

Are These Haribo Candies Totally Racist? Probably. Definitely. Yikes.

The bag is called "Skipper Mix" and is intended to represent what a ship captain would find if he travelled the world instead it looks like what colonialist, conquistador or imperialist might find if he travelled the world through ethnocentric eyes: racial caricatures.

Jan 21, 2014

Let's Talk About This Fashionable Image Of White Supremacy Because WOW

If anyone chimes in with, “What’s the big deal? It’s just a chair!” I will kindly point you to the...

Dec 13, 2013

Rich Kid Kills Four, Avoids Prison Because He Was Too Rich, Affluenza Is Real

Ethan Couch, a sixteen-year-old boy, was sentenced to only 10 years probation after killing four people whilst he was drunk driving. The defense said he suffers from "affluenza.

Nov 18, 2013

Fox Says Diversity Is Key To Good TV Because Millennials Are Open-Minded

Shows with more diversity have better ratings because we're not as close-minded as our parents.

Nov 13, 2013

Lily Allen’s Video “Hard Out Here” Is Accused Of Being Racist, I Don’t Agree

Lily Allen is satirizing female objectification in pop music, not using Black women as accessories.

Nov 7, 2013

The New Ms. Marvel Is A Muslim, Teenage Girl From New Jersey

Yay for female, Muslim editors giving authentic voices to female, Muslim characters.

Oct 28, 2013

How To Not Have An Offensive Costume This Halloween

Keep your blackface and cultural stereotypes at home please.