Category Archives: Racism

Rupert Murdock…Seriously? You’re Going to Define Whose ‘Really Black’

Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch

*Rupert Murdoch may look like a man with only one foot out of the grave, but his typing fingers seem to be going strong. Now he is apologizing for a tweet he sent out making a snide swipe at President Barack Obama while giving a thumbs up to 2016 presidential candidate, black republican, Ben Carson.

Murdoch’s tweet referred to the need to have a “real” black president in the White House.

Well, as you can imagine, that didn’t sit too well with many people, including Star Jones, who tweeted:

“The day I start allowing @rupertmurdoch to define what it is to be #black …is the day I turn in my #blackcard.”

According to the Daily News, on Thursday morning as Murdoch awakened to what must have been an onslaught of backlash to his original tweet, he wrote:

“Apologies! No offence meant. Personally find both men charming.”

Charming? It doesn’t get more typical than that.  Continue reading

Study Reveals White People Think Black People Are ‘Superhuman’


*You ever read something and it just hits you like home?
No matter how crazy it may sound, it makes sense to you. That may be the feeling that many black folk come across as they keep reading.

I, for one, knew there was some reason the hatred and animal brutality shown in all of those slave movies seemed surreal. Its as if “Massa” expected the Big Black Buck he just decapitated to simply get up and walk away, as opposed to being really dead.

And maybe that is why white cops so easily shoot and kill black men (and manhandle black women) today. According to a recent study in Social Psychological and Personality Science , white people believe blacks are “superhuman.”

I kid you not. And if you are white and reading this, you might want to get over yourself long enough to finish the article. Continue reading

Whaat? An Asian American Says Asians ‘Owe African Americans’


*It’s always interesting when someone gathers the gumption to say something what others’ may be thinking…out loud.

Comedians do it all the time. They take issues that are uncomfortable and put them on blast. They laugh at themselves first, so when you laugh at them, its not as funny or hurtful.

But the issue brought up by the Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice is far from any laughing matter. The Huffington Post article by  blasts Asian Americans who he says “appear to distance themselves from the attacks on African Americans, as though what happens to another community of color has nothing to do with Asian Americans.” Punongbayan says such a “separation is destructive and perpetuates the model minority myth, a racial stereotype deeply ingrained in the American psyche asserting that Asian Americans aren’t like other (read: lesser) minority groups.”

I don’t know about you, but this is huge. Not only is it true, its even more powerful that its acknowledged by an Asian. Continue reading

Black Students Rally in Defense of White Teacher Who Used N-Word in Class

Teacher, Lynne Pierce

*Black and white students alike are rushing to the defense of their history teacher, Lynne Pierce, who has come under scrutiny for using the N-word while creating a “For example” situation. One of the students got offended and went to the principal’s office.

I know these are racially-charged times. But I swear…

It is times like this, in this particular instance, that I am reminded of how important the use of Discernment is.

The incident took place at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia and the teacher, a white woman, has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is being done. Continue reading

Woman Says Her ‘White’ Daughter Is Being ‘Racially Profiled’ for Wearing Dreadlocks

dreadlocks, on white girl

*Problems seem to have arisen for a Utah girl on a spiritual journey. Caycee Cunningham studied abroad in Guatamala and discovered the Hindu religion while she was there. Now, as a result, she has worn her hair in dreadlocks – a style that apparently goes against the grain of her Utah high school.

But her mother believes the teen is being “racially profiled” at the school because she is white and wears dreadlocks, according to what she told Fox 13

“My daughter is white and there happens to be other kids in the school who happen to be other race and ethnicity, and they have hair that can’t be combed, and there’s never been an issue regarding that before,” Caycee Cunningham’s mom, Tonya Judd, told the news station. Continue reading

Sarah Palin: “…I’m the Queen of England”


*Who keeps giving Sarah “You can see Russia from my house!” Palin an open mic???

I hesitated to even fill you in on this, as we continue to extend the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee’s 15 minutes of fame, which was 14 minutes and 59 seconds longer than it should have been in the first place.  But this one takes the proverbial cake.

This time around, Palin’s taking aim at Ahmed Mohamed, the ninth grader who brought a homemade clock made from a pencil box to school and got arrested, because the clock could have been a bomb, the Huffington Post reports.

“Yep, believing that’s a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history,” Palin wrote in a Facebook post. “Right. That’s a clock, and I’m the Queen of England.” Continue reading

Uh-Oh…Now White Men Are Fighting Each Other Over ‘White Privilege’ (Look!)

Jogger (L) yells at man in khaki's (stroller guy), with black police officer in the middle. The irony alone is hysterical.
Jogger (L) yells at man in khaki’s (stroller guy), with black police officer in the middle. The irony alone is hysterical.

*Is this an act or are two white men really involved in a heated argument over the benefits of being white and gentrification.

Who knows. But New Yorker’s are accustomed to people fussing and cussing in the streets unprovoked. But in this instance two white men in downtown Brooklyn got into it after a man pushing a stroller bumped into a jogger.

There was no quick “I’m sorry’s” or “Hey man, no worries.”


The jogger, aka the one talking all the smack in the video, was all up in dude’s face, ready to fight-like, because he said the man with the stroller cussed at him for no reason. Then he went on to tell the man that the only reason white trash like him could live in the neighborhood (don’t forget, he’s white too!) is because he made it right for them to do so. Continue reading

Professor Advises Black Women to Give Up on Black Men in New Book (Watch)


*And yes, he did say it with a straight face.

Stanford University professor Ralph Richard Banks has written a book called “is Marriage for white People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone.” In a video promoting the book, Banks says “It’s time for black women to give up the good fight on marrying a black man.”

The author says black women have been carrying the burden of many of the black man’s struggles, and this is something that they should break free from.

You can imagine all the hell this raised.

In the video Banks says women think they are attracted to black men; and admits they are, but then talks about how “complicated” attraction is.

“One of the things that I discovered in the course of writing this book is that there is a whole host of fears and desires and anxieties that animate the black woman’s attraction to black men,” Banks claims.

What, you ask, does that mean?

Your guess is as good as mine. But in an article Banks wrote for the Wall Street Journal he does mention that 70% of black women are married, but are they married to black men, is the question. Continue reading