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Another Ohio Police Department Hires
the Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Another Ohio Police Department Hires the Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice

Timothy Loehmann, the former Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, will soon have another badge and gun.

Race? Economics? IT'S BOTH.  Race? Economics? IT'S BOTH. 

“Inequality,” particularly of the economic variety, can seem abstract. It sometimes fails to move us as much as it should. Some delight in positioning it as somehow separate and apart from the concerns of “identity politics.” IT’S ALL THE SAME THING.

Tear Them All Down Tear Them All Down

In North Carolina last night, a Confederate monument came down. That’s a start.

The Conveniently Dishonest Bret Stephens Racism Standard  The Conveniently Dishonest Bret Stephens Racism Standard 

If you are a racist—or, far more likely, a Very Nice Person who just tolerates and enables racism through inaction—there is absolutely nothing you love more than an opportunity for a good old false equivalence. And today is Bret Stephens’ lucky day!

Uh Oh: White People Are Greedy  Uh Oh: White People Are Greedy 

Due in large part to a centuries-long system of slavery, racial terrorism, and institutionalized discrimination, the average black household in America has less than a dime for every dollar a white household has. But guess who is more generous when it comes to charity donations?

The Racist Fixation on the 'White Working Class' The Racist Fixation on the 'White Working Class'

A rule of thumb that is pretty useful: Any political figure who says that they want to help the “white working class” is much more interested in helping white people than in helping the working class.

Not Your Negroni: How a Mississippi Drink Menu Shook Up a City’s Deep Race Tensions Not Your Negroni: How a Mississippi Drink Menu Shook Up a City’s Deep Race Tensions

“Never let a white man know how much you really do know about anything except hard work,” John Dabney once said to his son, Wendell. Dabney was born a slave in 1824 and employed out to a railroad restaurant by Cora Williamson DeJarnette, a widow who lived off his wages for several decades. Dabney became known among…

Look At This Fucking Chart Look At This Fucking Chart

Here’s a headline that goes a long ways in describing the political hell of our current moment, published today by The Washington Post: “Democrats and Republicans are increasingly divided on the value of teaching black history.”

Pandora's Bizarre Guide to Understanding People of Color Is Capitalist Dystopia at Its Finest Pandora's Bizarre Guide to Understanding People of Color Is Capitalist Dystopia at Its Finest

One of the cool things about modern capitalism is how utterly patronizing and infantilizing it is. Ads are written in language that barely makes sense with the assumption that everyone reading them is a moron. You might therefore think that the advertisers are the morons, but no, it is you, somehow, who is the idiot!

Comic: Does Black Panther Pass the 'Black Bechdel Test'? Comic: Does Black Panther Pass the 'Black Bechdel Test'?

Keith Knight is the cartoonist behind the K Chronicles, The Knight Life, and (t)hink. More of his work can be seen at kchronicles.com.

Rewatching Master of None After the Aziz Ansari News Rewatching Master of None After the Aziz Ansari News

Last month, babe.net published a pseudonymous account of a date between “Grace” and the actor and comedian Aziz Ansari. Their evening together ended after they engaged in sexual activity, despite her repeated verbal and non-verbal signals that she didn’t want to.

American Students Are Being Taught a Bunch of Bullshit About Slavery American Students Are Being Taught a Bunch of Bullshit About Slavery

A new report released this week shows American teenagers have been left shockingly ignorant by their schools when it comes to understanding slavery.

Sterling K. Brown Is the First Black Man to Win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Sterling K. Brown Is the First Black Man to Win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama

It’s not that surprising that Sterling K. Brown won a Golden Globe for his performance in This Is Us, but his win does mark a historic first for the awards. Brown became the first black man to win the award for Best Actor in a drama in the award’s 75 year history.

Well It Turns Out This Isn't The Year That the Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Page Stops Being Racist Well It Turns Out This Isn't The Year That the Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Page Stops Being Racist

Some people want news about mergers and acquisitions. Other people want to relive the glory years of the John Birch society. Why not offer those audiences a world-class business newspaper that comes with an insane far-right op-ed page, included free? That’s just good business sense.

2017: The Year Black Women Slayed (Again) 2017: The Year Black Women Slayed (Again)

Sources: CNN, Washington Post, Huffington Post

Why More Young Black People Are Trading In Church for African Spirituality Why More Young Black People Are Trading In Church for African Spirituality

Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.

How the Obama Administration Failed Black Homeowners How the Obama Administration Failed Black Homeowners

Before the 2008 economic recession hit, Prince George’s County was one of the wealthiest majority-black counties in America. After the U.S. housing market went into a death spiral, the Maryland county became one of the areas hit hardest by the subprime lending crisis. Between 2012 and 2013, P.G. County saw a 50…

More Than Half of White Women Plan to Vote for an Accused Sexual Predator (Again) More Than Half of White Women Plan to Vote for an Accused Sexual Predator (Again)

In the weeks since eight women have come forward with stories of Roy Moore’s habitual predation involving very young girls, the prospective senator has been creeping back into favor with all sorts of equivocating groups: the RNC, conservative evangelical pastors, presidents who have bragged about assaulting women on…

Race, Redemption, and Resilience in Netflix's Oscar Hopeful Mudbound  Race, Redemption, and Resilience in Netflix's Oscar Hopeful Mudbound 

Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees, was released today on Netflix and in select theaters. The film, based on the Hillary Jordan novel of the same name, is a subtle and dazzling saga of race, war, and family that explores what redemption means in face of unredeemable racism. 

Steve Bannon Says True Thing Steve Bannon Says True Thing

On the sensitive subject of race, we have often given Steve Bannon a hard time, just because he is a white nationalist who oversees a racist media outlet. But—credit where credit is due—in a new interview, he makes a point that, we must admit, rings very true.

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