This Week in Racism
A casting call for the upcoming NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, has people riled up due to its favoring of light-skinned black actresses over darker skinned blacks. Why is light skin still seen as somehow better?
A recent editorial on TIME.com suggested that white gay men are stealing black culture. What the writer fails to understand is that much of modern black pop culture is stolen from gay people—specifically, everything about Beyonce.
In honor of our nation's birthday, I'm focusing instead on racism in other countries—the racist Australian caught on tape using slurs against a Chinese woman, a KKK flag in Belfast, and of course, Rob Ford. USA! USA! USA!
Hood Prank videos are some of the most popular pieces of content on the internet. White people go to the ghetto and play cruel tricks on unsuspecting black people, such as stealing their phones, staging fake murders, and forcing them to watch magic.
New emojis include the middle finger, the Vulcan hand salute, an optical disc icon, a chipmunk, and a black droplet. But no black people.
His Holiness took the start of the World Cup to call for soccer fans around the world to reject the racism that has often defined the sport around the globe.
Two videos have surfaced that feature pop star/juvenile delinquent/Canadian Justin Bieber using racial slurs when he was just a child. He's apologized, and black celebrities like Lil Wayne and Whoopi Goldberg have jumped to his defense.
Artists in Norway built a recreation of the "Congo Village," a human zoo that attracted white patrons who were eager to gawk at tribal Africans held in captivity. Human zoos were a sad, but common attraction in Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The internet outrage machine is fully operational after walking meme Macklemore was chastized for wearing a costume that looked pretty anti-semetic on stage.
An 82-year-old police commissioner in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, was caught calling President Obama the N-word in public. He admits everything and refuses to apologize.
He recounts a story where a girl called him the "n-word" and threw a soda at him, which lead him to hate all white people when he was in high school.
As if his year couldn't get any worse, Donald Sterling has also been banned from the Bunny Ranch, a famous house of legal prostitution near Carson City, Nevada. No tears for Caesar.