Race

Film

'Widows' Isn't the Feminist Triumph You Think It Is

Mainstream media still struggles to accurately portray the impacts of racial and economic oppression in the lives of women.
Amirah Mercer
2 days ago
Culture

Yes, I’m Tired of Asking Black Actors About Diversity Too

In our efforts to further the “diversity question,” journalists are overlooking the very things transforming Hollywood.
Noel Ransome
2 days ago
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

When Racism Anchors Your Health

An exploration of health disparities in America shows that even if you’re a black American in 2018 with a sound bank account, you can’t buy whiteness.
George Johnson
4 days ago
tv

Stan Lee Was a True Ally for People of Color

Beyond the art, comic books, and heroes, Stan Lee chose to support diversity and the civil rights movement in a way few people did.
Noel Ransome
11.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Flight Attendants Questioned a Black Doctor for Helping a Sick Passenger

Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford claims they asked for her credentials twice, then grilled her on whether she was "actually an MD."
Arimeta Diop
11.2.18
RACISM

Al Roker's Doc Brown Halloween Costume Wasn't Whiteface, You Dummies

My fellow white Americans, please shut up and listen already.
Kara Weisenstein
11.1.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

Don’t Waste Your Privilege. Share It.

Instead of concealing the truth or cementing ourselves in a chamber of guilt for the often unearned opportunities and access that privilege has afforded us, we must, as the Black feminist activist Brittany Packnett says, “spend our privilege.”
Blair Imani
10.26.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Even Megyn Kelly's Coworkers Slammed Her for Those Blackface Comments

"She owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country," Al Roker said.
River Donaghey
10.24.18
Race

The Many Ways Well-Intentioned White People Are Still Low-Key Racist

“You don't sound black."
Janae Price
10.17.18
Culture

Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race

A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as a person of color.
Noel Ransome
10.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A White Woman Allegedly Called the Cops on a Guy for Babysitting While Black

"It's 2018 and this is what I have to deal with."
Arimeta Diop
10.10.18
tv

‘Jack Ryan’ Introduces a New Archetype: The Guilty White Saviour

This trope will be haunting us for years to come.
Tari Ngangura
9.27.18
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