RACISM

News

Some Questions for Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister Who Loves Brownface (and Blackface)

Justin Trudeau wants Canadians to forgive his racism—but he hasn't explained why we should.
Manisha Krishnan
16 hours ago
Canada Election 2019

There’s a Third Incident of Justin Trudeau in Racist Makeup

The prime minister, running for reelection, is facing calls for his resignation.
Steven Zhou
20 hours ago
JUSTIN TRUDEAU

Now There's a Video of Justin Trudeau in Blackface

It's the third instance of the Canadian Prime Minister in a racist get-up, that we know of.
Tim Marcin
21 hours ago
drugs-health

Banning Flavored Vapes Might Be Good for Teens. It Also Might Be Racist

It seems awful strange to some experts that the feds are rushing to ban menthol e-cigs even as deadly menthol cigarettes remain on the market.
Alex Norcia
a day ago
food news

Baltimore Crab Restaurant Changes Dress Code After Being Accused of Blatant Discrimination

Prohibited items of clothing included baggy clothing, "athletic attire," "jerseys except on game days for Baltimore teams," and work boots.
Jelisa Castrodale
a day ago
mind

Keeping Up Appearances As a 'Model Minority' Can Have Serious Mental Health Consequences

The importance of maintaining "face" in Asian cultures goes back thousands of years. In the US, where Asian Americans also grapple with a rampant high-achiever stereotype, people are suffering silently.
Shayla Love
9.10.19
RACISM

Mississippi Wedding Venue Cited “Our Christian Race” as Excuse for Not Serving Interracial Couple

A viral video prompted an apology that acknowledged interracial relationships aren’t addressed in the Bible to begin with
Emma Ockerman
9.3.19
ALABAMA

Alabama's Governor Totally Forgot She Did a Super-Racist Skit in College

"I still don’t recall ever dressing up in overalls or in blackface," Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said.
Emma Ockerman
8.29.19
Far right

Here’s How Big Far Right Social Network Gab Has Actually Gotten

Gab has experienced a huge growth spurt in the first half of 2019, a worrying sign of the spread of hateful ideologies and radicalization online.
David Gilbert
8.16.19
immigration

Trump Is Now Going to Make Life Hell for Immigrants With Disabilities

Trumps's new "public charge" rule would deny a visa or green card to immigrants who rely on government assistance.
Emma Ockerman
Morgan Baskin
Gaby Del Valle
8.16.19
labor

Here’s the Memo About the ‘Burden of Being Black at Google’

Read the full memo written by a departing Google employee on his experience as a Black person at Google.
Motherboard Staff
8.15.19
labor

Google Employee Writes Memo About ‘The Burden of Being Black at Google’

“Over the last 5 years I’ve heard co-workers spew hateful words about immigrants, boast unabashedly about gentrifying neighborhoods, mockingly imitate people who speak different languages, reject candidates of color without evidence because of ‘fit.’"
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.15.19
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