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Nia Wilson's Murder Is Prompting Important Conversations About Racism In America

ByHannah Golden
On Sunday night, July 22, a man stabbed two girls on a BART train in Oakland, California, killing 18-year-old Nia Wilson and critically injuring her sister Lahtifa, both women of color. The suspect, who was arrested on Monday, July 23, is a white…

JAY-Z's Song "The Story Of O.J." Has A Really Deep Meaning You Might Not Have Realized

ByKelli Boyle
JAY-Z leads this year's Grammy nominations with eight total nominations, including noms in the Album of the Year and Record of the Year categories. The rapper has been nominated for 66 Grammys over the course of his career and has won 21. Beyoncé…

Eric Trump Defended His Dad Against Accusations Of Racism & It's So Cringeworthy

ByShelby Black
It can't be an easy task being Donald Trump's son, especially right now. Following Jan. 11, when President Trump reportedly referred to Haiti and African countries as "sh*thole countries" during a White House meeting, the current president has been…

Doctor Tweets About Racism She Faces Regularly In The ER And It's Heartbreaking

ByBrenda Santana
After the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past Saturday, racial tensions in the United States have been at an all time high. Aside from the trolls who've used social media to continuously perpetuate hate and intolerance,…

Michelle Obama Opens Up About How Racism Affected Her Time As First Lady

ByMarquaysa Battle
Michelle Obama might have handled her time as the First Lady of the United States like a real-life version of superwoman, thanks to her kick-ass speeches, dresses, and humanitarian causes. But that doesn't mean she never felt down during the eight…

In '4:44,' JAY-Z Shows How Racism Affects All Black People, Regardless Of Class

ByMarquaysa Battle
JAY-Z released his 13th album, 4:44, on Thursday, June 30 to a frenzy of hungry fans who waited online until midnight to hear what the legend has to say after years without a full album release. People can't stop talking about the juicy info he…

LeBron James And 7 Other Athletes Who Couldn't Escape Racism

ByJoseph Milord
A day before the start of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was expected to talk only about basketball. Instead, on Wednesday, James spoke to reporters about the n-word being spray painted onto the front gate of his California home. Speaking before the…

Grade Schools Are Having A Huge Issue With Racism And We Need To Talk About It

ByMarquaysa Battle
Principal Christine Hoffman, leader of an elementary school in St. Petersburg, Florida, sent out a seemingly racist email to the rest of her staff. In a letter about classroom rosters for the new school year, the Tampa Bay Times reports that the…

Racism Against White Basketball Players Is The 'All Lives Matter' Of The NCAA

ByJoseph Milord
LaVar Ball did it again. The father of NBA prospect, Lonzo Ball (and future UCLA players LiAngelo and LaMelo), has created headlines for yet another outrageous comment. This time, instead of bragging about Lonzo's talent, he threw his son's…

Why 'The Godfather's' Words On Racism Are Still Relevant Today

ByJoseph Milord
Since today marks the day "The Godfather" star Marlon Brando was born, I'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Name just one of the deceased actor's famous lines. I can already tell what you're thinking: "A man who doesn't spend time with his…

Black Women Tweet About Racism In The Office, And Their Stories Are Awful

ByMarquaysa Battle
On Tuesday, Bill O'Reilly cracked a distasteful (read: racist AF) joke about Congresswoman Maxine Waters during a Fox News segment. His comment — comparing Waters' hair to a James Brown wig— seemed like an attempt to undermine her speech in…

Diddy Is Being Sued For 'Reverse Racism,' And It's As Ridiculous As It Sounds

ByJoseph Milord
The headlines are worth scratching your head over: "Five white men are suing Diddy, for discriminating against white men." Um, ok. Dig a little deeper, get to the specifics and the story still seems a little odd. It seems five white men are suing…

7 Frustrations Black People Have That Dave Chapelle Turned Into Comedy

ByJoseph Milord
The significance of Dave Chappelle's comeback can be summed up by just two sentences he said last month. During a party he threw at NBA All-Star Weekend, he said, I turned down $50 million and floundered for 10 years. And I made $60 million last…

What The Latest Supreme Court Ruling Means For The Future Of Racism In The US

ByJoseph Milord
The Supreme Court made a big decision this week. On Monday, five of eight justices ruled that a verdict in a court case could be thrown out it is determined that racism played a role during the jury's deliberation. For his official opinion on the…

If You Don't 'See' That Racism Exists, It's Because You Don't Want To

ByJoseph Milord
When you think about black history, it's easy to point out the most important names that come to mind. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Frederick Douglass line the pages of almost every child's history book. The reason you know them is because…

Video Of Gigi Hadid Imitating Buddha Has Internet Accusing Her Of Racism Again

ByKaylin Pound
It's no secret Gigi Hadid loves doing impersonations. Remember that time she did a terrifying impression of Melania Trump at the AMAs? Well, it turns out the first lady isn't the only one falling victim to Gigi's awful impressions these…

Why The Porn Industry Is Actually Really Racist

ByBobby Box
Last week, I attended the 34th annual AVN Awards and Expo. I learned a lot on this venture (good and bad), but one of the most compelling yet disheartening lessons I learned was just how racist the porn industry has been and continues to be. This…

How I Plan To Use My White Male Privilege To Combat Racism In America

ByJohn Haltiwanger
You're probably familiar with the saying, "The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one." Well, here it goes: America is a racist country. Allow me to clarify. This does not mean all Americans are racist. This does not mean you,…

I Use Self-Responsibility To Deal With The Racism I Face Every Day

ByMansal Denton
Growing up in an affluent southern neighborhood of approximately 90 percent Caucasians was challenging for me as a mixed race child. I remember close friends making jokes about my race and skin tone. My mother made it clear how others would be more…

Racists Respond To Hillary Clinton's Speech On Racism — With More Racism

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Hillary Clinton went in on Donald Trump in a speech she delivered in Reno, Nevada on Thursday. The former secretary of state focused on the "alt-right" and the intolerance that's characterized much of Trump's presidential campaign. Clinton…

The Minnesota Governor Just Declared The Castile Shooting An Act Of Racism

ByAlexandra Svokos
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton called the police shooting of Philando Castile a racially motivated act on Thursday. Philando Castile was pulled over while driving — with his girlfriend and her daughter in the car — for a busted tail light. Castile…

There's Finally Proof The War On Drugs Began Because Of Racism

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. With just 5 percent of the global population, the US possesses 25 percent of all the world's prisoners. At the center of all this is the War on Drugs, a costly, futile, decades-long…

John Legend Just Slayed Donald Trump's Son On Racism In One Simple Tweet

ByGillian Fuller
John Legend is not pulling any punches when it comes to his feelings about GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. After hundreds of protesters showed up at Donald Trump's rally in Chicago on Friday night — forcing the presidential hopeful to cancel the event…

Mark Zuckerberg Just Made A Really Powerful Point About Racism

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Black Lives Matter is arguably the most important and influential social movement of our era. It's helped inspire an ongoing nationwide conversation regarding race, police brutality and the deeply flawed nature of the US criminal justice system,…

It's Time To Understand The Difference Between Racism And Prejudice

ByIrene Sarumi
Let's talk racism. I'm black, and I'm a woman. I'm a lot of other things, but I live with those two traits with every day. They aren't characteristics I can hide or shy away from. Since this is my first time really delving into a nitty gritty…

Why 'Racism' Should Be A Subject In Every American School

ByJohn Haltiwanger
I taught US history at a high school in Maryland for a brief period after college. When we got to the topic of slavery, which didn't take long in terms of the chronology of American history, a student raised his hand and asked me perhaps the most…

9 Things Black People Wish White People Would Understand About Racism

ByAriel Julia Hairston
In recent months, there has been a lot of buzz on social media from white people who think black people genuinely hate them. I can't speak for the black extremists out there, but I can confidently say most black people do not hate all white people.…

Why Ignoring Incidents Of Racism Will Only Silence Black Voices

ByBrittany King
On Tuesday night at around 8 pm, I got a call from my best friend about a threat being made to students on the University of Missouri campus, via the popular anonymous social media app, Yik Yak. For the next four hours, we watched our Twitter…

Twitter Users Reveal Experiences With Racism In College Using #BlackOnCampus

ByStacey Leasca
On Monday, University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resigned following protests over his response to race-related incidents on the school's campus. In the days following his resignation, students staged public protests on the campus to…

The Unique Outrage Of Excusing Racism By Saying 'I Have A Black Friend'

ByBrittany King
In case you missed it, on Monday, a video surfaced of a policeman in Columbia, South Carolina dragging and pulling a black student from her desk as her classmates and teacher watched. Almost immediately, conversation and speculation swirled around…

10 Ways White People Can Stand Against Racism In Their Communities

ByEve Stern
Since the death of Mike Brown, an unarmed young black man who was shot and killed by police this past August, the media have given significantly more attention to the constant discrimination and hate crimes that communities of color in America…

Why Kelly Osbourne's Comment Does Not Equate Her With Donald's Racism

BySeanne Murray
I’ve been a huge fan of "The View" over the years and have hung in there with the hosts playing musical chairs. I endured the faux and real fighting, the inability to listen to varying opinions (resulting in walkouts and snap backs), the skinny…

Condemning Hulk Hogan’s Racism Shows How Ignorant We Are About Racism

ByJoseph Milord
Honestly, it's been really hard trying to be offended by Hulk Hogan's comments. I mean, here is Hulk Hogan, supposed racist, free to be as racist as he wants in a private, candid setting, and the best he could come up with is,"I am racist, to a…

Taylor Vs Nicki: How The VMA Nominations Highlight Racism In America

ByRobbie Salapuddin
By now, many of you have heard about the Twitter "fued" between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. On Tuesday, Minaj posted some subtle tweets about her music videos "Anaconda" and "Feeling Myself" being snubbed out of MTV's VMAs for Video of the…

How Conservatives Deny Racism Is A Problem, While Proving That It Is

ByDane Phillips
On June 17, a young white man entered a predominantly black church in Charleston, SC and killed nine people, all black. Survivors quickly informed friends, family and authorities the shooter had made racist comments during his rampage. Based on…

Powerful Video Shows Why We Can't Ignore America's History Of Racism

ByEitan Levine
America's history of racism has clear, shameful roots dating back to slavery. The Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that “provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the…

How The Media Continues To Foster Racism In America

ByEmily Brookshire
Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent at The Atlantic and the author of "The Beautiful Struggle," manages to encapsulate the narrative of 2015 in 27 words: “An America that looks away is ignoring not just the sins of the past but the sins of…

Obama Drops The N-Word During Candid Conversation About Racism In The US

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The recent shooting in Charleston is one of the most tragic and heartbreaking incidents in recent memory, and it urged the nation toward deeper rumination on both the frequency of mass shootings and the issue of racism. Last week, President Obama…

Racism Ruined The Integrity Of Baseball's Records Long Before Steroids Did

ByJoseph Milord
In comes the 1-1 pitch, and Alex Rodriguez sends a belt-high changeup deep to center field for the 661st home run of his career, moving him past Willie Mays on the all-time list. Not a peep. Two weeks later, he turns on an 0-1 breaking ball, lifting…

Why You Must Acknowledge Racism Exists In Order To End It

ByMeagan Lopez
I grew up in Baltimore and went to an inner city arts school — the same one Tupac and Jada Pinkett Smith attended. As a (mostly) half-black and half-white school, it was a utopia for peace, love and discipline. We would often go to other Baltimore…

Why Abolishing Greek Life Won't End Racism

ByLizzy Tan
University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity has been in the national spotlight after a video surfaced of a few fraternity members shouting a racist chant aboard a party bus. The OU chapter, which has since been disbanded by SAE…

Why We Need To Stop Blaming Hip-Hop For Racism

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The now infamous video of SAE frat bros exuberantly chanting racist slurs is undeniably disgusting. Yet, unfortunately, it's not all that surprising. Racism is alive and well in America. It's a tragic product of this country's short but convoluted…

Will It Ever Be Possible To Eliminate Racism In Soccer?

BySean Melia
The soccer world has been dotting headlines in the last few weeks with racist fans using public transportation, former managers bemoaning the number of black players in the Italian youth system and violence during Africa's Cup of Nations…

Violence Discriminates: Why We Need To Wage A War On Racism

ByLiana Birke
My dad is a black man. Therefore, I am sensitive to the world on his behalf. I want to know why the country where I live and that I love has such a wild obsession with my father and the fathers and brothers of every little black girl on this…

What Amanda Knox Taught Us About The Influence Of Racism And Money In Our Court System

BySelene Nelson
This November marks seven years since the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. In that time, the names of two of the three people convicted -- Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito -- have filled immeasurable slots on the news and have been…

Racism Is Still The Global Issue That No One Wants To Talk About

ByJohn Haltiwanger
In the aftermath of the unsettling shooting of an unarmed African-American teen, Michael Brown, the United States is once again facing many tough questions surrounding racism and injustice. Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, by a…

Mike Brown's Death Proves That Even Though It's 2014, Racism Is Alive And Well In America

ByJohn Haltiwanger
It's a headline that feels all too familiar in this country, "unarmed black teen shot and killed." On August 9, an 18-year-old named Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was unarmed. Ferguson is an impoverished suburb of…

5 Incredible Moments In Sports History When Athletes Stood Up Against Racism

ByJoseph Milord
We'd like to think of sports as another world, one that is a built upon a meritocracy. Relatively devoid of the bias, politics and classism that quite simply ruins lives; sports, in themselves, can sometimes seem like a getaway from the real…