Why Do Black People Think So Much of Race…?

Black people get that question put to us a lot more often than you would think. It is generally followed by the statement, ‘well…I don’t see color’ or ‘things have changed’ accompanied by a raised eyebrow of incredulity. Unlike the police or people who believe in witchcraft, people of color cannot take off their skin…

A mini-lesson in how media treat Black victims and white perpetrators

Needless to say, this is appalling. See? Kyle Rittenhouse simply wanted to help. He’s a good (i.e., white) boy deep down. I mean, we can understand Rittenhouse, right? He’s a vigilante! Like Batman! Gotham is corrupt, y’all! Tucker: How shocked are we that 17 year olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when…

These Black Voices for Trump folks look really, really white to me

Maybe I need to take better care of my eyes — aside from the daily self-administered glaucoma treatments — but damn if these Black Voices for Trump folks don’t look lily white to me. x Today is the opening of the 'Black voices for Trump' office in Tallahassee. Do you notice anything strange? Look closely. pic.twitter.com/A7stxfSgLm— RacerxJax…

Trump mocks Black Lives Matter protests and mask-wearing in one fell swoop

Jesus Christ, this asshole. At yesterday’s coronavirus presser/super-spreader event in Bedminster, New Jersey, Donald Trump sarcastically referred to the WASPy weirdos in attendance as “peaceful protesters.” It was his way of excusing their flouting of social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines. Because he’s just that big of a prick. Huffington Post: At the news conference held…

Beto O'Rourke Launches GOTV Events Focused On Black Voter Turn Out In Texas

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered by People: Today, we're excited to share one of our most expansive efforts yet. Powered by People is joining the Texas Democratic Party and the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats to reach out and contact every Black voter in Texas through…

hate charges for CA couple who defaced a Black Lives Matter street mural

Reactionaries just do their Chad/Karen thing, believing that their speech rights trump others. In this case municipally sanctioned street murals do have some protections. x A Martinez, California couple defaced a Black Lives Matter street mural hours after it was complete, using black paint 😡 pic.twitter.com/RBJyMel4EV— HOT 97 (@HOT97) July 6, 2020 In California, two…

Bryant Gumbel: The Black Tax

There is no image to accompany the brief video that is the reason I am posting this entry. This week Bryant Gumbel devoted his “Real Sports”  show to the issues that have arisen since the police murder of George Floyd, including reactions across the Sports World, and combined that with looking at the impact of…