Texas Superintendent Resigns After Racist Deshaun Watson Comment Goes Viral

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Less than one week after Onalaska superintendent Lynn Redden made a Facebook post saying “you can’t count on the black quarterback” in regards to Houston Texans’ star QB Deshaun Watson, Redden has resigned.

The Onalaska Independent School District’s Board of Trustees accepted Redden’s resignation after a special meeting held on Saturday morning, per ABC 13.

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Redden’s position came under fire when he made a public comment on the Houston Chronicle‘s Facebook page criticizing Watson’s play following the Texans 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Redden wrote,, “That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL,” and “When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a black quarterback.”

The Onalaska ISD wrote on their Faceoobk page, “Onalaska ISD regrets that an inappropriate comment has been attributed to the District’s Superintendent. The OISD does not condone negative comments or actions against any race. The District values every individual and therefore the District will take the appropriate measures to address the situation expeditiously and completely.”

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Tamera Mowry Says Her Husband Is Not Racist (VIDEO)

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On Tuesday’s episode of The Real, co-host Tamera Mowry declared that her husband, Adam Housley, is not racist despite his former employment at Fox News. “There are certain people that think my husband is racist because he worked for a certain channel,” Mowry said. “I am going to look in that camera right there and let everybody […]

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Mel Gibson’s New Police Brutality Movie Is a Vile, Racist Right-Wing Fantasy

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VENICE, Italy — Two years ago, the Venice Film Festival hosted the world premiere of Hacksaw Ridge, a World War II drama directed by Mel Gibson. The film marked Gibson’s first turn behind the camera in a decade, since he’d drunkenly slurred “the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” pleaded guilty to battering his then-partner Oksana Grigorieva, and was caught on audio saying she was “asking” to be “raped by a pack of n*ggers.” Despite never demonstrating much in the way of genuine contrition, he was treated to a prolonged standing ovation on the Lido—the opening salvo of a “comeback tour” replete with rave reviews, a $ 175 million box office gross, and six Academy Award nominations. This fuck you attitude, coupled with a rich history of racism, misogyny and homophobia, has elevated Gibson to folk-hero status among the far-right. He is their Oprah. 

And they’re going to be very happy with his new film.

Making its world premiere in Venice, Dragged Across Concrete’s premise is as follows: a pair of detectives, Brett Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and Anthony Lurasetti (Vince Vaughn) are caught on tape applying excessive force to a Hispanic prisoner in handcuffs, in the form of Ridgeman grinding his boot into the man’s neck until it emits a cracking sound. (During the bust, Ridgeman and Lurasetti also mock a scared, naked Latina suspect, claiming they can’t understand what she’s saying due to her accent. Both scenes are played for laughs.) With the tape destined to go viral, Ridgeman and Lurasetti are suspended for six weeks without pay, though the chief of police (Don Johnson) is sympathetic to their plight, delivering a rambling sermon about how being branded a “racist” today is akin to getting labeled a “communist” in the 1950s—or, to quote the president, this is a WITCH HUNT! and these two violent cops are the real victims.

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‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Star Israel Broussard Outed for Racist, Homophobic Tweets and ‘Likes’

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Netflix’s most successful attempt yet at the lost art of the romantic comedy, made a lot of people very happy. The adaptation of Jenny Han’s 2014 young-adult novel is funny, heart-hurting, and, most importantly, pure: from John Corbett’s teary-eyed, wine-sipping portrayal of a sensitive dad to protagonist Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) becoming the star of her very own romance.

To help Lara out of her journal and into the wild world of hot tub hookups and couples’ Instagram posts, Covey has two potential love interests: Josh Sanderson, her best friend who also happens to be her sister’s boyfriend, and Peter Kavinsky, a high school heartthrob with a lax bro exterior who really just wants to sit next to Lara Jean on the ski trip bus and open up to her about his deadbeat dad. While Peter Kavinsky is the highest quality crush this film has to offer—I present the following tweets, and rest my case—Lara Jean starts out pretty stuck on the emo boy next door, Josh Sanderson. It’s not outlandish; Israel Broussard (who plays Josh) and Noah Centineo (Peter) are both snacks. Plus, anyone who hasn’t mistook a collection of flannel shirts and severe mopey-ness for a personality has never been in high school.

Josh Sanderson and Peter Kavinsky are not real-life teens—they’re high school archetypes-turned-fantasies, and both the actors who portray them are in their early 20s. But To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a rare opportunity to suspend disbelief, put aside adult skepticism for a little while, and watch a smart, funny, Korean-American protagonist straddle her happy ending. So, how dare that Bon Iver wannabe Josh Sanderson—or, more accurately, the actor Israel Broussard—puncture the TATBILB bubble and make everything bad again.

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45 GREAT MOMENTS IN BLACK BUSINESS – NO. 8: Black Business Leaders Rebuke Japanese Prime Minister’s Racist Remarks

BLACK ENTERPRISE celebrates the 45th anniversary of its roster of the nation’s most successful black businesses—The BE 100s. To commemorate the significance of this collective’s widespread impact on black business and economic development as well as American industry over four decades, we have presented 45 milestone moments. As part of this tribute, we continue our yearlong countdown.  

1986: Black Business Leaders Clapback at Racist Statement

After making what many considered derogatory remarks about blacks and other American ethnic groups, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone got a strong rebuttal from some of the nation’s top black business leaders infuriated with the comments.

The controversy came in 1986 when the former prime minister was speaking to his ruling Liberal Democratic Party, reportedly telling them that blacks, Latinos, and, other minorities tug down the educational levels of the United States.

Responding to the Japanese leader’s speech suggesting that the racially homogeneous country was “intellectually” superior to the U.S. because of “black people, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans,” African American business leaders led by BE 100 CEOs including Clarence Avant, Comer Cottrell, George Johnson, Byron Lewis, and Earl G. Graves, pressed for an apology and reciprocal trade in a full-page ad in The New York Times.

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Nakasone apologized for his remarks a week after making them. “Let me make one thing very clear,” Nakasone said in the apology. “I have always firmly believed that America’s greatness derives from the dynamism and achievements of her many ethnic communities. It was not my intent whatsoever to imply any racial discrimination nor to criticize any aspect of American society.”

Still, Nakasone never recanted his statements, attracting strong negative reactions from African Americans across the country and members of Congress. At the same time, the then Reagan administration did not offer an immediate reaction, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Rep. Esteban Torres (D-Calif.), chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, urged Nakasone to retract the statement. The Congressional Black Caucus sent a telegram to the Japanese Embassy in Washington asking for an urgent clarification of the remarks.
Prominent black leaders, including Earl G. Graves, founder and publisher of Black Enterprise; Clarence Page, a member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board; and, civil rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, were among those who denounced Nakasone’s statements.

Some Japanese-Americans joined black, Hispanic, and other leaders in demanding an apology from Nakasone. During a meeting at the time with the Japanese Ambassador, Nobuo Matsunaga, the leaders, spearheaded by Jackson, called Nakasone’s remarks an ”insult” to all Americans, but especially the mentioned groups, and demanded an immediate apology.

”Whether the meaning of the words had to do with intelligence or literacy, it was an insult,” Jackson said in a letter delivered to Ambassador Matsunaga. ”We in this country have spent too much time fighting stereotypes, including those against Asian-Americans, to tolerate the perpetuation of stereotypes from Asians against our own people.”

 

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MLB Pitcher Apologizes After Racist and Homophobic Tweets Surface During All-Star Game

A pitcher’s Major League Baseball All-Star debut was tainted Tuesday night as years-old racist, homophobic and sexist tweets from his account surfaced and started to trend on Twitter during the game.

Immediately afterwards, Josh Hader, a 24-year-old Milwaukee Brewers pitcher, apologized and told reporters he was “young, immature and stupid” when he posted the tweets.

“There’s no excuse for what was said, and, you know, I’m deeply sorry for what I’ve said and what’s been going on,” he said. “It doesn’t reflect any of my beliefs going on now.”

The tweets, many of them from seven years ago when Hader was 17, spurred controversy and uproar from MLB fans and viewers during the All-Star game.

Hader’s Twitter account did not appear to be active Wednesday morning. According to screenshots shared by numerous Twitter users, Hader posted tweets in 2011 that included racist, sexist and homophobic slurs – including one that read “white power.”

Months after posting the tweets, Hader was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2012 MLB draft. He joined the Brewers in 2015.

“I assume when you’re a kid you just tweet what’s on your mind,” Hader said Tuesday night.

Hader gave up a 3-run home run during his appearance in the All-Star game, which helped the American League defeat Hader’s National League team 8-6.

The MLB has not yet released a statement regarding the situation, but Dan Halem, the league’s chief legal officer, said baseball officials may consider commenting later this week, according to the Los Angeles Times. Hader told reporters after the MLB All-Star game he is willing to accept any punishment that comes as a result of the tweets.

As the controversy unraveled during the game, fans wearing shirts with Hader’s name reportedly turned them inside out and officials gave members of his family wearing his jersey generic ones, according to Yahoo Sports.

Hader’s racist tweets are just the latest to raise questions about whether young athletes should be held responsible for their behavior on social media in the past. With the internet, the racist, homophobic, sexist or offensive thoughts of a teenager can be resurfaced years later. Earlier this year, a number of tweets with racist language from top NFL draft pic Josh Allen emerged, according to Yahoo Sports.

Allen, who drafted to the Buffalo Bills, had a similar excuse for the tweets. The 22-year-old told ESPN he was “young and dumb” when he posted the tweets several years ago in high school.

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Hulk Hogan Speaks Out After WWE Reinstatement Following Suspension for Racist Slur

Hulk Hogan spoke out on Sunday, July 15, after he was reinstated in the WWE Hall of Fame following a three-year suspension over his use of racist language.

“Just met with the @WWE Superstars and on all levels the volume of love and support was overwhelming,” Hogan, 64, tweeted on Sunday. “I’ve been praying for this day and I finally feel like I made it back home. Only Love 4 the #WWEUNIVERSE brother HH.”

The WWE announced earlier on Sunday that the wrestler’s suspension had been lifted, three years after he was dumped from the wrestling organization following the leak of a conversation in which he was heard saying a racial slur.

“This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake,” WWE said in a statement on Sunday. “These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.”

Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, was fired and removed from the WWE’s website in 2015 after portions of a sex tape, which was part of his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the website Gawker, revealed the popular wrestler using the N-word when talking about his daughter Brooke Hogan‘s sex life. He went on to win a $ 115 million settlement in the lawsuit.

Hogan apologized for his comments, telling Us Weekly in a statement in July 2015 that there was “no excuse” for his offensive language.

“I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs. It is not who I am. I continue to work every day to improve as a person, and this matter is an important learning experience for me in that regard,” he told Us.

Wrestler Triple H spoke to Us about a possible Hulk Hogan comeback in May this year, saying, “He’s obviously such a huge part of our history, there’s no denying his place in this business, but he’s made some huge mistakes. As he rectifies those mistakes, not only for himself but uses those mistakes to show others … that you can make mistakes and what to do and what not to do along the way, as he does that we’ll see.”

“Obviously he’s working very hard at it,” he added. “Never say never.”

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Roseanne Barr apologizes, breaks down in tears over racist tweet on podcast

Roseanne Barr broke down in tears and spoke of her immense regret over her racist Valerie Jarrett tweet in a podcast hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

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The Rise of Racist Porn

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Blacks on Blondes. Blacked. Black Bitches. Porn titles often leave little to the imagination catering, rather crassly, to stereotypes and market demand. The “interracial” genre in adult entertainment has been a consistent hit with consumers but there’s a line to be drawn between it and racism. One performer in particular has taken a stand against that most historically offensive of racial slurs.

Moe “The Monster” Johnson filed a lawsuit against director Jim Camp and Dogfart Productions for, he alleges, persuading his female white co-star, Ryan Conner, to call him the N-word on camera without his consent. Camp allegedly obtained consent from Conner before approaching Johnson with the request, which he says he shot down. As the scene came to a close, Conner allegedly addressed him with the racial slur during the “pop shot.” Johnson claims the production company offered to edit the hate speech out of the final product but according to filed court documents, the released scene still contained the offensive material.

Adult actress Layla Price says she was shocked to hear about the pending lawsuit. Price, who has worked with Moe “The Monster” Johnson and Dogfart Productions on previous occasions, recalls being in similar situations where a director has asked her to say the N-word during a scene. “I’ve worked for Dogfart about three times and each time the director’s asked me, ‘Hey, our fans really like it if you say the N-word but if you don’t want to say it that’s fine.’ And each time I’ve said ‘that’s not my thing’ and they didn’t argue with me,” says Price.

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The Rise of Racist Porn

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Blacks on Blondes. Blacked. Black Bitches. Porn titles often leave little to the imagination catering, rather crassly, to stereotypes and market demand. The “interracial” genre in adult entertainment has been a consistent hit with consumers but there’s a line to be drawn between it and racism. One performer in particular has taken a stand against that most historically offensive of racial slurs.

Moe “The Monster” Johnson filed a lawsuit against director Jim Camp and Dogfart Productions for, he alleges, persuading his female white co-star, Ryan Conner, to call him the N-word on camera without his consent. Camp allegedly obtained consent from Conner before approaching Johnson with the request, which he says he shot down. As the scene came to a close, Conner allegedly addressed him with the racial slur during the “pop shot.” Johnson claims the production company offered to edit the hate speech out of the final product but according to filed court documents, the released scene still contained the offensive material.

Adult actress Layla Price says she was shocked to hear about the pending lawsuit. Price, who has worked with Moe “The Monster” Johnson and Dogfart Productions on previous occasions, recalls being in similar situations where a director has asked her to say the N-word during a scene. “I’ve worked for Dogfart about three times and each time the director’s asked me, ‘Hey, our fans really like it if you say the N-word but if you don’t want to say it that’s fine.’ And each time I’ve said ‘that’s not my thing’ and they didn’t argue with me,” says Price.

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15 Frat Students Suspended by Syracuse University Over Racist Video

Syracuse University has suspended 15 members of the Theta Tau chapter over the weekend after they were recorded making homophobic, racist, sexist and anti-semitic remarks in videos published by The Daily Orange, the university’s independent student newspaper. “The 15 students have been suspended indefinitely for one to two years,” Karen Felter, the attorney representing the […]

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Ambien Claps Back at Roseanne for Blaming Her Racist Tweets on the Drug: ‘Racism Is Not a Known Side Effect’

The makers of popular sleep medication Ambien are speaking out in defense of the product after Roseanne attempted to blame the drug for her racist attack on Valerie Jarett.

A rep for the sleep medication issued a statement, saying:

“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world.While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

Sanofi is the pharmaceutical company under which Ambien is sold.

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ABC cancels TV’s ‘Roseanne’ hours after star’s racist ‘ape’ tweet

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s ABC network on Tuesday canceled the popular U.S. television comedy “Roseanne” after star Roseanne Barr sparked outrage by comparing a black former Obama administration official to an ape in remarks on Twitter.


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‘Drag Race’ Exclusive: Yuhua on Racist Fans and Why Monét Felt “Stuck” with Her

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from Episode 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. Proceed with caution.

On the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, the queens were tasked with creating commercials for fake dating apps. And after failing to make herself ugly enough to be considered a “Butterface,” Yuhua Hamasaki was forced to sashay away.

FANDOM caught up with the New York City queen to find out how she’s feeling after the elimination and what she thinks went wrong.

“I should have just went with my instincts and used the prosthetic nose to make myself uglier, but I was listening to my teammates and I wanted to be a team player,” she explained. “I didn’t want to be the bad one and say, ‘Hey, I’m not gonna listen to you.’”

Even still, Yuhua says she isn’t placing the blame on anyone else, adding, “It was my decision to listen to them, so it was my fault. But I have no regrets doing it.”


Yuhua and Aquaria out of drag on 'Drag Race'
Yuhua and Aquaria out of drag on 'Drag Race'

Yuhua was picked last when it came time to form teams and was eventually placed on the team of her New York sister, Monét. But since they worked together in NYC, why did Monét say she felt “stuck with Yuhua”?

“I do not know, actually,” she responded when we asked her about the shady comment. “I’m going to have to talk to her about that. We’re really good friends, actually. So I’m going to have to talk to her.”


Monet, Blair St. Clair, Yuhua, and Eureka for 'Teen Vogue'
Monet, Blair St. Clair, Yuhua, and Eureka for 'Teen Vogue'

On last night’s episode of Untucked, Aquaria and The Vixen continued their feud, and the discussion of racism (especially among fans) came up. As a Chinese drag queen, Yuhua said she’s had her own share of experiences dealing with race.

“They’re not calling me names or anything,” she said about the fans. “But they keep comparing me to previous Drag Race contestants who are Asian.”

“That’s a little bit of racism,” she added. “We don’t look alike. My make up is completely different from Kim Chi. My makeup is completely different from Manila. But they’re still saying, ‘Oh, you remind me of her.’ I don’t see it other than the fact that we’re Asian. So that’s a little bit of the racist part in there.”


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Despite being kicked off relatively early, Yuhua has the right attitude about what’s next for her.

“My place of elimination on the show does not determine my success,” she said. “My success is determined by how much I want to work — the amount of heart I’m willing to put in after the show knowing that I was given this amazing opportunity.”

But now that she’s gone, only 11 queens remain. It’s time for our weekly power rankings to try to guess who may be the next to go and who has the best chance of making it to the top.

11. Kameron Michaels


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Kameron Michaels

Kameron’s look on the feather-themed runway was mesmerizing and her ability to transform from ripped muscle dude into a stunning queen is fun to watch. But her quiet personality has left her faded into the background and her attempt at acting during the challenge hinted at struggles to come. She doesn’t deserve to go home this early, but with such a strong cast, it’s hard to imagine it being anyone else.

10. The Vixen


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 The Vixen

The Vixen is serving producers all the drama they could have ever asked for. Unfortunately, it feels like the main reason that they’re keeping her around. Her drag looks have left quite a bit to be desired and the judges’ decision to crown her the winner during a “Best Drag” runway was questionable, at best. When her feud with Aquaria (and anyone else who dares cross her path this season) gets stale, her time on the show may quickly expire.

9. Aquaria


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Aquaria

Aquaria is often the one to beat when it comes to serving fashion-forward looks on the runway, but she has yet to showcase any other major talents in the competition. She’s good enough at performing to get by, but as the pack thins out, her weaknesses will be much more exposed. Right now, most of her screen time is based on feuds with Vixen or Miz Cracker, and it’s never a good sign if that’s all you’re known for.

8. Dusty Ray Bottoms


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Dusty Ray Bottoms

Dusty’s looks have been a little hit-or-miss so far, but the self-proclaimed punk queen is clearly talented when it comes to acting and performing. She shared a heartbreaking backstory this week about her parents taking her to get an exorcism as a little gay boy and the vulnerable moment only helped serve the underdog story that the producers seem to be placing her into. If she continues to grow, she may take that underdog edit all the way to the finish line. But there’s still a little work to do before she gets there.

7. Monique Heart


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Monique Heart

Every week Monique is confused as to why she is only safe (or in the bottom, as was the case in Episode 2) and it’s honestly hard not to wonder the same thing. The queen delivered a flawless dress made of cards in the premiere’s thrift-store challenge and has been turning out looks ever since. But if the judges haven’t seen it yet, there’s a strong chance they never will. Pair that with a mediocre performance in the commercial parody and Monique may be quickly sliding down the ranking.

6. Eureka


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Eureka O'Hara

After a giant stumble in Episode 2, the Elephant Queen is back this week, landing in the top three for her commercial performance and a killer evil-queen look on the runway. The judges commented that her performance worked because it was Eureka being herself, and it’s hard to deny that her personality is why fans are drawn to her. If she can stay out of her head and focus on delivering looks and laughs, she should be able to stick around for awhile.

5. Monét X Change


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Money X Change

Monét consistently serves strong looks, delivers smart commentary, and is constantly used as a talking head between scenes. And yet, the queen has yet to land in the top so far this season. With a win or two under her belt, she should be able to sit comfortably in the top three position. But until that happens, she has to hover closer to the middle.

4. Mayhem Miller


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Mayhem Miller

Winning the first challenge of the season placed Mayhem as the one to beat, but after a major stumble that landed her in the bottom this week, it was clear that she has her fair share of weaknesses. Her reasons for not speaking up about not liking the role she had basically boiled down to her being too nice, and that’s just not a quality that will get you the crown on Drag Race. Hopefully she gets her head in the game because it is a game and she’s a major contender. But the next time she gets a role she doesn’t like, she needs to learn to make the most of it instead of pouting and giving up if she wants to remain near the top of the pack.

3. Miz Cracker


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Miz Cracker

After an insanely strong premiere episode, Cracker has not really been front and center. But just because she’s not been the focus of each episode doesn’t mean she’s not still killing it from the background. She’s one of the funniest queens of the season but puts just as much effort into her looks as she does into her jokes. As we start to lose queens, there will be more room to focus on Cracker and she will be ready to remind us why we loved her so much in Episode 1.

2. Blair St. Clair


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Blair St. Clair

While we were busy focusing on big personalities and big drama, little Blair St. Clair snuck right into the top on every single episode of the season so far. Not bad for a 22-year-old ingenue from Indianapolis. Her workroom-entrance look led many to believe that Blair would be one of the first to go, but it’s clear that she may have been underestimated. She serves us great looks that stay true to her old-Hollywood brand and she’s able to keep up in acting challenges. Welcome to the top, Blair. We’ll be watching more closely from now on.

1. Asia O’Hara


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Asia O'Hara

It sort of felt like we may have all been sleeping on Asia, but she finally got our attention by winning this week’s main challenge. Although she wasn’t necessarily the best actress of the group, the hideous faces she was making were hysterical and proved that she’s willing to go all the way for a laugh. Combine that with an amazing runway — which it should be noted, unless it’s 1994, it’s really not easy to pull off a Tweety Bird look — and Asia is no longer flying under the radar. Past queens have cited Asia as one of their drag inspirations and now the world is starting to see why. If she keeps playing like this, she should have no problem making it to the final three.

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National Geographic Confronts Its 130-Year History of Racist Reporting

After decades of publishing content that demeaned, overlooked, and stereotyped people of color, National Geographic is making an attempt to right its wrongs.

The century-old magazine, known for its exploration of geography, science, history, nature, and world cultures, announced last week that its April 2018 issue includes a scathing report about its own racist past.

“[U]ntil the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States, rarely acknowledging them beyond laborers or domestic workers,” wrote the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg in the issue’s editor letter. “Meanwhile it pictured ‘natives’ elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages—every type of cliché.”

Goldberg, the first woman and first Jewish American to be named EIC at National Geographic, said it was necessary for the publication to confront its history of perpetuating racist ideas in order move forward. In her letter, she revealed that John Edwin Mason, a professor who teaches the history of photography and African continent at the University of Virginia, was asked to dig through the magazine’s 130-year archive. In turn, he discovered an overarching context of racism in the magazine’s coverage of minority cultures, from its articles and photography to its editorial tone and choices.

For example, a photo of Aboriginal people in a 1916 article about Australia included a caption that read, “South Australian Blackfellows: These savages rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings.”

Mason’s findings will be published in “The Race Issue” next month.

“That National Geographic should not do an issue on race without understanding its own complicity in shaping understandings of race and racial hierarchy,” writes Goldberg. “National Geographic did little to push its readers beyond the stereotypes ingrained in white American culture,” she added.

In an interview with NPR, Mason noted that National Geographic often highlighted advancements in Western countries as forward-thinking and superior. On the other hand, the black and brown world was depicted as “primitive and backwards and generally unchanging,” he said. For instance, one photo portrays “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by a white man’s camera.


“The photography, like the articles, didn’t simply emphasize difference, but made difference … very exotic, very strange, and put difference into a hierarchy. And that hierarchy was very clear: that the West, and especially the English-speaking world, was at the top of the hierarchy. And black and brown people were somewhere underneath,” said Mason.

He also pointed to an article on South Africa from the 1960s that barely mentions the murders of 69 black South Africans by police during the Sharpeville Massacre. “There are no voices of black South Africans,” said the professor. “That absence is as important as what is in there. The only black people are doing exotic dances … servants or workers. It’s bizarre, actually, to consider what the editors, writers, and photographers had to consciously not see.”

Read Susan Goldberg’s editor’s note, “For Decades, Our Coverage was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It,” in full.

 

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RHOA’s Kim Zolciak Says She Received Death Threats After NeNe Leakes Called Her ‘Racist’

The fallout from #RoachGate consumed Sunday’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlantaas NeNe Leakes called Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her daughter Brielle Biermann “racist” after they claimed she lived in a “roach nest.”

Leakes’ comments made headlines back in October when she posted them publicly, along with a video Brielle had taken months earlier of black bugs crawling in a bathroom at Leakes’ house.

As fans saw in a February episode of RHOA, Kim, 39, had sent the video to the entire cast while they were in Barcelona as retaliation for Leakes’ claims that she lied about her health issues — saying Leakes was “sick” and “should be worried about karma.”

“Kim & her daughter oops whole family are racists! What her daughter did at my home… was racist, learned behavior etc,” Leakes, 50, alleged in a comment on Instagram, adding, “Kim is a calculating bio polar racist with a horrible mouth, who uses black folks for her come up.”

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Looking back on Sunday at what happened, Leakes said that she called Kim and Brielle “racists” because of their use of the term “roaches.”

“That word ‘roach’ just ain’t the word I needed to hear her saying,” Leakes said. “It sounds very racial when you are speaking to an African-American person and talk about roaches. Because people feel like you associated that with the ghetto or trash. Black people do not receive that very well.”

While Leakes admitted the comments she made online “were purely out of anger,” she said she felt justified by statements Kim had previously made.

“Do I believe Kim is a racist? Some of the things she has said would definitely make you go, ‘Hmmm,’ ” Leakes said, as a montage of questionable moments of Kim’s past time on the show played.

She also stood by her attack of Brielle, 21 — who allegedly texted Leakes’ son Brentt, 18, and invited herself over for the party, claiming she was in the neighborhood looking at her old house.

“I think Brielle is a beautiful girl. I’ve known this girl from growing up. Your kid cannot talk to an adult using fowl language and expect me to say nothing back,” Leakes said.

“They really tried to do something to hurt me or discredit my home or how beautiful my home is. They wanted to discredit that,” Leakes added. “What she did was to mean and to be vicious and to be hateful. … It’s heartbreaking. Why couldn’t just come in here and say she’s happy for me? Why she couldn’t just saying, ‘I’m happy for you girl. I’m glad that you even accomplished a goal.’ ”

But while Leakes said she felt attacked, Kim claimed she was the victim.

The mother of six claimed that after Leakes posted the video, she received death threats.

“We’ve had to hire security. I’ve had people come to the gate at my house,” she told pal Shereé Whitfield.

“She wants to pull the race card. That’s the devil, bitch,” Kim said. “She spent so many years trying to sabotage my name and I just let it roll. Now you’re f—— with my kids? ‘The whole family is racist, prejudice?’ My whole family? There’s not a racist bone in my body. Not me, my husband, or my children see color. Never have.”

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Kim went on to explain that she sent Leakes a cease and desist, which she said cost her $ 20,000.

“I don’t take this lightly. It’s one thing like I said to kind of banter back and forth and have an opinion,” Zolciak-Biermann told E!’s Daily Pop in October. “This is far beyond just having an opinion.”

“It’s inappropriate. In this day and age, people are dying over racism,” said that same month on Larry King Now. “I’m on a show with all African-American women and I’m the only one that’s ever been on the show that’s Caucasian, so it’s the card that sometimes they play and it’s gross. And I won’t allow it.”

Leakes’ response to receiving the cease and desist? “I burned it up with a lighter,” she said Sunday.

While it Kim was upset, she made it clear that she didn’t regret sending the video in the first place.

“It was a funny joke between Brielle and I. I’m her mom. She can send me whatever the f— she wants,” Kim told Kandi Burruss, saying once again that she wasn’t racist. “I don’t have this kind of drama. NeNe has portrayed me saying dumb s—. It’s nasty. I just am who I am.”

In the end, the whole cast seemed torn over who was right and who was wrong. But one thing was clear: it was going to take a lot to get these women back to the friendship they once had.

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Fans Donated Nearly $20,000 in Response to Racist Taunts Directed at Devante Smith-Pelly

Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly was berated with racial taunts while in the penalty box during a game in Chicago Saturday.

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Chinese New Year Gala Skit Featured Actress In Racist Blackface Makeup

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During what is reportedly the world’s most-watched television show, China’s Spring Festival Gala, a Chinese actress donned blackface makeup in a skit where she played an African woman. The skit aired on the nation’s state broadcast channel CCTV, which supposedly drafted to highlight the union between Kenya and China after the latter country built a high-speed railway in the African nation.

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A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television’s Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would be considered offensive.

The skit was shown Thursday night on state broadcaster CCTV and depicted the opening of a Chinese-built high-speed railway in Kenya. It featured actors in monkey and giraffe costumes, while the actress in blackface donned an exaggerated false bottom and a basket of fruit on her head.

The segment was meant to celebrate Sino-African relations, but many viewers blasted it online for cultural insensitivity.

The performance was part of CCTV’s annual Lunar New Year gala, which draws an audience of up to 800 million and is said to be one of the most watched programs in the world.

In the skit, Black women who were dressed as attendants on the newly built train system were featured, with others dressed in animal garb. The actress, Lou Naiming, in the role of a Kenyan mother praises China for bringing the rail system to the African country.

VOA adds that most who viewed the skit didn’t see it as a racist dig and instead feel that the critique of the blackface usage is overblown.

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Too Little Too Late? H&M Hires Diversity Leader In Attempt To Move Forward After Racist Hoodie Backlash

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Chuck Schumer to Colbert: Trump’s Comments ‘Nothing But Racist’

Stephen Colbert had Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on The Late Show Monday night, and he had no choice but to begin with “what historians will call ‘s-hole-gate.’”

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British Politician’s Girlfriend Sent Racist Texts About Meghan Markle

Henry Bolton, a British politician, is in hot water after his girlfriend, Jo Marney, made racist remarks about Meghan Markle.

Text messages obtained by The Mail on Sunday, on Sunday, January 14, reveal that the former model reportedly said that Prince Harry’s “black American” fianceé will “taint” the royal family with “her seed” and pave the way for a “black king.” She also described the former Suits actress as “obsessed with race,” a “dumb little commoner” and a “dumb little ‘actress’ that no one had heard of” with a “tiny brain.”

After the person she was texting called her a racist, Marney responded, “lol so what. Not wanting other races and cultures to invade your own culture doesn’t mean I hate their race. Just means I don’t want their cultures invading mine.”

Marney was immediately suspended from the United Kingdom Independent Party after the story broke.

Bolton, 54, who is in charge of the Ukip, was already facing criticism for his decision to leave the mother of his two children, Tatiana Smurova, for Marney, who he met in December. His new relationship with the 25-year-old has been the subject of scrutiny — and he is slated to attend a meeting to determine his future in the Ukip next Sunday.

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In a statement to The Mail, Marney apologized and claimed her comments had been taken out of context, saying, “No offense was intended and, again, I apologize unreservedly for any such offense or hurt that my messages have caused to members of the public, members of Ukip, my friends, family and loved ones.”

This is not the first time Markle, who is biracial, has been on the receiving end of racism. In November 2016, shortly after they began dating, Prince Harry instructed Kensington Palace to issue a strongly worded statement in regards to a “wave of abuse and harassment,” that stated, “It is not right that a few months into a relationship with [Prince Harry] that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees. This is not a game — it is her life and his.”

Harry and Markle announced their engagement at the end of November 2017 and plan to wed at Windsor Castle in May.

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British Political Leader’s Girlfriend Sent Vile Racist Abuse of Meghan Markle

The girlfriend of the leader of the radical pro-Brexit British political party UKIP made a series of racist remarks about Meghan Markle, sending texts to a friend in which she said Prince Harry’s “black American” fiancée will “taint” the Royal Family with “her seed” and pave the way for a “black king.” Harry and Meghan are due to marry on May 19.

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South African Protestors Destroy H&M Store Amid “Racist Hoodie” Controversy

H&M is going to need more than an acknowledgement and apology to make things right with customers worldwide. The retailer recently came under fire after publishing an on-line look book that featured a young boy of color wearing a hoodie

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Black Political, Civil Rights Leaders Rebuke Trump’s ‘Vulgar, Racist’ Remarks on Haiti, Africa

Black political and civic leaders are condemning Donald Trump’s “vulgar, racist remarks” after he questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway. Trump made the disparaging comments in discarding a bipartisan immigration deal that would include, among other measures, protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.

The comments come as the nation begins the celebration of the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and ignited a series of responses, ranging from the fact that Trump is racist to the fact that he lacks presidential timbre.

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-Louisiana) issued a statement, providing one of the strongest rebukes of the president’s latest outrageous comments: “President Trump’s comments are yet another confirmation of his racially insensitive and ignorant views. It also reinforces the concerns that we hear every day, that the president’s slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again. His Make America Great Again agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda.”

He added: “All of the reservations we have had about negotiating with him on immigration are well-founded. President Trump is clearly more concerned with ending the future flow of immigrants from Africa and the African diaspora than providing relief to Dreamers who came here through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, there is no reason to believe that we can negotiate in good faith with a person who holds such vile and reprehensible beliefs.”

Today, civil rights leaders including the National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial and NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, will hold a press conference to offer their views on “Trump’s disturbing comments and call for a return to principle-driven negotiations of the Dream Act.”

In a statement from the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization staunchly denounced Trump’s “continuous lowbrow, callous, and unfiltered racism” as being damaging to “the United States’ position as a moral leader throughout the world.”  “As our nation fights to move forward, our president falls deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole of racism and xenophobia. His decision to use profanity to describe African, Central American and Caribbean countries is not only a low mark for this president, it is a low point for our nation.”

 

“It is clear that the president wants to return America to its ugly past of white supremacy where immigration laws as well as all laws of society only favored individuals from European nations and European ancestry…As we head into 49th NAACP Image Awards being held on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Holiday for the first time to honor his legacy, we realize that the Bull Connor of our day is none other than the president of our nation,” the NAACP stated further, making reference to Birmingham, Alabama’s Commissioner of Public Safety in the 1960s, who was the ardent enforcer of Jim Crow laws and among the most vicious opponents of the Civil Rights Movement.

In news reports, The White House did not deny his statement but issued a statement saying Trump supports immigration policies that embrace “those who can contribute to our society.”

In November, the Trump administration announced that it was giving nearly 60,000 Haitians with provisional legal residency in the United States 18 months to leave and would not renew the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that has allowed them to remain in this country for more than seven years.

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CNN’s Don Lemon Has Had It With ‘Racist’ Donald Trump

Last December, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump often “hate-watches” CNN, “especially Don Lemon.”

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Students blast Steve Martin’s King Tut skit as racist

Comedian Steve Martin’s famous portrayal of King Tut on “Saturday Night Live” has suddenly come under fire by students at an ultra-liberal college in Oregon. Students in a humanities class at Reed College blasted the inclusion of the ancient skit in their coursework, branding it a vile example of cultural appropriation — as they demanded…
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Kellogg’s Changing Corn Pops Box After Its Design Was Branded Racist on Social Media

Kellogg’s has apologized after its design was branded racially insensitive.

The famous food brand was called out on Twitter by Hugo Awards-nominated author Saladin Ahmed, who noticed a concerning aspect of the Corn Pops cereal box design while having breakfast with his son.

“hey @KelloggsUS why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism,” Ahmed, 42, tweeted on Tuesday morning.

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Ahmed tweeted again, writing, “yes its a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same…”

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The company responded a few hours later, tweeting at Ahmed, “Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion. We did not intend to offend – we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon.”

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Ahmed was appreciative, tweeting, “genuinely appreciate the rapid response.”

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As well as featuring the only brown corn pop as a janitor, the rest of the artwork shows lighter Corn Pops shopping, skateboarding, playing in an arcade and splashing about in a fountain.

Kelloggs told USA TODAY in a statement that the company respects all people while being committed to diversity.

“We take feedback very seriously, and it was never our intention to offend anyone,” spokesman Kris Charles said. “We apologize sincerely.”

He said the design of the cereal boxes had been updated and will appear on store shelves soon.

Ahmed is the current writer of Marvel Comics’ Black Bolt series as well as the author of the 2012 fantasy novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, which was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel.


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High School Student Beaten Up After Racist Snapchat Post

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A high schooler who “joked” about whipping slaves on Snapchat got his own butt whipped on Thursday.

Last week, the Buchanan High School student of Fresno, CA made light of slavery on Snapchat. In the post, the boy and his peers pretended they were slave-owners. One of the posts read, “I caught my house n**ger looking at chevys on Craigslist so I lynched him and his kids.” The message was accompanied by a picture of a slaveholder whipping a slave.

The Snapchat pics gained national attention and the boy was reprimanded by his schoolIt’s not yet clear whether he was placed in in school suspension or was told to stay home as a consequence for the racist posts.

But when he returned to school this week, what is clear is that he was in for an a** whipping.

A video showed a Black student approaching the boy before swinging at the boy.

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Wall Street analyst defends his right to make racist rant

Marc Faber, a notoriously bearish Wall Street analyst, on Tuesday defiantly defended vile passages in a recent report that said, “thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks.” “Otherwise,” Faber continued, “the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in…
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‘This Racist 94-Year-Old Grandpa.’ The 4 Biggest Disses in Eminem’s Trump Rap

Eminem unleashed a freestyle rap in which he attacks President Donald Trump’s leadership and calls the commander-in-chief a “racist 94-year-old grandpa.”

The rapper, who was widely popular for his controversial rhymes in the early 2000s, lashed out at Trump in a roughly four-minute pre-recorded rap clip revealed during Tuesday night’s BET Hip Hop Awards.

In the expletive-laced freestyle, which has no music track, Eminem takes aim at Trump for many issues, including how the President is handling nuclear tensions with North Korea and disaster aid for the storm-battered Puerto Rico. Eminem, who has previously been vocal about disliking Trump, also defends athletes who have been protesting the President and disavows his fans who support Trump.

Here are the most powerful four lines from Eminem’s freestyle:

“What we got in office now is a kamikaze”

Eminem accused Trump of cowardice, saying the President would start a nuclear war and then fly around in a plane to avoid any personal danger. “What we got in office now is a kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust and while the drama pops, and he waits for s–t to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around ‘til the bombing stops,” Eminem said. The line is likely in reference to mounting tensions, and a recent exchange of insults, between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored”

Eminem slammed Trump for tweeting about his anger over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem while there are more pressing national matters to tackle. “But this is his form of distraction, plus he gets an enormous reaction when he attacks the NFL, so we focus on that instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada. All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather cause a Twitter storm with the Packers,” the rapper said.

“This is for Colin”

In the clip, Eminem raises his closed fist and states his support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remains unemployed after starting the NFL kneeling movement. Eminem says: “This is for Colin. Ball up a fist and keep that s–t balled like Donald the b–ch.”

“The rest of America, stand up.”

Eminem ends his freestyle by cursing and sticking up his middle finger to his fans who support Trump. “Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line. You’re either for or against, and if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for it for you with this. F— you,” Eminem says. “The rest of America, stand up. We love our military and we love our country, but we f—— hate Trump.”


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A social media outcry over an advertisement for Dove body wash which showed a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman has escalated into a public relations disaster for the Unilever brand. The 3-second video clip, posted on Dove’s US Facebook page on Friday, reminded some social media users of racist soap…
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L’Oreal Paris Drops Its First Transgender Model For ‘All Whites Are Racist’ Post

 

L’Oréal Paris has severed ties with its first transgender spokesmodel after she faced criticism for remarks about institutional racism.

The brand announced Friday on Twitter that the comments made by Munroe Bergdorf were “at odds” with its values and had decided to end the campaign with her.

The decision came after British tabloid The Daily Mail reported on one of her Facebook posts.

“Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people anymore. Yes ALL white people,” she reportedly said. “Because most of yall don’t even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism… Come see me when you realise that racism isn’t learned, it’s inherited and consciously or unconsciously passed down through privilege.”

That original post was deleted from her Facebook page, but Bergdorf later posted a message saying that her remarks had been taken out of context, and were in response to the recent violence in Charlottesville Va. “When I stated that ‘all white people are racist’, I was addressing that fact that western society as a whole, is a system rooted in white supremacy – designed to benefit, prioritise and protect white people before anyone of any other race,” she said.

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While some applauded her remarks against institutional racism, some accused her of being racist against white people and suggested that L’Oréal has gone against the diversity that it claims to uphold.

Bergdorf, who announced that she was the face of L’Oréal’s #YoursTruly campaign on Aug. 27, called on people to boycott the brand in the wake of her firing, saying: “Sit still and smile in a beauty campaign ‘championing diversity’. But don’t actually speak about the fact that lack of diversity and is due to racism. Or speak about the origins of racism. It’ll cost you your job.”

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Racist Italians Mistake Samuel L. Jackson And Magic Johnson for Migrants

Actor Samuel L Jackson and retired NBA player Magic Johnson might be most people’s idea of global superstars, but in Italy, the two men look like your typical government-mooching Africans.

Johnson shared a photo of himself and Jackson sitting on a bench surrounded by luxury shopping bags, including Louis Vuitton and Prada, in Forte dei Marmi. He captioned the pic: “Sam and I chilling out on a bench yesterday in Forte dei Marmi, Italy. The fans started lining up to take pictures with us.”

Seems harmless enough, right?

Well, as locals started taking photos of the duo and sharing them on social media, some Italians became outraged by the sight of two black “migrants” who they believed benefited from government money, only to shop in expensive boutiques.

In their posts, the ignorant users “often mentioned the 35 euros, paid by Italian citizens for accommodating refugees on EU quotas.”

Italian model Nina Moric also joined the criticism, saying that seeing migrants misusing “our 35 euros” was “too much.”

One oblivious critic said: “Nina Moric is right and this is shameful … I am not racist, but I know there are people who really do not have money, while these wear branded clothes and relax.”

Another added: “Immigration is crushing us.”

Comic actor Luca Bottura helped the photo go viral when he turned the pic into a meme for a so-called “social experiment.” He shared the image alongside the caption: “Boldrini’s resources in Forte dei Marmi shop at Prada with our €35. Share this picture if you are outraged.”

This was a reference to Laura Boldrini, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, who has drawn criticism for her open migration policy.

Bottura later said on Facebook: “The meme has been shared thousands of times and 40 per cent of people understood the provocation, 30 per cent were outraged and 20 per cent thought it was a racist meme and that I had failed to recognise Samuel Jackson and Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, (I will not reveal the 10 per cent).”

Moric later insisted her response to the photo was also a “social experiment” — arguing it was proof that people use social media to “confirm their prejudices, regardless of what the truth is. None of us are immune to this phenomenon.”

She added: “If you think migrants come here to [encamp] for €35 a day, that post will confirm it. If you think Nina Moric is a right-wing extremist, her post will confirm it.”

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Black People in Racist Work Environments: Sellouts or Changing Perspectives?

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Progressives aren’t the only people who have harshly criticized President Donald Trump for delivering two controversial statements following the racially charged protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in the killing of a counterprotester. A number of Republican leaders, along with right-wing hosts and correspondents on Trump’s beloved Fox News Channel (FNC), have also denounced him for presenting a moral equivalency between neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and members of what he described as the “alt-left.”

 

Fox News Host Has No Regret Firing Off At Trump

 

One of the most impassioned responses came from Eboni K. Williams, co-host of The Specialists on FNC, in a video clip that has gone viral and been featured on various left-leaning news sites like The Grio and Variety. Many fans of the conservative news network, however, aren’t happy about her rant and have sent her death threats. Nonetheless, Williams told Black Enterprise that she does not regret condemning Trump on a network that caters to his base.

“I had to say it,” said Williams. “I’d do it all over again and I will do it every chance I get it.” In wake of the backlash, she says, “I am prepared and ready for all consequences—financial, professional, personal, or otherwise—because if I don’t speak what feels like my truth in that moment, I might as well not be at the network.”

Rather, she says it’s important for her audience to hear contrary views. In fact, that’s what motivated her to begin working as a FNC contributor back in 2013.

“When it comes to being a person of color, particularly in my case a black woman, I think it is not only our right, I think it is our responsibility to be in all spaces,” she says. “Representation matters,” especially in mainstream media and in spaces we’re not expected to be. On the other hand, when people of color opt out, “then the narrative gets to become whatever our counterparts want it to be.”

 

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Although we have yet to receive death threats, Black Enterprise received a mixed reaction to a recent Facebook Live interview we conducted with Williams about her new book. A handful of people scorned BE for going to FNC, which has only 1% of African American viewership and has been infamously hostile toward black talking heads. Plus, a number of Fox News hosts have made discriminatory and racist remarks with little to no accountability. Still, Williams maintains that even if you don’t agree with the cable channel’s politics, it’s imperative for people of color to have a voice on the network.

Whether it’s Fox News, the GOP, or any other white-dominated space, they’re going to tell our story to and talk about Charlottesville, Colin Kaepernick, and all these things that involve the black narrative, said Williams. But if we don’t “make a concerted, intentional effort to correct narratives or at least provide some type of genuine black perspective and experience to these stories that will be told anyway, trust me, they will tell the story without us and it will be even more flawed, even more jaded, and even more dangerous.”

 



 

Can People of Color Change Hostile Organizations?

 

Joshua Clennon, the treasurer of the Black Caucus of the Young Democrats of America, says that having people of color in spaces of predominantly white conservative thought or at workplaces that may traditionally be hostile to them, is necessary, but not always helpful.

“A POC with genuine conservative views that can also speak truth to power is desperately needed for the swath of POC who are right leaning,” he told Black Enterprise in an email. “However, sadly what we mostly see are POC occupying spaces in conservative networks just to operate as mouthpieces for covertly racist and oppressive economic agenda’s [designed] to stifle progress in communities of color. Which is entirely problematic and disgraceful,” he added.

Black Enterprise political contributor Stanley Fritz says that having POC in these spaces can even be detrimental in some cases. “You would hope that that person of color would be able to [deliver] a counternarrative, but if that black person is as much as an ‘Uncle Tom’ as that institution is racist, then it doesn’t really do much than just reinforce their negative ideas,” he said. On top of that, they often become designated as a black token.

“Are they being utilized? Are they being developed? Are they given a chance to grow and lead? Or are they [given] a title, [but] no power or real influence?” he asked. “It’s very easy to become ‘tokenized’—and that happens on the right and the left. Everyone’s so desperate to make sure that they have their POC quota filled that they are not actually thinking about how [people of color] will fit into their organization.”

Fritz also advised people of color working in majority white spaces not to waste their time trying to reach hateful people like the white supremacists who caused chaos in Charlottesville. Instead, he says, “we should work with the people who have common sense and let our white allies and comrades deal with those racists.”

 

Inclusion and Diversity

 

John Burnett, a GOP strategist and entrepreneur, pointed out that inclusion and diversity has a unique value that is needed at all organizations and business — and especially in politics.

“The inclusion is just as important as the diversity. We see diversity in the Democratic Party but there is very little material impact to propel urban communities forward. Why, because in order to effectuate material change in the political sphere, people of color must engage all political spectrums to mold, shape, and execute a comprehensive urban agenda that is sustainable.”

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George Takei Dismantles Racist, Sexist Criticism Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

CBS released a trailer earlier this month for its upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery,” the first television series in the franchise since “Star Trek: Enterprise” ended in 2005. 

The trailer excited many fans, but it also led to a familiar anger, as many people decried the casting of Michelle Yeoh, an Asian woman, as the ship’s captain and Sonequa Martin-Green, a black woman, as the ship’s first officer.

The trailer for “Star Trek: Discovery”

“Enough with your racial and gender quotas Hollywood,” one commenter wrote. Many others wrote similar comments, much of it even more vile. 

On Sunday, George Takei, who played the iconic character Hikaru Sulu in the original “Star Trek” series and multiple movies, joined MSNBC’s “AM Joy” to discuss the views of people who believe the Star Trek franchise is being tainted in an attempt to diversify the cast. 

On the show, he quickly and swiftly dismantled the criticisms, exposing the critics as ignorant of the intentions of creator Gene Roddenberry.

“Today in this society we have alien life forms that we call trolls,” he said. “And these trolls carry on without knowing what they’re talking about and knowing even less about the history of what they’re talking about.”

“Now these so-called trolls haven’t seen a single episode of the new series, because it hasn’t been aired,” he continued. “And they don’t know the history of Star Trek [either] … [Star Trek creator] Gene Roddenberry created this with the idea of finding strength in our diversity ― and also the delight of life in diversity.”

He then added: “We had a guiding acronym ― IDIC ― which stood for infinite diversity in infinite combinations. We boldly went where we hadn’t gone before because we were curious about what’s out there. And when you go out into space you are going to have even greater diversity.”

During the interview, Takei also compared the ignorance of these “trolls” to the recent actions of President Donald Trump, whom he described as “ignorant” when it comes to issues of Japanese internment, which affected Takei’s family during WWII. 

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Kal Penn Responds To Racist Troll By Raising Thousands For Refugees

Kal Penn is turning racist vitriol into meaningful action to help other people.

On Saturday, the Indian-American actor posted a screenshot on Instagram showing a text-message conversation with a friend. The friend was talking about an Iraqi refugee turned away from the United States in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order halting the U.S. refugee program and suspending immigration from several countries.

Someone then messaged Penn saying that he doesn’t “belong in this country” and is a “fucking joke.”

So Penn responded in about the best way possible: by raising money to help refugees.

“To the dude who said I don’t belong in America, I started a fundraising page for Syrian Refugees in your name,” Penn wrote in a follow-up Instagram post.

The CrowdRise fund, which benefits the International Rescue Committee, doesn’t appear to actually show the person’s name, at least publicly. But by mid-afternoon Saturday, it had raised over $ 15,000 for the cause, and the amount was rapidly growing.

Some people have donated under the names “Melania Trump,” “Donald Trump” and “Chief Strategist Steve Bannon,” but we’re going to go out on a limb and assume those are pseudonyms.

Way to go, Kal!

You can donate to the fund set up by Kal Penn here.

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