Posts Tagged Racism

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Video of the Day: ‘SNL’ Political Ad Parody Highlights Racism of Trump Supporters

Saturday Night Live aired a mock political advertisement of Donald Trump voters on Saturday that will give you that one-of-a-kind feeling of wanting to laugh, cry, and vomit all at once. 

Saturday Night Live aired a mock political advertisement of Donald Trump voters on Saturday that will give you that one-of-a-kind feeling of wanting to laugh, cry, and vomit all at once. 

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Here Lies the Abyss: Xenophobia and Gender After the Cologne Assaults

On New Year’s Day, outside the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, dozens of women were sexually assaulted by a pressing crowd of men, groping them, slipping their hands under their clothes, trying to kiss them, trying to rape them; the mass crime, fuelled by alcohol, could have arisen in any number of places in the Western world.

On New Year’s Day, outside the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, dozens of women were sexually assaulted by a pressing crowd of men, groping them, slipping their hands under their clothes, trying to kiss them, trying ...

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‘Chelsea Does Racism’ shows why talking about race is hard

It’s difficult to keep up with what Netflix puts out these days, but in case you missed it, Chelsea Handler stars in a new, four part docu-series called Chelsea Does, which follows her as she explores four topics: marriage, Silicon Valley, racism, and drugs. Each episode is made up of interviews, round table discussions, and Handler’s musings. The third episode is titled Chelsea Does Racism and, though Handler unsurprisingly steps  in it a few times, I actually think the most important element of the show is what it misses: the existence of systemic racism.

It’s difficult to keep up with what Netflix puts out these days, but in case you missed it, Chelsea Handler stars in a new, four part docu-series called Chelsea Does, which follows her as she explores four ...

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Quick Hit: “After Cologne, We Can’t Let the Bigots Steal Feminism”

In response to the unabashedly racist media frenzy that has followed reports of numerous sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany earlier this month, writer Laurie Penny asks what is probably the most important question: why can’t we always take sexual assault as seriously as we do when migrants, Muslims, Arabs, and Black men are named as perpetrators?

In response to the unabashedly racist media frenzy that has followed reports of numerous sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany earlier this month, writer Laurie Penny asks what is probably the most important question: why can’t we ...

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Muslim Teacher Fired for Mentioning Islam in Class

In case anyone was still wondering whether American Islamophobia is an emergency: Recently, a Muslim-American high school history teacher of Palestinian descent, Sireen Hashem, was fired from her job at Hunterdon Central High School in New Jersey after being banned from mentioning Islam in class.

In case anyone was still wondering whether American Islamophobia is an emergency: Recently, a Muslim-American high school history teacher of Palestinian descent, Sireen Hashem, was fired from her job at Hunterdon ...

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Flyover Politics

Last week, The Huffington Post decided to move their coverage of Trump from the Entertainment section back to Politics. Considering Trump’s “extreme and irresponsible messages,” Arianna Huffington wrote, the HuffPost is “no longer amused” by Trump’s campaign.

Last week, The Huffington Post decided to move their coverage of Trump from the Entertainment section back to Politics. Considering Trump’s “extreme and irresponsible messages,” Arianna Huffington wrote, the HuffPost is “no longer amused” by Trump’s ...

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On claiming space and belonging

“So you’re a journalist.” No question. It was a statement. I was talking to a new friend at a party, and she asked about my job. She worked in radio, and was happy to find a kindred spirit.

“Well, I don’t really identify that way,” I countered.

“So you’re a journalist.” No question. It was a statement. I was talking to a new friend at a party, and she asked about my job. She worked in radio, and was happy to find a kindred ...

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