Tag Archives: Racism

Update: The #WeAreAllMonkeys banana selfie campaign was a planned marking stunt

TweetIt turns out that Dani Alves’ witty reaction to a banana being thrown onto the soccer field that I wrote about earlier this week was a planned marketing stunt. I don’t know about you, but I think this speaks to why the ensuing social media reaction felt like such a hollow campaign. What’s troubling to me is [...]
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Why I am not a monkey

Tweet Update: It turns out this was a planned marketing stunt. Last Sunday during a soccer match between Villareal and Barcelona, a fan threw a banana at the Brazilian Barcelona defender Dani Alves as he went to make a corner kick. Alves has made internet history with his witty response: without missing a beat, he grabbed the [...]
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Meet the conservatives who think Donald Sterling is the real victim

TweetSo, Clippers owner Donald Sterling may have told his girlfriend to stop posting photos of herself with Black people. And he may have been accused of sexual harassment. And as a real estate mogul, Sterling may have been so racist that the Justice Department sued him for bias. But in the scheme of things, this [...]
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Watch: Jay Smooth on the Donald Sterling tapes and the psychology of racism and sexism

TweetEverybody’s talking about the Donald Sterling tapes. And no wonder. As Jay Smooth explains in this must-watch response, there’s just so much to study about the psychology of racism and sexism in the recording of the LA Clippers’ racist-as-fuck owner berating his girlfriend for associating with Black people. ”Being in denial about racism and being a [...]
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Tennessee could become the first state to criminalize pregnancy

TweetLast week Tennessee passed legislation that would make drug use during a pregnancy a criminal offense. If the governor doesn’t veto it, the state would be allowed to investigate every miscarriage, stillbirth, and baby born with birth defects to try to determine if drugs played a role, turning any pregnant person into a potential suspect. We’ve [...]
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