Articles Tagged with racism

Nicki Minaj Accused Of Playing The ‘Race Card’ As Twitter War Escalates

Nicki Minaj

Rapper Nicki Minaj was clearly disappointed when her video for “Anaconda” didn’t secure a nomination for MTV’s video of the year award. Minaj was nominated in three categories, Best Female Video, Best Collaboration, and Best Hip Hop video, but was unhappy that she wasn’t nominated in, arguably, the most important category. As a result Minaj… Read more »

Should The Rebel Man Be Canned By Alabama High School?

Should the Rebel Man go?

An Alabama high school may replace The Rebel Man as their mascot, and it’s all over the recent controversy surrounding the confederate flag. CBS News reports that Vestavia Hills High School may do away with the historic caricature, along with their long-celebrated slogan, “Go Rebels!” This news has also been met with a lot of… Read more »

‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ Was A Racist Show, Columnist Concludes

Dukes Of Hazzard

The Dukes of Hazzard was a racist show, according to one columnist for the Huffington Post. John Wellington Ennis, director of the documentary PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy’s High Stakes, penned the provocative piece and unleashed it on the world Friday. Since that time, he’s received a lot of pushback, but what exactly has so many… Read more »

Donald Trump Piñata Hugely Popular In Mexico – Business Tycoon’s Paper-Maché Figurine Used To Channel Hatred

Donald Trump Piñata Hugely Popular In Mexico

Piñatas that closely resemble Donald Trump are selling quickly in Mexico. Apparently, Mexicans are channeling their hatred towards the businessman-turned-presidential candidate for remarks about the regional people being the reason for escalation in crime in America. An artist in Reynosa, Mexico, has created a papier-maché figurine that very closely resembles Donald Trump. Apart from his… Read more »

Confederate Flag Parade Crash Sparks Viral Video And Free Speech Debate

confederate flag parade

A Confederate Flag parade, featuring more than 150 pickup trucks and other vehicles, resulted in a crash that was ultimately turned into a viral video. The parade took place in Dalton, Georgia. Local police officers were blocking intersections for the parade, as is commonplace for any such event, but the traffic assistance did not thwart… Read more »

Sean Hannity Wants To Ban Rap Music

Sean Hannity wants to get rid of hip hop!

Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity is making controversial comments in wake of the recent uproar surrounding the Confederate flag. The conservative pundit, angered at the fact that people want the flag removed from government buildings, wants to ban rap music in retaliation. The Huffington Post shares the bizarre audio of the host talking… Read more »

#TeachingRacism Trends On Twitter, Revealing How Society Ingrains Stereotypes

#TeachingRacism? Trend hits Twitter

The hashtag #TeachingRacism trended Sunday evening, created by Ryan Dalton, a teacher, writer, and activist who says he wanted to collect stories that explain how racism is taught from one generation to the next, intentionally or otherwise. The hashtag caught on quickly, and became a top trending topic. From Christopher Columbus to the Confederate flag,… Read more »

Franklin Graham Joins Call To Remove Confederate Flag

Franklin Graham: take down the Confederate flag

Franklin Graham has angered some followers this week by calling for the removal of a Confederate flag on government property. The Confederate flag on the South Carolina State House’s Civil War Memorial has been the subject of debate and controversy, and some surprising voices have weighed in for the removal. Now, a well-known Carolina-based Evangelical… Read more »

Mass Shootings And Racism In America: Something Needs To Change

Mass Shootings And Racism In America: Something Needs To Change

Last week’s shooting of nine black church goers in Charleston, South Carolina, has shocked the nation and inflamed the debate on race in America, gun control, and the Confederate Flag, but change is far from certain. The knee-jerk reaction about these topics from many Americans is to deny the need for change, but that doesn’t… Read more »

Lindsey Graham: America Has A Long Way To Go On Race Relations

Lindsey Graham: America has far to go.

Don’t count Lindsey Graham among the Republican Presidential hopefuls who think that mass shooting in Charleston was about something other than race. He spoke out this weekend to address the murders, and his statement differs sharply from what some of his colleagues are saying. Unlike Rick Santorum and Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham isn’t pretending the… Read more »

Science: There Is No Such Thing As Race

There's no such thing as race

Race is not a biological reality. It is an adaptation of humans living in different parts of the world – and society’s way of dividing people up. What is referred to as “race” is in actuality a product of social context – as there is only one biological race in the human species: Homo sapiens… Read more »