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Is Mindy Kaling’s ‘Elle’ Cover Racist? Is Mindy Kaling’s ‘Elle’ Cover Racist?

“Elle Magazine” has been smeared with controversy, yet again.  Last year, the magazine covered Melissa McCarthy in a voluminous coat. Now, Kaling has been deprived of half of her body and color in her first major fashion magazine cover. She …

Tiger Mom – Another One Bites The Dust Tiger Mom – Another One Bites The Dust
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What is it about the U.S. displaying such an uproar when someone voices their opinion on race, groups of people, religion, or politics? Isn’t this a country where “free speech” and individual opinion is acknowledged, encouraged and accepted? Free speech …

Mitt Romney Ridiculed For Having Black Grandson Mitt Romney Ridiculed For Having Black Grandson
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MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry attracted outrage on MSNBC Sunday’s airing of “What’s So Funny About 2013?”  Harris-Perry and her guests poked fun at Mitt Romney’s black grandson pictured in a Christmas photo.  The photo features Romney and his extended family …

Ani DiFranco Cancels Retreat After Fan Outrage Ani DiFranco Cancels Retreat After Fan Outrage
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Folk singer and acclaimed feminist Ani DiFranco has gotten some unusual press lately. A long-time advocate for equality for all regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, etc., DiFranco was taken aback when fans voiced their disappointment in an event DiFranco …

Steve Martin Apologizes for “Racist” Tweet Steve Martin Apologizes for “Racist” Tweet
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After posting a joke on his Twitter account last week that offended quite a few people, Steve Martin has issued an apology. Martin told people to submit their grammar questions on Twitter on Friday night, as he has done before, …

Justine Sacco: Yet Another Immature, Stupid, Racist Tweet Justine Sacco: Yet Another Immature, Stupid, Racist Tweet
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Justine Sacco’s tweet on Friday was not just racist, but sadly very immature for someone who is supposed to be a “public relations professional”. Sacco is PR director of corporate communication for IAC.  She sparked outrage in the social media …

Nelson Mandela Buried In Hometown Of Qunu Nelson Mandela Buried In Hometown Of Qunu

Nelson Mandela, fondly known as Madiba, became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He was buried on Sunday in his childhood village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province. His burial concluded 10 days of  mourning that followed his death …

Megyn Kelly Claims Santa Claus and Jesus are White Megyn Kelly Claims Santa Claus and Jesus are White
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On Tuesday, Slate columnist Aisha Harris published an article discussing the race of Santa Claus. From Harris’s perspective, there is an issue these days with Santa being portrayed as white, namely the fact that the United States is a multicultural …

Racism Is Over According To GOP Tweet Racism Is Over According To GOP Tweet
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Is Racism Over? Republicans thinks so. On Sunday, The Republican National Committee (RNC) seemed to suggest that racism was ended with Rosa Parks’ arrest when it tweeted through its official @GOP Twitter account that, “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold …

Gap Ad Takes Stand Against Anti-Muslim Vandalism Gap Ad Takes Stand Against Anti-Muslim Vandalism

Gap has been rolling out new campaigns that typically create a lot of buzz, but this year’s seems to have drawn a different kind of attention. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Make Love” and Gap created an image …

Macklemore Recognizes Racial Injustice In Speech Macklemore Recognizes Racial Injustice In Speech

Music duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis wowed the crowd Sunday night at the AMAs when they accepted the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album. The pair’s album, entitled, The Heist, was released on October 9, 2012. Due to their schedule, which …

Katy Perry Sparks Debate With Geisha Costume at AMAs Katy Perry Sparks Debate With Geisha Costume at AMAs

Katy Perry is making headlines again, this time for her attire at Sunday night’s AMAs. The starlet opened the awards ceremony performing her latest single, “Unconditionally,” and wearing a traditional Geisha-inspired dress. Now, Perry has sparked debate with the traditional …

Redskins: Obama Thinks Team Should Change Its Name Redskins: Obama Thinks Team Should Change Its Name

President Obama’s comments against the Washington Redskins received much approval from Native American leaders led by Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Nation. The tribe leaders used the meeting at White House on Tuesday to express their gratitude for Obama’s stand against …

Watch a White Supremacist Find Out He’s Part African [VIDEO] Watch a White Supremacist Find Out He’s Part African [VIDEO]
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In news that sounds more like something you’d hear on April Fools’ Day, a white supremacist recently found out that he is part African. And guess what makes this story even better? The white supremacist in question is the guy …

Frantic Home Depot Apology Prompted By Racist Tweet Frantic Home Depot Apology Prompted By Racist Tweet
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A racist tweet sent by a social media contractor of Home Depot has generated large unprecedented online outrage. The tweet which originated from Depot’s official Twitter handle, @HomeDepot, was part of a college football game promotion by ESPN. Although it …

Home Depot Latest Subject of ‘When Corporate Tweeting Goes Really Really Bad’ Home Depot Latest Subject of ‘When Corporate Tweeting Goes Really Really Bad’
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The Home Depot has been forced to issue a public apology after an unbelievably stupid tweet was sent out from their official account. Home Depot has since deleted the tweet, but it will live on forever thanks to quick Twitter …

Is this Mascot Offensive? Coachella Valley Asked to Ditch Arab Mascot Is this Mascot Offensive? Coachella Valley Asked to Ditch Arab Mascot
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Another school’s mascot is in the news for being offensive, and this time it’s Coachella Valley High School in Southern California. Coachella Valley’s mascot is the Arab and has been for the past 93 years. The mascot features a dark-skinned …

Racist Facebook Post About ‘Ghetto’ Trick-or-Treaters Lands Teacher on Leave Racist Facebook Post About ‘Ghetto’ Trick-or-Treaters Lands Teacher on Leave
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A 51-year old Akron, Ohio orchestra instructor has been placed on paid administrative leave after posting a racist rant on Facebook about trick-or-treaters from “the ghetto.” The post, in which he is apparently upset about some kids peeing on his …

Supermax Prisons: Created in Response to Aryan Murders Supermax Prisons: Created in Response to Aryan Murders
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Slate crime correspondent Justin Peters wrote a story last week that explored the origins of the Super-maximum-security prison. In 1983, the Marion Penitentiary in Illinois was the toughest prison in the federal system. In Marion’s maximum-security complex, the most dangerous …

Alan Grayson Likens Tea Party to KKK Alan Grayson Likens Tea Party to KKK
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Yahoo News reports Democratic firebrand and Florida congressman Alan Grayson stirred up a Tea Party hornet’s nest when he told Al Sharpton on MSNBC that the Tea Party movement is really about as popular as famous white supremacist group the …

Larry Flynt on Shooter: “I Don’t Want to Kill Him” Larry Flynt on Shooter: “I Don’t Want to Kill Him”
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While some people would want nothing more than to see the person who made an attempt on their life die, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt feels quite differently. Flynt has spoken out about the pending death of the man who shot …