Category Archives: racism

Provocation, Appropriation, and That Blackface Clitoridectomy Cake

Here’s an idea for truly provocative art. No more male artists, black or white, speaking for African women. No more ever-more-graphic ever-more-voyeuristic art on the suffering of African women. Stop using the female African body as raw material to be … Continue reading

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Today In The Annals of Stupid Backlash Tricks

Flash: Aggrieved Daily Caller Ex-College Republican thumbsucker (is there any other kind?) has a megasad cuz his bike was stolen (if stats hold true, by a blackity-blackblack black kid!), causing him to boldly and ham-fistedly declare: “I am Derbyshire! (Burp.)” … Continue reading

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Meet the NEW New Civil Rights Movement (Fox News Stylez)

Hey, remember when Faux News used to merely employ dog whistles in its race-baiting wingnut agit-prop? Good times. Now they rock Les Paul Customs plugged into Marshall stacks that go to eleven (TO ELEVEN): A Fox Orlando affiliate decribed Neo-Nazis … Continue reading

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David Banner on the Shooting of Trayvon Martin: “We Have to Get Some Type of Legislation Now.”

Gulf Coast hip hop impresario David Banner drops some straight knowledge re: Trayvon, race, and class in the US of A in this BlackEnterprise.com interview: “The fact [is] we have to get some type of legislation now. “What do we … Continue reading

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Read This Now: “To be active is the difference between freedom and submission.”

by matttbastard Renee brings the awesome with this passionate, inspiring must-read post on patriarchy, culture, and ‘the cycle of victimology’: While I am certainly not in the position to judge another on the coping mechanisms which they employ to survive … Continue reading

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On Diversity, The New York Post, and Cartoons That Just Aren’t Funny, Man.

by matttbastard My partner-in-crime, Sarah Jaffe, is on deadly point re: cartoonist Sean Delonas and the now-infamous New York Post race fail: Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post said on MSNBC (at about 3:55 of the video) that the problem … Continue reading

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What Jay Smooth Said

by matttbastard h/t Lauren Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Dream a Little Dream Redux

by matttbastard A dream fulfilled? Perhaps that’s just a bit presumptuous, as Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan observes, noting that today, as in Dr. King’s era, “black people [in America] have statistically twice the bad and half of the good … Continue reading

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matttbastard at GlobalComment

by matttbastard The fine folks @ GlobalComment have graciously published an opinion piece written by yours truly on the recent fatal shooting of BART passenger Oscar Grant. A sample: Cold. Blooded. Murder. What else can you call what occurred on … Continue reading

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Even in the Age of Obama, Flying While Brown is Still Hazardous

by matttbastard The more things Change™, the more they stay the same: Officials ordered nine Muslim passengers, including three young children, off an AirTran flight headed to Orlando from Reagan National Airport yesterday afternoon after two other passengers overheard what … Continue reading

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