Topic: race

White Dads Would Force Abortion On Daughters Knocked Up By Black Dudes, Claims a Badass State Rep

White Dads Would Force Abortion On Daughters Knocked Up By Black Dudes, Claims a Badass State Rep

Yesterday in Alabama the House passed a bill to ban most abortions in the state and make legal abortions difficult if not impossible. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin would require doctors to check for a fetal heartbeat before performing an abortion. If a fetal heartbeat is detected, the abortion would be illegal and a doctor performing one would be guilty of a felony. The bill now goes to the Alabama Senate. Standing up for some hardcore truth right before he dropped the mic (OK, so he didn’t do that, but he should have) a black representative from Montgomery named Alvin Holmes said the following, as reported by The NY Daily News: More »

According To Pregnancy Books, Only White Women Get Pregnant

According To Pregnancy Books, Only White Women Get Pregnant

I work as a doula. Although I love my job, I can’t help but be bothered by how the world seems to think that only white women care about childbirth. The literature of unmedicated childbirth often co-opts experiences of women of color to serve as an inspiring example of unmedicated birth, while also leaving people of color out of the general discussion and advocacy related to pregnancy and birth. But this kind of systemic racism isn’t limited to the “natural” birth movement: It’s happening everywhere in the “mainstream” pregnancy world, too. More »

Brandi Glanville Blurts Out Drunken Racial Comment, Pulls The Old ‘I Have Black Friends’ Excuse

Brandi Glanville Blurts Out Drunken Racial Comment, Pulls The Old 'I Have Black Friends' Excuse

Being Real Housewife Brandi Glanville is almost like having a real job, except all your coworkers hate you and you get paid way more than most of Earth’s residents. Speaking of all your coworkers hating you, all of Glanville’s fellow inept actors housewife buddies were irritated with her after she made a really obnoxious comment for seemingly no reason as they were all on a special episode vacation. More »

SNL‘s New Cast: Who Will Pass As Which Race This Season

SNLâs New Cast: Who Will Pass As Which Race This Season

As I hope you’re aware, if you saw the delightfully nip-slippy promosSaturday Night Live returns tomorrow night with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire and we. are. excited. The show lost a bunch of performers last year: Jason SudeikisFred Armisen, and Bill Hader all left the show, Seth Meyerwill be leaving early next year to host Late Night, and Tim Robinson is being moved to the writing staff. So that’s five white guys leaving the show, and with all the backlash SNL has been getting lately about its lack of diversity, I just knew that it would be replacing those dudes with some people of color. I just knew it. More »

Why Does Being Weird And Black Make Me White?

Why Does Being Weird And Black Make Me White?

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There’s something incredibly cutting about being told that you’re “acting white.” I don’t care if it is a joke or not, it’s incredibly hurtful.

This insult–though some might falsely consider it an observation–is usually par the course of being the token black girl in your group of friends, especially if you were a little nerdy. I mean, don’t even think about being black and enjoying sci-fi or anime or anything like that because, for some, that automatically screams I-hate-being-black. But for me, I think that some of my most alienating experiences came from people acting like I’m trying to be white because of the way I dressed. More »