Why the mention of Whiteness? Well, for us Black and Brown people we’ve seen these concepts and scenarios far too often. We know the stench of White privilege. It reeks. We know the masquerade of White mediocrity-as-excellence, we’ve been told we don’t work hard enough, and we’ve heard the preaching of bootstraps and hard work and merit. It’s a myth.
By Lyric Ishani It has been 55 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed to ensure the protection of minorities in America. Unfortunately, this legislation didn’t include the LGBTQ community. In 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes
We have a couple local stories this week that dive into racism and chainsaws, but there is no way we can avoid discussing what happened Saturday. Today, the people of Pittsburgh are our people, our neighbors. But first… BART and chainsaws don’t mix We’ve all seen a lot during our
By Harvey Rifkin The reason I would stand for the “Anthem” or any other institution or icon would be out of reverence and major respect for the institution out of its foundational integrity and moral behavior. Unfortunately, due to my read of America’s racist, barbaric, imperialistic, sexist, misogynistic, and greedy
Instagram Stories and Snapchat posts are entertaining vignettes into the lives of people you think you know and others who live far away. When you click to watch, you’re transported somewhere else and get to share in the moment or a snicker. The fun skyrockets with added stickers and GIFs.
Guy-who-ripped-off-a-woman’s-shirt, Justin Timberlake, is asked back to play this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, but the woman whose shirt he ripped off has been blacklisted from the U.S. music industry completely. In an egregious example of male privilege and victim-blaming that could only happen in Donald Trump’s America, the guy
Why is that when a black person criticizes America, they are called “ungrateful”, “unpatriotic”, & “spoiled”? But when an orange person criticizes America, they are “telling it, like it is”, they are “standing up for what is right”. they are “speaking truth to power”. Why is that when Nazis and
The history of America is a history of affirmative action for white people. Now Trump and Sessions are pretending that whites are the victims in University admission processes.