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Racial Abuse on Tumblr Goes Ignored by Support Staff

July 30, 2012 by

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Tumblr touts itself as a place where people are free to express themselves however they see fit. Whether you’re reblogging your favorite cat videos or gawking over the latest pasty faced British actor all over BBC, it is often said that Facebook is for what’s on your mind, but Tumblr is for what’s in your […]

Women of Color Alternatives to Marilyn Monroe

July 27, 2012 by

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Everyone loves Marilyn Monroe. A 26 foot tall statue of her was created to honor her famous scene from The Seven-Year Itch. It is complete with gigantic, lacy, white panties. Countless tourists have had photographs taken of them nuzzling her enormous foot. This is questionable behavior. How many of those people have even seen The Seven-Year […]

Save the Pearls – A White Woman’s Worst Nightmare

July 27, 2012 by

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Imagine a world without white privilege. The system that deems Caucasian features and white skin as a status symbol has lead to some of the greatest atrocities in human history: genocide, slavery, imperialism, and the mass incarceration and systematic murder of people of color all over the world. Anti-racist activists have long held that white […]

Anti-Racist Starter Pack Playlist

July 27, 2012 by

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John Lennon used to say that music could save the world. He also said Brian Epstein was a “fag Jew” and that “woman is the nigger of the world,” so we probably shouldn’t take everything he says too seriously. Still, I agree that music has a transformative effect on our society. If music can truly […]

Review – The Dark Knight Rises

July 27, 2012 by

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A few weeks ago, I found myself at Charlotte’s Regal Theater watching Marc Webb’s relaunch of the Spiderman series. There are good movies, there are bad movies, and then there are movies so miserably misguided that they cause you to question major facets of the universe. “If there was a God, why would She let […]

BREAKING: Obama Is A Bully

July 22, 2012 by

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BREAKING NEWS: According to recent reports, President Obama is a bully. He doesn’t play fair. Oh, and he hates America. Or something like that. So goes the latest attempt by the Romney team to provide a counter-narrative to the one painted by the Obama camp in the aggressive Bain Capital ads being rolled out in swing states this summer. […]

Let’s Talk Emmys.

July 22, 2012 by

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It’s that time of year again, folks. That glorious time where we wait in anticipation to see which one of our favorite shows has made it through the brutal critic showdown. It’s that time of year that makes me feel a bit warm inside. However, if you’re not a nerd, like me, you just refer […]