Nation Reacts to Ferguson Verdict, Systemic Racism
Internet / News / Politics / Race

Nation Reacts to Ferguson Verdict, Systemic Racism

Ferguson, Missouri exploded in anger Monday night, moments after the announcement of a grand jury decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Despite the frigid temperatures, dense crowds gathered outside the police station in anticipation of the verdict. Police and the National Guard … Continue reading

How to Get Away With Murder Is Everything “That” New York Times Review Said It Is
Feminism / Race / TV

How to Get Away With Murder Is Everything “That” New York Times Review Said It Is

Like everyone else on the internet, I heard about the New York Times review of the first episode of How to Get Away With Murder, wherein the author used the phrase “Angry black woman” to describe Viola Davis’ character in the show. Shonda Rhimes, show runner of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, probably didn’t need anyone’s help … Continue reading

Don’t Buy the Hype: FCKH8 is Just Another For-Profit Company
Capitalism / Culture / Race

Don’t Buy the Hype: FCKH8 is Just Another For-Profit Company

FCKH8 has built a good image for itself. It emerged out of the controversy following California’s Proposition 8, which was on the ballot in 2008 to repeal same sex marriage. Now some years later, with over 300,000 likes on Facebook, over 40,000 Twitter followers, and endorsements from Jane Lynch, Dan Savage, and the eighth horcrux … Continue reading