During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump was asked to publicly denounce militia groups and white supremacists, many of whom are his staunch supporters. But Trump danced around the question and then suggested left-wing organizations posed a bigger threat to the country. But the most unsettling portion of his answer was when he directed the neo-fascist organization Proud Boys to “stand by.” Continue reading Trump Tells ‘Proud Boys’ to ‘Stand By’ When Asked to Condemn White Supremacists During Debate
Several dozen Black former McDonald’s franchisees have filed a lawsuit against the fast-food giant for discrimination and claiming the company denied them “equal opportunity to economic success” compared to white franchisees. Continue reading 52 Black Former Franchise Owners File Discrimination Lawsuit Against McDonald’s
Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. Continue reading ‘Family Guy’ Star Mike Henry Quits Cleveland Brown Role: ‘Persons of Color Should Play Characters of Color’
Today, as demonstrators continue to fight for justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and a growing list of others, the country is getting ready to celebrate the 155th anniversary of a milestone in the liberation of Black people by way of America’s other holiday: Juneteenth. Continue reading Juneteenth: The 155-Year History of America’s Other Holiday
Quaker Oats is retiring the more than 130-year-old Aunt Jemima brand and logo, acknowledging its origins are based on a racial stereotype.
This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had “a sick and twisted view of the flag” which did not reflect “the people in our state who respect and in many ways revere it.” If the governor meant that very few of the flag’s supporters believe in mass murder, she is surely right. But on the question of whose view of the Confederate flag is more twisted, she is almost certainly wrong. Continue reading The Meaning of The Confederate Flag and What This Cruel War Was Over