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White identity is not simple, global Blackness is nuanced, and more mind-boggling talk about arguably the most pressing social topic of our time

The Cause White Male Terrorists Implicitly Fight For

In his usual dark, poignant humor, Jerrod Carmichael tried to normalize the concept of a place being "shoot-up-able" to Maxine in an episode of The...

‘Wind River’ and Wow We Don’t Care About Native Americans

Light spoilers are contained in the article. No major plot twists or reveals though, promise! Wind River is star-studded, brilliant, and you don't even know...

Nav and The Minefield of Nigga

Nav is an Indian-Canadian from Rexdale, a racially-diverse low-income neighborhood in Toronto. Clearly his people from the Rex, as he calls it, are cool...

Dash Cam Footage of Philando is Psychological Warfare

The release of the dash cam footage of Philando Castile's murder after his killer was acquitted is a form of psychological warfare. For years, we...

A Thought: Asian Americans Can’t Rock Out

Name one Asian American musician in a major scene or subgenre in American music. This prompt on its own warrants some pushback against what my...
Chinese Mississippians Tommy Quon

Vanilla Ice, Chinese Mississippians, and Hip-Hop

As described in The Big Payback, an extremely thorough chronicle of the hip-hop industry, Tommy Quon was a Chinese-American from Greenville, Mississippi. He owned...

How (not) to talk about race and Women’s Streetwear on Youtube

I said I thought critically about Anime, though that didn’t mean I participated in all other aspects of the anime fandom. One of these...

Daryl Davis and the Challenge of Engaging Racists

Any good racial justice activist on Twitter will tell you racists cannot be reasoned with. The best we can do is get White allies up...

Are You a Coon, Or Just Foolish?

Last week, Sage Steele said something dumb about today's political turmoil. Surprise. Once again, Sage Steele was accused of being a coon by some Black people...

Native American Issues Just Aren’t Cool Enough

The Dakota Access Pipeline is fucked up. Period. The US government took Native American lands while they were sovereign, reissued them, and continues to abuse the them. It's...