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Race and Ethnicity

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

Travis Scott’s ‘Don’t Play’ Video is a Young Black American Male Dream

He might still be hit or miss on the mic, but Travis Scott is wild. His sonic identity has become more refined, and his...

Rich Gang White Boy, Tom Hanks’ son, and ‘nigga’

Non-Black people using the word 'nigga' is always touchy. Tom Hanks' son using it is just disappointing. First of all, the thirst that some White people have for...

Does Sage Steele Deserve To Be Dragged Like This?

After ESPN anchor Sage Steele criticized wide receiver Mike Evans for his Veteran's Day national anthem protest, much of Black Twitter yanked her curly-headed...

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...

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...
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...

Black Lives Matter Beyond the USA

The United States of America might be more entrenched in racial issues than any nation in the world. But Black Lives Matter isn't a...

A Thought: Why Aren’t There More Asian American Male White Supremacists?

In a world that puts Asian men down, silences us, uses us, ignores us, and shapes this utterly bland, uninspiring, unattractive, and vaguely repulsive...

Stop. Rachel Dolezal is not “Transracial”

You can be angry, amused, confused, or some combination of those feelings. Frankly, they're all valid when it comes to this Rachel Dolezal story. It...

“Race doesn’t matter” is the wrong answer

Why White privilege is something White members of hip-hop culture can't afford to disregard yet When Macklemore dropped 'White Privilege II' this past January, he...