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Nuanced talk about arguably the most pressing social issue 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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not our ‘Black Panther’

I know there’s this hope that CRA is going to be our Black Panther. I see a lot of exuberance surrounding it. We did...

I used to find Black women unattractive

We've all heard the argument that racial dating preferences are "inherently racist." Perhaps you disagree; there's just no way you'll find (insert race here)...

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...