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Nuanced talk about arguably the most pressing social issue of our time.

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...

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...

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

UPDATE (11/4/2019): Not sure how I missed this story about Scott's first childhood memories being in Houston's South Park living with his grandma. He...

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...

Dear women tired of mediocre white men,

Dear women tired of mediocre white men, I’ve heard a lot of you complain about the mediocre white men you date. I’ve heard complaints about how...

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...

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...

‘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...
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...