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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

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...

‘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)...

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...

Young Nudy Said “Nigger” On “4L” And Made Me Uncomfortable

"4L"—a nod to some gang shit in Atlanta that I know nothing about—off of I Am > I Was smacks. 21 Savage's growth as a rapper...

The Pulse Shooting and The Erasure of QTPOC

The recent homophobic mass shooting of over 50 LGBTQ+ Latinx* folks at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida has shed light upon an issue...

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...

Mean Girls: An Asian American Retrospective

Mean Girls used to be one of my favorite movies. The plot was full of laugh-out-loud moments and characters who stretched the imagination, but...

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...
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Since99 Won’t End Racism, But He’s Hard

There's something special about a White boy who looks like this and can rap...