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

“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...

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...

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...

It’s Not Black And White: Race in Brazil

Imagine being the child of two parents of predominantly African descent. You have a skin tone like Akon's, and your sibling of the same...

‘Dope’: Blackness, Pop Culture, and Growing Up in 2015

Revolving around a circus of coinciding storylines and Malcolm's issues of self-understanding, Dope serves as a humorous representation of popular youth culture in 2015...

Creators, But Not Owners: Black America And Urban Culture

Between Rock and Roll, Hip-hop, countless dance crazes, and additions to the English lexicon, American pop culture has a lot to thank Black people for. What...

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...

The Dixon Challenge

An honest, self-identified redneck took to YouTube recently to get real about racism. The man has since been identified as actor/filmmaker Jorge Eugene Moran. He...

Waka Flocka Becomes Scapegoat for Racism

Yesterday on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' show, a panel discussion was held about Oklahoma University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon members' racist chant. Several claims were made by...