Wonkette writer Robyn Pennacchia went on a brilliant Twitter rant about the strange history of square dancing, which is not an old American tradition, but rather a 20th century hoax that Henry Ford and Dr Pappy Shaw created to get white people to stop dancing to music made by black people.
Ford evenRead More
After Papa Johns made a big show of denouncing black football players who kneel to protest police violence, the Nazis made a big show of declaring Papa Johns the official pizza of the white nationalist movement. After thinking about this for maybe a day or two too long, Papa Johns has announced that it wouldRead More
Cedric Ingram-Lewis and Larry McCullough were removed from Victory & Praise Christian Academy’s football team after protesting during the national anthem this week. Ingram-Lewis raised his fist, recalling the salute of John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Olympics, while McCullough kneeled. Head coach Ronnie Mitchem immediately removed them from the team, declaring theirRead More
Leland Melvin is the astronaut in that fabulous NASA photo with his two dogs. He is an engineer and former NASA education leader, and the author of ‘Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances.’ He shared this essay with friends today, and I thought you’d like to read it, too.—XJRead More
Four fans were kicked out of Boston’s Fenway Park during a baseball game yesterday after unfurling a banner reading: “Racism Is As American As Baseball.”
Here’s what one of the planners of the stunt had to say:
There were originally about eight people involved who had this idea, andRead More
Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest, kneeling during the national anthem, kicked off a firestorm of controversy that’s revving back upImage: Mike Groll/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Marcus Gilmer2017-08-08 22:54:21 UTC As a new NFL season approaches, an old controversy is being given new life as quarterback Colin Kaepernick still doesn’t have a team. And with two teams having passedRead More
In a now viral video clip from a police bodycam, Aramis Ayala, Florida’s first African-American elected state attorney, is pulled over by Orlando cops for what appears to be no good reason.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Ayala is “no stranger to racially charged insults, especially afterRead More