The Police Are America's Terrorists

Last Saturday, Walter Scott was driving his Mercedes in North Charleston, S.C., when he was pulled over by police officer Michael Slager for driving with a broken taillight. Scott had a complicated life, as many of us do. He was employed and engaged; he owed back child support; in all likelihood he really didn’t… » 4/08/15 9:26pm 4/08/15 9:26pm

Announcer Calls Black UNI Player "Best Athlete ... Flashiest Player"

Northern Iowa is playing Wyoming right now in the NCAA Tournament, and as you would guess, there are a whole lot of smart, gritty gym rats on the court. Two and a half minutes into the game, though, Northern Iowa subbed in Wes Washpun, a black player. Spero Dedes, calling the game alongside Mike Gminski, introduced… » 3/20/15 3:00pm 3/20/15 3:00pm

Oklahoma LB Eric Striker To Racist Frat Boys: "Fuck All You Bitches"

The University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter has been shut down after video of members conducting a racist chant surfaced over the weekend. In a Snapchat video that made its way onto the internet, Sooners linebacker Eric Striker shared his furious reaction to the incident. » 3/09/15 12:01pm 3/09/15 12:01pm

Racist Dutch Soccer Fans Throw Inflatable Banana At Black Player…

Feyenoord fans continue to expose themselves as douche bags of the highest order. First it was trashing Rome before the first leg of their Europa League tie against Roma, then it was threatening further shenanigans ahead of the return leg, and now they've gone ahead and gotten racist. » 2/26/15 4:19pm 2/26/15 4:19pm

Chelsea To Fans: Guys, Please Don't Be Racist This Weekend

In contrast to the sentiment expressed by some fans in Paris last week, Chelsea feel that, though some of their fans may be racist, that is definitely not the way they like it. In light of this and this weekend's opponent, the club is threatening to come down hard on any supporters caught being racist. » 2/26/15 2:00pm 2/26/15 2:00pm

How To Not Get Shot To Death By A Police Officer

If you're reading this, congrats! You're definitely alive, and you're probably not being stopped or shot to death by a police officer at this very moment. This is half the battle. Now the hard part: If you're alive, there's a chance you'll get stopped by a police officer before you die, and if you're stopped,… » 2/04/15 11:05am 2/04/15 11:05am

How to Talk About Race with Your Kids

It'd be wonderful if you could just say to children, "People might look different and come from different places, but we're all equal and should be treated the same" and leave it at that. But if recent news has taught us anything, it's that reality is not so simple, and we need to face the topics of race and racism… » 1/25/15 2:07pm 1/25/15 2:07pm

Jim Gray Learns Not To Assume Guy Named "Maldonado" Can't Speak English

Tonight's SHObox undercard featured Amir Imam claiming a TKO win over Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a 140-pound bout. Afterward, ubiquitous microphone toady Jim Gray went to interview the losing fighter, a lifelong Albuquerque resident. Except he extended the mic to Maldonado's trainer, assuming the young man didn't speak… » 1/17/15 11:11pm 1/17/15 11:11pm

Rape, Murder, Violent Racism: The Weirdest McDonald's Ad Campaign Ever

So 28 years ago this month, McDonald's put together a campaign that would dominate the fast-food giant's advertising strategy for years. "Mac Tonight," a ploy to redefine the restaurant as a place worthy of serving you not just breakfast and lunch, but dinner, too, starred an anthropomorphic crescent moon/Jay Leno… » 12/22/14 1:24pm 12/22/14 1:24pm

Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014

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On Wednesday, after the announcement that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted for killing Eric Garner, the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a series of tweets naming 76 men and women who were killed in police custody since the 1999 death of Amadou Diallo in New York. Starting with the most… » 12/08/14 2:17pm 12/08/14 2:17pm

Clueless Soccer Owner Tacks On More Racism In Apology For Earlier Racism

Dave Whelan, the septuagenarian owner of former Premier League club Wigan, is having some trouble keeping his foot out of his mouth. Of course, when words like "chink," "chingaling," and phrases like "Jewish people chase money more than everybody else" seem like acceptable fodder for public statements, it's… » 12/05/14 5:08pm 12/05/14 5:08pm