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Here’s What’s Missing From the #BlackLivesMatter Discussion

There are missing pieces in the coverage of Black Lives Matter. Yes, putting an end to abuse of force by the police is a primary […]

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Allure’s Misguided Guide to Afros

Allure tried to teach white women how to achieve an afro, and the internet got pissed http://t.co/RfbdtOL0T1 pic.twitter.com/UzA2UFgn2P — Mashable (@mashable) August 4, 2015 In […]

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Whitewashing History

Recently it was revealed Boston-bred actor Ben Affleck asked the producers of the PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots to omit the fact that his […]

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Blackness Isn’t Transferable

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — the day Union soldiers […]

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Why Doesn’t Serena Williams Get Her Due? She’s a Black Woman

After winning the French Open finals on Saturday — despite a terrible case of the flu that caused her to vomit in the middle of […]

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In Campus Sex Assault, Rights of Victims, Accused at Odds

Though Columbia University president Lee Bollinger denies an intentional snub, he did not shake Emma Sulkowicz’s hand when she — carrying a dorm mattress — […]

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Tony Come Lately?

As a full supporter of the #BlackLivesMatterMovement, I wield a hefty amount of skepticism towards any candidate’s newfound interest or consciousness on this matter — […]

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Why I Won’t Watch Floyd Mayweather Fight

On May 2nd, Floyd Mayweather will go up against Manny Pacquaio in a much-publicized fight available at a premium price on Pay-Per-View. Mayweather has evolved into something […]

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The Astonishing Ubiquity of Walter Scott’s Death

I spent the better part of the last week avoiding video of the Walter Scott shooting. I read the various articles that accompanied it as […]

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Trevor Noah and the Never-Ending Cycle of Twitter Shame

The thing about people is that they’re fallible; they do bad things, both intentionally and unintentionally. As we were all taught as children, people make […]

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Sometimes, Racism Is Just Racism

The story about a bunch of young racists bound together under the fraternal bonds of exclusion and utter stupidity has grown with leaps and bounds […]

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Medicating Women’s Feelings? What Else Is New?

According to a piece in the New York Times that ran on Sunday, “at least one in four women in America now takes a psychiatric […]

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What New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait Gets Wrong About Political Correctness

Jonathan Chait, previously a senior editor at The New Republic and currently a writer at New York magazine, spent a great amount of words last week espousing the […]

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Three Lessons for Police

When New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio went on the record in saying that he and his wife have “had to literally train” their […]

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Why “I Can’t Breathe” Matters

There was once a time in sports where it was cool to be an anti-hero. Charles Barkley ran a money-making campaign to prove he was […]