Justin Trudeau Falls Flat On His Blackface – Wonkette

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for another blackface scandal. We’ve covered a variety of Al Jolson sightings while on the blackface beat, but this is our first with an international dateline. We learned last night that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore blackface to an “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the private school where he was […]

The viral selfie app ImageNet Roulette seemed fun – until it called me a racist slur | Technology | The Guardian

How are you supposed to react when a robot calls you a “gook”? At first glance, ImageNet Roulette seems like just another viral selfie app – those irresistible 21st-century magic mirrors that offer a simulacrum of insight in exchange for a photograph of your face. Want to know what you will look like in 30 […]

How White Nationalists See What They Want to See in DNA Tests – The New York Times

  What happens when white supremacists on the hate site Stormfront learn that they’re not as white as they thought? Two researchers investigated. ImageMembers of the National Socialist Movement en route to a rally in Little Rock, Ark., last year. A new study looked at white nationalists’ responses to their sometimes surprising DNA test results.CreditCreditJim […]

White at the Museum | April 3, 2019 Act 3 | Full Frontal on TBS | Full Frontal on TBS

White statues have long been a tool for white supremacists to claim historical superiority but as with all things, the white supremacists are wrong. The Lucas Brothers went to The Met to see it all in color. Source: White at the Museum | April 3, 2019 Act 3 | Full Frontal on TBS | Full Frontal […]

Facebook Bans White Nationalism and White Separatism – Motherboard

After a civil rights backlash, Facebook will now treat white nationalism and separatism the same as white supremacy, and will direct users who try to post that content to a nonprofit that helps people leave hate groups. Image: ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images In a major policy shift for the world’s biggest social media network, Facebook banned […]

Rashida Tlaib, Mark Meadows Spar Over Racism at Cohen Hearing

Photo: C-SPAN (Twitter) Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib may have been the last lawmaker to question Michael Cohen during today’s mind-numbingly long hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, but it ended up being absolutely worth the wait. After initially offering a basic overview of Cohen’s testimony, and the allegations of crimes committed by President […]

7 questions about Liam Neeson saying he wanted to “kill” a “black bastard” after a friend’s assault

Photo: Nicholas Hunt Just in case you haven’t yet read The Independent’s new interview with Liam Neeson, here’s the gist: During a routine junket interview for his new movie Cold Pursuit, Neeson inexplicably decided to drop a jaw-dropping story about how, in some indeterminate point in the past, an unnamed woman he knew was sexually […]

Liam Neeson interview: Rape, race and how I learnt revenge doesn’t work | The Independent

Liam Neeson is sitting in an armchair with a flask of tea at his side. We are in the sprawling suite of a Manhattan hotel to talk about his latest film, Cold Pursuit. Just as he has in a number of roles since he became an action hero in his fifties, Neeson plays an everyman hell-bent […]

What does Liam Neeson’s desire to avenge a woman raped by a black man tell us about society and race? | The Independent

These days, when Liam Neeson comes up in conversation, so too does his onscreen penchant for taking justice into his own hands on behalf of his loved ones. FromTaken, “If you let my daughter go now that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don’t, […]