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UC Irvine Frat Sparks Outrage with Blackface Video: “He was trying to be Jay-Z…”

You know what never goes out of style on college campuses? Kegs? Yes. But also: blackface. Last week, news broke that members of the UC Irvine outfit of Lambda Theta Dlta corked it up for a music video. Here we go again. Why is blackface such an enduring form of racism?

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How Racism Is Destroying America’s Political Discourse

Racism grows classier and more refined every day, but it never goes away. How else can we explain the American people tolerating the unprecedented disrespect, racism, obstruction and outright legislative terrorism being perpetrated by the GOP?

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The Viral Video, EBT: We Have Failed You, Chapter . . . An Open Letter

By Fallon 9:22 am August 26, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII&feature=youtu.be Dear Chapter, Once upon a time when I was a little brown girl and the economy was really bad because of Reganomics, my “employed” and single black mother received food assistance to help feed her two daughters because her minimal wage check could not fully cover rent […]

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The Joke IS Black People

By Keantre Malone 12:00 pm February 17, 2011 Dedicated to Gopher! I support you ma. Nothing spikes my blood pressure quicker than non-Black people that change their demeanor around Black people. It occurs mostly between womyn; non-Blacks add “u’s” to “girl”, perform the two snaps and around gesture, push their lips out to say “boo […]

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