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Mother calls 7-year-old’s klansman costume a family tradition

Halloween has come and gone, but racism last forever. The mother of a 7-year-old boy is defending her son’s choice to dress as a klansman for Halloween. Jessica Black of Virginia says the attire is a family tradition.

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White teen who dressed as a “n***er” for Halloween to critics: ‘worry about finding your dad’

One of two teen girls who posted a picture dressed in Blackface after being “n***ers” for Halloween has responded to criticism for her costume choice. The teen had a message for African Americans, telling them the stop worrying about her costume and to start worrying about where their fathers are.

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17 years later: a black woman recalls protecting a white klansman

Keisha Thomas remembers it like yesterday. It was June 1996, and 17 Ku Klux Klan members held a rally in Ann Arbor, Mich. Hundreds of locals arrived on the scene to protest the KKK’s presence as police protected the Klansman.

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It’s not racist if it’s Halloween

Halloween is right next door. I absolutely love Halloween. It’s the only day where you can actually be whatever you want to be and no one judges you for it. So put on drag, wear the skimpiest outfit, or be your childhood superhero no matter how embarrassing it may be. It’s all good on Halloween. […]

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Jim Wheeler says comments about reinstating slavery out of context

Last week, a North Carolina GOP official resigned after calling blacks lazy during an interview on The Daily Show. Not to be outdone, Nevada Republican Jim Wheeler said that he’d vote to re-institute slavery if that’s what his constituents wanted him to do.

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Race Play: interracial couples use slavery as a means of intimacy

Interracial dating is controversial enough, but a few couples are “reclaiming” their right to date who they want by using “race play” as a form of intimacy. The practice brings racial epithets, submission and re-enactments of slavery to the bedroom.

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Today in Post-Race History: The Halloween Press Release

Halloween is this week. Which is to say that on Thursday and the days following, black people will have their annual opportunity to remind white people who listen that blackface is offensive #neverforget. Last year, my Halloween community service included a checklist that white people could use to determine whether their chosen costume would offend […]

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What about Team Brown Skin?

I never had to deal with colorism most of my life. It wasn’t until these past few years, I realized that racism is not the only hurdle we must overcome. I don’t want to sound predictable. I want to share my thoughts with you. I’m a brown skinned woman. Brown as in carmel. As in Reginal Hall or Halle Berry […]

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Dutch natives protest “Black Pete” criticism

On Monday, we broke news of a protest happening in the Netherlands against the country’s long-standing Christmas tradition honoring, Sinterklass, the Dutch version of Santa Claus. Today, the natives of the Netherlands are using social media to strike back with an online petition to preserve the tradition.

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African-themed birthday party sparks controversy

A 21-year-old Australian woman is getting criticized, (and rightfully so) for her choice of theme for a party. Olivia Mahon asked attendees to wear “African themed” costumes/clothing, and of course blackface, gorrillas, warpaint and Native American headdresses were the result.

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