Let’s talk about institutional racism, shall we?
If the fate of the world rested on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ ability to answer a question about anything from elementary-level math to what she ate for breakfast, I’d pray only that we all got at least five phone calls to tell our loved ones goodbye. If DeVos were in a mental-math Olympics against a giraffe,…
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser recently shared some exciting and unexpected news: Her family has expanded by one!
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has seen the brutal footage of a NBA rookie’s arrest, and he has been worried ever since.
Three actresses are calling for the boycott of an Atlanta restaurant after they were arrested for entering the restaurant and taking too long in the restroom.
Customers at a Georgia seafood restaurant were shocked when the owner of the restaurant was caught on camera assaulting a female employee in front of other employees and patrons.
A Galesburg, Ill., man is facing hate crime charges after authorities say he repeatedly screamed racial slurs at a black woman in the drop-off zone in front of a local high school.
In another incident of cops behaving badly and being caught on video, an officer was caught during a traffic stop in Houston telling a woman he ordered out of the car to, “Put your hands up. Over your head! Pretend like we’re going to shoot you.”
Here at The Root, we talk a lot about things like white privilege, whitesplaining, white fragility, etc. Some of the folks who read our site find it hard to understand these concepts, so it’s always helpful when we have an example that displays exactly what we mean. Today is one of those days.
The White House wants desperately to craft this ideology that violent brown criminals are “animals.” Administration officials are pushing this so much, they recently released a blog on the official WhiteHouse.gov website titled, “What You Need to Know About the Violent Animals of MS-13.”
Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance claiming that NFL owners colluded to keep him out of the NFL. Team owners and several sports pundits who aren’t fans of the Movement for Black Lives claimed that Kaepernick’s days as a starting quarterback were behind him.
If you have ever wondered what would happen if Tomi Lahren had a baby with Thanos, a Nevada man may have found the answer.
LeBron James is not here for the “Make America great again” fuckboy-ness that has epitomized white nationalism.
A man who was previously arrested by a cop is now alleging that the same cop has continued to harass him. But this time, it was caught on camera by his girlfriend, who was in the passenger seat during the stop.
Finally some good news, dammit!
Whenever President Donald Trump starts tweeting wildly and furiously, it usually means he’s bothered about the Russia investigation. On Sunday the president fired off a series of all-cap-and-exclamation-point-laden tweets that were all over the place. In the end, the most telling tweet, and the one that proves that…
Inviting any person of color to party like it’s any time before the 1980s (I’m being super-generous here) is less of an invitation and more of a threat. It’s not really even safe to party as a person of color in 2018. Yet, somehow, educators and prom organizers at Cherry Hill High School East in New Jersey thought it…
A Georgia woman was furious after another woman not only insulted her $85 wig but also snatched it off her head and set it ablaze. Angie Marie Smith, 54, of Macon, Ga., called the Bibb County Sheriff’s Department after, she says, Brittany L. Huff told her her wig was ugly and then took it upon herself to rid the world…
Donald Trump’s America continues to be grimy as usual, especially to those perceived to be immigrants, and this time, a Montana border agent has acknowledged on camera that he only stopped and questioned two women at a local gas station because he overheard them speaking Spanish to each other.
Love Spike Lee to death, but we wouldn’t be throwing that much shade if we said that sometimes the big homie’s films are about as good as his beloved Knicks in the playoffs.