America’s Persistent Struggle to Love Black Youth

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America doesn’t care about Black youth. If you don’t believe Dr. Darron T. Smith about this, just look at the disparity in the funding of public education.

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All My Heroes Are Monsters

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Curtis Cook still wants to be a comic, but now more than ever he wants to be a different man than so many of the male comics who came before him.

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The Lessons Bill Cosby is Teaching Us That We Don’t Want to Learn

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Lance Burson thinks it’s time Americans paid attention.

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Mia Love May Be Black, But She’s Also Red

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Dr. Darron T. Smith makes clear that even though a Black woman was elected to Congress, we are still far from a post-racial society.

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Why We Need to Address Transgender Issues

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Addressing transgender issues is important because they’re human issues, too.

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How Both Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart Got It Really Wrong on Asian Americans


Jenn Fang is sick and tired of Bill O’Reilly’s commitment to the Model Minority myth, and wishes Jon Stewart had challenged the FoxNews star more effectively, and with more nuance.

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Hey Shia LaBeouf, Method Acting Isn’t an Excuse to Act Like a Jerk


Chris Osterndorf wants to remind famous guys like Shia LaBeouf that being an actor doesn’t mean you should get away with treating people badly.

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That’s So Raven—On Keeping Whiteness at a High Premium


Billy Flood hopes someday Raven-Symoné will look in the mirror and be proud of the Black gay woman she is.

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The Transformation of Justin Bieber From a White Youth to a Black Man

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Dr. Darron T. Smith explains that white artists like Justin Bieber enjoy the benefits of “acting black” without shouldering the racial burden of being black.

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Is Nick Jonas “Gay Baiting”?!

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Michael Rowe responds to claims that Nick Jonas is using his hotness just to lure in gay fans.

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Geeky Feminazis – A Comic


You hear these kinds of complaints from dudes all the time but to me it doesn’t make any sense.

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113 Years Ago Today, a President Died


On the operating table, President McKinley said, “He didn’t know, poor fellow, what he was doing. He couldn’t have known.”

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Ray Rice, Bystander Behavior, and a Culture of Violence


Instead of asking women the ‘why did you stay’ question, let us ask ourselves how do we become bystanders to a culture of violence?

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Kicking the Extra Point: How the NFL Should Take a Stand in Preventing Violence Against Women

Kicking the Extra Point by Bradley Gordon

The Ray Rice story presents a perfect opportunity to stand up against domestic violence. Will the NFL go for it—or will they punt?

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