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Why We Still Need to Talk About Privilege

Why We Still Need to Talk About Privilege

by Jamilah King on September 30 2013, 7:00AM

Recent online discussions of race, class and gender privilege have been dismissive of the concept. Here’s how they miss the point.

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Shady Businessman Exploits Homeless to Wait in Line for iPhones

Shady Businessman Exploits Homeless to Wait in Line for iPhones

by Jamilah King on September 23 2013, 9:51AM

But the man refused to hold up his end of the bargain.

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How People Use Google Street View to Indulge in Poverty Porn

How People Use Google Street View to Indulge in Poverty Porn

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 10:37AM

Apparently, poverty is fun. Who knew?

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What the NSA's Spying Has to Do With Racial Justice

What the NSA’s Spying Has to Do With Racial Justice

by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 12:28PM

A federal lawsuit from Verizon could overturn the FCC’s hard fought open Internet regulations.

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TV Host Julie Chen Says She Was Pressured Into Eyelid Surgery

TV Host Julie Chen Says She Was Pressured Into Eyelid Surgery

by Jamilah King on September 12 2013, 3:03PM

The TV anchor made her admission on CBS this week.

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Apple's New iPhones and the Race to Drive Smartphone Adoption

Apple’s New iPhones and the Race to Drive Smartphone Adoption

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 1:53PM

There’s still a digital divide between people who can create content and those who can only consume it.

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Meet Abby White, the Worst Interracial Relationship Counselor Ever

Meet Abby White, the Worst Interracial Relationship Counselor Ever

by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 11:55AM

It’s just jokes, people.

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Poll: 40 Percent of White People Only Have White Friends

Poll: 40 Percent of White People Only Have White Friends

by Jamilah King on August 9 2013, 12:23PM

The poll comes in the wake of a debate on race after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Why 'Orange Is the New Black' Is So Addictive

Why ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Is So Addictive

by Von Diaz on August 2 2013, 7:15AM

The Netflix series sets the bar for a new kind of dramedy that carefully addresses gender, sexuality, and white privilege.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Media

Jay Smooth: The Magical Danger of Sagging Pants

Jay Smooth: The Magical Danger of Sagging Pants

by Aura Bogado on August 1 2013, 3:52PM

Jay Smooth was surprised to learn that structural inequalities suddenly disappear when black people stop sagging their pants.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Media, /NOW

'American Idol' Hit With $250 Million Racial Discrimination Suit

‘American Idol’ Hit With $250 Million Racial Discrimination Suit

by Jamilah King on July 26 2013, 9:37AM

Ten black former contestants are suing.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

Bay Area TV News Airs Racist Asiana Airlines Prank

Bay Area TV News Airs Racist Asiana Airlines Prank

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2013, 7:10PM

As if speculation about the Asiana Airlines flight disaster hasn’t been plagued by enough racism.

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Paula Deen, an American Story

Paula Deen, an American Story

by Imara Jones on July 4 2013, 7:00AM

Deen embodies the selective amnesia that’s allowed the U.S. to paper over its racial, economic and political contradictions, right from the start.

Topics: Economic Justice, Media, Paula Deen

You Can Have Your Own Community Radio Station -- Here's Where to Start

You Can Have Your Own Community Radio Station — Here’s Where to Start

by Jamilah King on June 25 2013, 2:07PM

After a 15 year battle, hundreds of community radio station licenses are up for grabs.

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The Immigrant You Won't See in Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring'

The Immigrant You Won’t See in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Bling Ring’

by Jorge Rivas on June 13 2013, 8:07AM

In the age of immigration reform and Deferred Action are portrayals of undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes a good thing?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Parents of Biracial Cheerios Girl Say They Were 'Excited' About Negative Comments

Parents of Biracial Cheerios Girl Say They Were ‘Excited’ About Negative Comments

by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2013, 11:33AM

Cheerios commercial star and her family made an appearance on MSNBC.

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West Coast's Second Largest Paper Drops the Term 'Illegal Immigrant'

West Coast’s Second Largest Paper Drops the Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2013, 1:47PM

The second largest newspaper on the West Coast tells its writers they can no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.”

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Lucy Liu: 'People See Sandra Bullock In a Romantic Comedy, Not Me'

Lucy Liu: ‘People See Sandra Bullock In a Romantic Comedy, Not Me’

by Jorge Rivas on May 15 2013, 11:59AM

Lucy Liu talks battling Asian stereotypes in Hollywood.

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Study Finds People Of Color Nearly Invisible On Evening Cable News

Study Finds People Of Color Nearly Invisible On Evening Cable News

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2013, 2:08PM

Rachel Maddow and Piers Morgan hosted the lowest number guests of color amongst their networks.

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Is the 'Pigford' Pushback a Case of Resistance Against Reparations for Black Farmers?

Is the ‘Pigford’ Pushback a Case of Resistance Against Reparations for Black Farmers?

by Brentin Mock on May 6 2013, 1:12PM

Ten scholars from major universities have risen to the defense of black farmers who were accused in a New York Times article of exploiting and defrauding a settlement made to remedy decades of discrimination in financial lending. In a letter…

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