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Grindr aims to stamp out discrimination on its platform with ‘Kindr’ initiative

Grindr has long had a problem with discrimination. It’s evidenced by profiles which are openly racist, with terms like “Black=block,” “no gaysians” or “no chocolate or rice” that are written in these bios. SEE ALSO: Bumble launches digital snooze button that lets you take a mental health break Now the gay dating app is looking...CONTINUE READING
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Twitter drags Trump-backed Florida candidate for racist comment

Ron DeSantis is already in hot water less than a day after winning the GOP nomination in the Florida gubernatorial race because of a racist remark he made about his upcoming general election opponent, democrat Andrew Gillum.  The Trump-endorsed DeSantis stepped it in big time on Wednesday morning during an appearance on Fox News in...CONTINUE READING
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Ving Rhames recalls the time police held him at gunpoint in his own home

In America, even fame can’t protect black people from the life-threatening dangers of white fragility. While promoting Mission: Impossible: Fallout on Sirius XM’s radio show The Clay Cane Show, actor Ving Rhames revealed that he himself was the victim in a terrifying encounter with the police, after a neighbor mistook him for a robber. Rhames...CONTINUE READING
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Seth Rogen calls out Twitter’s Jack Dorsey for the platform’s white supremacist problem

Seth Rogen is sick and tired of how Twitter has been dealing with the racists and white supremacists who plague the platform. The actor called out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday in a public tweet. I’ve been DMing with @jack about his bizarre need to verify white supremacists on his platform for the last...CONTINUE READING
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5 things white people can do before they call the cops on a black person

Thanks to Alison Ettel, aka #PermitPatty, we can add selling bottled water without a permit to the list of things black people can’t do in America without having the cops called on them.  Ettel became the subject of viral outrage Saturday when she appeared to call the police to report an 8-year-old black girl “illegally”...CONTINUE READING
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To the delight of ‘The Daily Show,’ not even Fox News could defend Roseanne Barr’s tweet

The whole saga of Roseanne Barr’s gross, racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide of President Barack Obama, continues to unfold and, thankfully, we have the likes of Trevor Noah at The Daily Show to help us make sense of it all. In this clip from Wednesday night, Noah breaks down exactly how Fox...CONTINUE READING
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Trump’s terrible response to the ‘Roseanne’ controversy is the most Trump thing ever

After 24 hours of silence, you knew it was coming: Donald Trump finally tweeted about Roseanne Barr’s racist comments about Valerie Jarrett and the subsequent cancelation of her ABC show. And, of course, he managed to do so in the most Trumpian way possible. Here’s the tweet: Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to...CONTINUE READING
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8,000 Starbucks stores close their doors for racial-bias training

Starbucks is out of business for the afternoon. In response to several Starbucks employees being accused of racial profiling customers, the coffee chain decided to close its 8,000 company-owned stores for several hours on May 29 to administer racial-bias training. SEE ALSO: How can Starbucks ensure its racial-bias training actually helps a divided America? For...CONTINUE READING
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Dictonary.com just came for Roseanne Barr and her racist comments

Roseanne Barr is the subject of countless headlines and tweets on Tuesday after posting racist remarks on Twitter before announcing she would be leaving the platform altogether. Barr’s since-deleted tweet was pointed towards Barack Obama’s former advisor Valerie Jarrett, saying if the “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” As noted by...CONTINUE READING
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