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Former Facebook employee releases internal memo accusing the company of failing its black users and employees

A former Facebook employee is going public with his claims that the company is failing its black employees as well as its black users. “Facebook has a black people problem,” begins Mark S. Luckie’s internal memo shared publicly for the first time on Tuesday. Luckie says he circulated his memo to all of Facebook’s global...CONTINUE READING
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Powerful Stan Lee column from 1968 about racism resurfaces on Twitter

Following the death of Marvel comics’ Stan Lee, people have begun recirculating a 1968 column Lee wrote denouncing racism (something a disturbing number of politicians refuse to do to this day). As part of his storied comics career, Lee spent almost four decades writing regular installments of  “Stan’s Soapbox” on the backs of comics, in...CONTINUE READING
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Dear white women: Here’s how to step up for women of color

Whenever I’m in predominantly white spaces with my Salvadoran grandparents, I’m on high alert because at any second, some racist bigot can harass them for speaking Spanish. I haven’t had to defend them yet, but given the recent rise in hate crimes and related incidents, it’s likely I will one day.  We’ve seen it happen...CONTINUE READING
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Idaho school hit with backlash over offensive Trump-inspired costumes

Proving that even Halloween isn’t immune from the political division our country is currently embroiled in, an Idaho school district has issued an apology after it faced stiff backlash to pictures of staffers in pro-Trump, anti-Immigrant costumes for the holiday. In one photo, several staffers are lined up forming a brick wall with Trump’s famous...CONTINUE READING
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The problem with ‘Sabrina’s intersectional feminist witchcraft

This post contains spoilers for Season 1 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina desperately wants you to know how woke it is. From Sabrina founding the WICCA (Women’s Intersectional Cultural and Creative Association) club to help her black best friend Ros, to protecting her gender nonconforming friend Susie from bullies,...CONTINUE READING
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Why Spike Lee cast a Finnish actor as the most fanatical white supremacist in ‘BlacKkKlansman’

When Jasper Pääkkönen walked out of the audition room after reading for the main white supremacist role in BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee was absolutely convinced the actor was born and bred in the States – which is fittingly symbolic for a film based entirely on false perceptions, impersonations, and doppelgängery of almost Shakespearean proportions.  “At some...CONTINUE READING
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An injunction is keeping a UK #MeToo scandal from being published. The accused could still be named.

A “leading” British businessman has been granted an injunction order preventing a national newspaper from publishing allegations of “sexual harassment and racial abuse of staff.” According to an investigation by The Daily Telegraph, the allegations “would be sure to reignite the #MeToo movement against the mistreatment of women, minorities and others by powerful employers.”  SEE...CONTINUE READING
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A relative of Robert E. Lee delivers a clear-eyed rebuke of Donald Trump’s praise

Sometimes words deliver a punch to the gut. Not the kind of impact that knocks you down, but the kind that lifts you up. Early Saturday morning, a descendant of the Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee, Reverend Robert Lee IV, posted a video message on Twitter taking exception to President Donald Trump’s Friday...CONTINUE READING
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Disney re-did the art for a princess in ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ after whitewashing criticisms

For once, it seems the story of a big Hollywood studio facing criticisms over poor representation ended with a happily ever after. In the months since teasers for Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, started showing a Disney princess reunion scene, fans have been calling out the studio behind the movie for whitewashing one...CONTINUE READING
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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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