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Someone Accuses Disney Of Whitewashing Their Characters, Gets Shut Down In The Most Epic Way

The subreddit MurderedByWords is described as “a place for well-constructed put-downs, comebacks, and counter-arguments.” These kind of thoughtful, factual and satisfying responses are increasingly worth their weight in gold in in this age of social media hysteria, where the bullies and trolls often get the upper hand.The latest example of a perfect comeback was uploaded to the forum by redditor BlackOrre. Somebody had criticized Disney’s choice of mixed race characters in the movie ‘Big Hero 6,’ discounting mixed race people as not truly ‘diverse’ and suggesting that characters should be ‘all…

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Aretha Franklins Regal Rebellion Against Racism

Aretha Franklin became feminist anthems for all women, and as much as she embodied a major cultural shift for all women, Aretha was a Black woman. A Black woman who didnt coo cutely or present herself as an ingnue in the age of Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick; a Black woman who didnt trust anyone to tell her story for her; and a Black woman come to grips with its own racist culture and history, Aretha Franklin emerged as a Black woman with no qualms about projecting that Blackness to…

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Mission: Impossible star Ving Rhames talks the time a neighbor mistook him for a criminal

Ving Rhames might be a famous Hollywood actor, but he too is not immune to rampant everyday racismImage: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images 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 has of course been a part of the core Mission:…

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Taking A Stand: An Ohio English Teacher Has Removed All the N-Words From Huckleberry Finn And Put Them Into Mary Shelleys Frankenstein

In recent years, Mark Twain’s celebrated novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn has become pretty infamous for its characters’ frequent use of the N-word as they converse with one another in the 19th-century American South. While this has occasionally caused controversy when the book was taught in classrooms, one incredible woman might have just solved the problem once and for all: An English teacher in Ohio has removed all the N-words from Huckleberry Finn and put them into Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.Amazing. This badass teacher really knows how to get things…

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Law professor sees path to impeachment from Trump’s ‘sh*thole countries’ comment

Rep. Al Green might have been the first to call for another impeachment vote after reports circulated of President Trump’s alleged “shithole countries” comment in the Oval Office, but he wasn’t the only one with impeachment on his mind. Convinced that Trump’s comment was racist, Cornell law professor Josh Chafetz put together the case for impeachment of the president in a series of tweets Thursday. In my view, a constitutionally conscientious legislator could conclude that a demonstrated pattern of racist conduct by a president constituted a high crime or misdemeanor…

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Finally: The Indians Are Replacing Their Racist Mascot Chief Wahoo With A White Woman Wearing A Native American Halloween Costume

After spending decades defending their outdated and racist mascot, the Cleveland Indians have finally agreed to make a much-needed change. As of next year, the franchise announced that it will be retiring Chief Wahoo and replacing him with a brand-new mascot that will heal their image: a white woman dressed up in a Native American Halloween costume! Hell yes, the Cleveland Indians are getting rid of that grotesque racial caricature and totally making amends. About time! According to the team’s owners, Chief Wahoo will officially be replaced by the new…

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Eric Clapton Apologizes for Racist Past: I Sabotaged Everything

The British guitar legend Eric Clapton has told of the self-disgust he felt at seeing old footage of she was married to George Harrison. I knew it was wrong, George was my best friend, he says, But I felt the compulsion toward her. She was the most incredible woman I had ever met. Even though they were married, I wanted her, even though she was unavailable. Clapton married Pattie in 1979 but they split nine years later. Claptonwho is a three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,…

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Heather Heyer’s Mom: I Have To Hide Her Grave From The Nazis

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VirginiaHeather Heyers ashes are interred in a safe place, says her mother Susan Bro, at an unmarked, undisclosed, completely protected location. This site cannot be publicly known because of all those extremists who profess their hatred for Heyer and Bro, and who convey their continued threats of violence toward Bro and others of Heyers family. The location is also secret to protect those who work there, says Bro. She visits Heyer there in peace, and other members of the family and close friends have been to the location, or…

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