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Racism

  1. brownface
    Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface to an ‘Arabian Nights’–Themed Gala in 2001“He attended with friends and colleagues dressed as a character from Aladdin.”
  2. snl
    New SNL Hire Shane Gillis Has a History of Racist and Homophobic RemarksSources in the Philadelphia comedy scene — where Gillis lived and performed — tell Vulture they were surprised to see the casting news.
  3. tv
    Walter Mosley Left Star Trek: Discovery Writers’ Room Following N-Word ComplaintIn a New York Times essay, the author says HR informed him that his use of the N-word in an anecdote had made a co-worker uncomfortable.
  4. yikes
    Workers of Color Accuse Old Navy of Busing in White People for Queer Eye TapingThree employees of color have come out with allegations.
  5. award season
    50 Cent Says the Emmys Keep Snubbing Power Because of ‘Racial’ Bias“People who are running and connected to these ceremonies are not necessarily cool people.”
  6. apologies
    Liam Neeson Issues New Apology for Racist Revenge-Fantasy Anecdote“What I failed to realize is that this is not about justifying my anger all those years ago, it is also about the impact my words have today.”
  7. last night on late night
    Amber Ruffin Responds to Megyn Kelly’s Blackface Defense“For someone with a morning show, Megyn Kelly, you sure are late as hell.”
  8. movies
    Amandla Stenberg Knew Hate U Give a Success Based on All the White People Crying“It’s amazing.”
  9. close reads
    Night School Calls Out the ‘Blaccent’ in a Way Other Comedies Have NotIt doesn’t let the Pretty Fly for a White Guy off the hook.
  10. tiff
    Barry Jenkins Remembers a Racist Moment During His Moonlight Campaign“If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.”
  11. the conners
    John Goodman Confirms Roseanne’s Character Will Have Died in Conners Spin-Off“I know for a fact that she’s not a racist,” he says of Barr’s dismissal from her titular sitcom.
  12. criticisms
    Spike Lee Defends BlacKkKlansman Depiction of Police After Boots Riley Critique“Look at my films: They’ve been very critical of the police, but on the other hand I’m never going to say all police are corrupt.”
  13. representation
    Kelly Marie Tran Writes Moving Essay on Racism, Toxic Fans: ‘I Am Not Giving Up’She reintroduced herself with her real name, Loan.
  14. criticisms
    Boots Riley Takes Issue With the ‘Made-Up’ Story of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansmanThe Sorry to Bother You director says the film’s deviations from the real story all seem designed to depict the police as champions against racism.
  15. ask and you shall receive
    Vincent D’Onofrio Asks Twitter to Weigh In on Whether He Should Portray a RacistThe actor says he feels conflicted about potentially playing the character, based on an unnamed real-life person.
  16. Mission: Impossible’s Ving Rhames Says Police Drew Gun on Him in His Own HomeOfficers later told the actor a neighbor had reported a “large black man” breaking into Rhames’s house.
  17. ABC Has Already Scrubbed Roseanne From Its Prime-Time LineupNetwork sources say advertising pressure didn’t play a role in its decision.
  18. Roseanne’s Cancellation Is a Sudden Cultural ShiftIt’s a swift and shocking decision. Was it also inevitable?
  19. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Has Definitely Been Saving This Dig at NBCWhat would Jimmy Fallon say?
  20. late night tv
    Despite Trump’s ‘Very Negative Yelp Review,’ Conan Is Headed to HaitiThe late-night host announced the trip Sunday on Twitter.
  21. last night on late night
    Trevor Noah on Trump Slur: ‘As Someone From South Sh*thole, I’m Offended’“Personally, as someone from South Sh*thole, I’m offended, Mr. President.”
  22. Hank Azaria Responds to Hari Kondabolu’s ‘The Problem with Apu’ […]Hank Azaria has responded to Hari Kondabolu’s truTV documentary The Problem with Apu. Speaking to a reporter from TMZ who asked for his […]
  23. Talking ‘The Problem with Apu’ with Hari KondaboluHari Kondabolu first aired his beef with Simpsons character/stereotypical caricature Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on Totally Biased with W. Kamau […]
  24. Charlyne Yi Recalls Offensive Encounter With David Cross, Cross RespondsYi claims that Cross once responded to her silence by saying, “You don’t speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong.”
  25. YouTuber PewDiePie Faces a Backlash After Saying the N-Word During a Live StreamFirewatch developer Sean Vanaman subsequently announced his company’s plan to have footage of the gamer playing their games pulled from YouTube.
  26. gone with the wind
    Memphis Theater to Stop Annual Summer Screenings of Gone With the WindThe Orpheum Theatre showed Gone With the Wind as part of its summer series for more than three decades. But it may never screen there again.
  27. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon Get Serious About Trump’s Charlottesville ResponseFrom Barack Obama to Mexicans, Seth Meyers points out, President Trump has repeatedly attacked people based on their race and nationality.
  28. statements
    Read This Powerful Statement on Charlottesville From Olivia Wilde’s MotherLeslie Cockburn is hoping to pick up a traditionally Republican seat in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District.
  29. the men tell all
    The Bachelorette Reunion Confronts Racism, Somehow Still Lets Lee Off the HookLee had a chance to answer for his racist tweets.
  30. Hari Kondabolu Confronts His Nemesis in the Trailer for truTV’s ‘The […]Hari Kondabolu has a new documentary heading to truTV soon, and today the network released the trailer. Titled The Problem with Apu, the […]
  31. Trevor Noah Calls Out the NRA for Their Silence on Philando CastileIn case you missed it, here’s a great clip from last night’s Daily Show, where Trevor Noah takes some time during a segment called “So Much […]
  32. Scandal’s Joe Morton on His ‘Twice As Good’ Speech and Racism in Hollywood“The difficulty for African-American actors in film is that most of that star system is based on good-looking, young white folks.”
  33. apu accent
    Kal Penn Looks Back on the South Asian Stereotypes He Auditioned to Play“Can you make his accent a little more authentic?”
  34. dear confused people
    Dear White People’s Justin Simien Explains the TitleControversy surrounding the name reemerged with the upcoming Netflix series.
  35. audience participation
    George Lopez Calls Woman Objecting to Interracial Marriage Joke a ‘B*tch’A heckler we can believe in?
  36. whitewashing
    ScarJo Talks Ghost in the Shell Whitewashing, Denies She’d Play Non-White PartFor ScarJo, the Ghost in the Shell talking point isn’t race, but gender.
  37. The Age of Message Comedy Lots of comedians I follow on Twitter haven’t joked in months, and it’s not because they don’t funny ideas. It’s because of articles like […]
  38. trolling the trolls
    Kal Penn Turns Racist Trolling Into FundraiserPutting the fun back in fundraising.
  39. shia labeouf
    Shia LaBeouf Shouts a Racist Troll Off His Anti-Trump Livestream Exhibit At the actor’s Museum of the Moving Image installation.
  40. last night on late night
    Watch Aziz Ansari’s Trump SNL Monologue“You gotta go back to pretending.”
  41. open letters
    T.I. Urges the Oppressed to Mount a Stronger Resistance in New Open Letter“Everything cannot be blamed on THE SYSTEM.”
  42. racism
    Chrissy Teigen Tweets About Paparazzi’s Incredibly Racist John Legend Question“Paparazzi at JFK just asked me ‘if we evolved from monkeys, why is John Legend still around?’”
  43. racism
    Eddie Huang on Steve Harvey’s Asian Men Jokes“For his own personal profit, he’s willing to perpetuate the emasculation of Asian men.”
  44. racism
    Steve Harvey Actually Thinks His Hack Jokes About Asian Men Are Funny“You like Asian men? I don’t even like Chinese food!”
  45. discrimination
    YouTubers Release New Footage of Delta Incident“People keep using the fact that we’re pranksters against us.”
  46. possible hoaxes
    YouTube Star Adam Saleh Claims He Was Kicked Off Delta Plane for Speaking ArabicHe recorded the whole thing, of course.
  47. Lee Byung-Hun Talks About Racism In Hollywood“I can’t say who, but there are actors who wouldn’t even look me in the eyes because I was Asian.”
  48. Talking to Mamoudou N’Diaye About ‘#,’ a Film That Looks at Police […] Mamoudou N’Diaye’s # is a short narrative film inspired by the Brooklyn comic’s reality in which as a black man he lives in fear of the […]
  49. party chat
    Constance Wu on Trump’s Election and Racism“Often the scapegoat is immigrants and people of color.”
  50. president-elect donald trump
    Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip ‘Knew’ Donald Trump Would Win“We’ve been saying, like, ‘Hey, three-quarters of the country is fucking racist,’ and everybody’s like, ‘Oh no, it isn’t.’”
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