363 posts categorized "RACE"

Jan 30 2015
I'm Not Offended When She Dresses Like A Man... Comments (0)

Drag

...so I'm not sure why Mary Cheney is offended when RuPaul dresses like a woman.

Drag is a lot of things, and drag shouldn't always be given a free pass (I mean, it is possible to offend while in drag, though it's hard due to the context), but drag is not blackface, not even close, Mary...

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Jan 26 2015
Need To Know: Bashin' Carrie + BIRDMAN Spreads Its Wings + Snow Joke + Diplo Blow + PARIS Still BURNING + MORE! Comments (0)

Debbie-ReynoldsOh, how they do Carrie on!

*widget boy cultureSAG honors, daughter Carrie Fisher roasts, living legend Debbie Reynolds.

*widget boy cultureRedmayne upsets Keaton, Birdman upsets Boyhood at SAG; full winner list.

*widget boy cultureNYC might get three FEET of snow.

*widget boy cultureSarah Palin's racist, meandering speech in Iowa was so weird DNC thanked her.

*widget boy cultureColin Farrell pushes for marriage equality in Ireland.

*widget boy cultureJindahl believes that amending U.S. Constitution vs. gay marriage is do-able.

*widget boy cultureDiplo says Taylor Swift's fans are “the worst people in the world.”

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*widget boy cultureJennie Livingston revisits her landmark Paris Is Burning doc.

*widget boy cultureMale models flash peen on the runway.

*widget boy cultureMaryland's new governor disenfranchises LGBT people IMMEDIATELY.

*widget boy cultureUnexpectedly, marriage equality in Alabama is on hold.

*widget boy cultureCarly Fiorina: Former U.S. senator & Sec. of State Clinton's never done anything.

*widget boy cultureHillary polls better than Obama in rural areas. (Wonder why??)

Hillary-clinton_2440834bShe will run, she will win.

 
Jan 22 2015
Need To Know: Throwing SHADES + By Alien Means + Jeb & Mitt 2016 + Je Suis Idiot + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureFifty Shades of Grey looks ridiculous, but it's tracking to be huge.

*widget boy culture130,000 pages of declassified UFO files hit the Web.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's victory-lap Facebook post as hacker is arrested.

*widget boy cultureRunaways Svengali Kim Fowley has died @ 75.

*widget boy cultureMAYBE THEY'LL CANCEL OUT?: Jeb & Mitt meeting in Utah.

*widget boy cultureISIL executions were real, but not necessarily about homosexuality.

*widget boy cultureThese are the only states that care about transgender students.

*widget boy cultureParis vs. Fox News—“this guy's clearly a complete idiot.”

*widget boy cultureMinnesota dad vs. his black daughter's school bullies.

*widget boy cultureThis poor ball boy at the Australian Open really lived up to his name:

 
Jan 19 2015
Need To Know: If Cheyenne Were A Tree... + Black Monday + Gayish + An Obama 'FIRST!' + Such A Dick + MORE! Comments (0)

Cheyenne-Jackson“How's that marriage going?” she asked, awkwardly.

*widget boy cultureCheyenne Jackson goes along with a nonsensical review for Get Out!

*widget boy cultureRaven-Symoné didn't look black enough to get roles, so she tanned herself.

*widget boy cultureIf you're gay but don't feel like you fit in with other LGBT people, here ya go.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama will field questions from YouTube stars.

*widget boy cultureListen to Kurt Cobain's never-heard, long-lost mix tape.

*widget boy cultureGreg Plitt's death likely was the result of a slip-up while filming.

*widget boy culturePlitt's incredible body and bulge in gallery form.

*widget boy culturePodesta, Clinton I & Obama official, on board with Clinton II?

*widget boy cultureJustin Bieber and his big weiner are lampooned on SNL:

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Keep reading after the jump for three SNL spoofs of Bieber...

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Happy MLK Day! Comments (0)

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Jan 14 2015
Black Lives DO Matter, But Je Suis Appalled Comments (0)

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Prof. Brittney Cooper, writing for Salon.com, derides the Je Suis Charlie movement as a whites-only, disingenuous display, pointing out that because white people in America aren't on board with #blacklivesmatter, their embrace of #jesuischarlie just underscores our racism.

She goes on to imply that while white women may have a right to call out their black rapists, she isn't exactly on board with supporting them unless there is racial quid pro quo—again, because in her view, white America does not accept that #blacklivesmatter.

I found her essay revolting because it came off the same way so many comments from white racists do on the Internet, like there is a score being kept. I recall arguments that Trayvon Martin and other victms' stories were being blown out of proportion, with examples used of white people who had been brutalized by black people—completely ignoring that the cases at hand shared nothing in common (obvious criminal activity that was punished and that everyone agreed should be punished vs. legally fraught situations where public opinion seemed to hinge on race).

Not all of white America thinks #blacklivesdontmatter—I don't think that, and I know I'm not alone. But I can not imagine not being moved by the Charlie Hebdo massacre, by Bill Cosby's obviously true history of sexual abuse, by Trayvon Martin's senseless killing, by the #icantbreathe movement...I think these things should be looked at by what's wrong and what's right, not whether some white women historically helped imprison black men on phony rape charges, not whether slavery used to be legal in America.

It struck me as a deeply negative piece, one that luxuriates in divisiveness. It even denigrates Common for being too inclusive. It's wrong-headed thinking, even if race is still very much an issue.

 
Jan 08 2015
Need To Know: Everyone Is Charlie + Cops Stop + Old Wounds + Gay EMPIRE + MORE! Comments (0)

ShirtlessIn the shower, and he's a grower.

*widget boy cultureABOVE: He looks good in the shower.

*widget boy cultureBecause Kirby Delauter.

*widget boy cultureJohn Travolta's O.J. Simpson connection.

*widget boy cultureIt's a Benedict Cumberbatch! (And, coincidentally...)

*widget boy cultureFormer American Idol contender is now a former man. Congrats, girl!

*widget boy cultureRepublican Congress vs. Social Security.

*widget boy cultureFormer Republican VA Gov. Bob McDonnell gets off easy.

*widget boy cultureBrandon Routh still looks great shirtless.

*widget boy cultureLee Daniels on LGBT Empire storyline.

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*widget boy cultureRedState compares LGBT activists to Paris terrorists.

*widget boy cultureSocial media users are Charlie. London is Charlie. Madonna is Charlie.

*widget boy cultureCatholic League leader kinda gets why the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had to die. Black god

*widget boy cultureHave you met God? She's black.

*widget boy cultureTamir Rice's killer flunked his sheriff department exam.

*widget boy cultureNYPD's ineffective unnoticed work stoppage.

*widget boy cultureLooking Season 2 premieres.

*widget boy cultureDaddyhunt CEO to Stephen Fry & Elliot Spencer: “Ignore the haters!”

*widget boy cultureNekkid Spartacus actor.

CraigparkerHe's got it all.

 
Jan 06 2015
Liz Smith Weighs In On MaDelaGate Comments (0)

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According to Liz Smith:

“Madonna is many things, but a racist she is most assuredly not.”

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