True Equality Now
alysonj
1/14/20
10:30 PM
17

that’s exactly how i read it. i’m a little tired of how outraged people get on twitter and how quick folks are to jump on shit nowadays. 

1/14/20
8:19 PM
33

Can’t what he said be read as “I will vote for the piece of art I find to be the best of my choices, regardless of its source”? That doesn’t exclude diversity, but it doesn’t take it into consideration. In the same way that, for example, you’d assume that height would be a normal distribution amongst writers because Read more

1/12/20
4:36 PM
12

Legally, the two are very different. It is similar to the difference between me lying and saying I am a Navy SEAL to pick up chicks and impress drunks at a bar and me lying and saying that I am a Navy SEAL to get Veterans’ benefits. Read more

12/31/19
12:58 PM
9

LOL, the king of the “hot take” is going to explain “nuance” to me...

12/31/19
10:52 AM
8

Oh, it’s totally cool then.  In related news, my black friend thinks it’s super OK when I touch his hair and pronounce the “R” when I rap along to our favorite jams.

12/27/19
4:09 PM
5

I find it interesting that Michael’s argument breaks down basically to, “Racism is human nature, all people are racist, but white people’s racism is somehow different and worse because they built civilizations”. Um, okay? Are white people not human, prone to the same exact human nature that dictates all other human Read more

12/27/19
3:42 PM
2

What real purpose does that “outrage” serve exactly I wonder? Are you trying to effect change or just capitalize on easy targets? Read more

12/12/19
7:25 PM
13

As a government employee he has more protections to that then a private sector employee. Though he likely still doesn't have the level of protection he thinks.

12/12/19
4:51 PM
6

As stated, there is evidence of a small extremist wing of the Black Hebrews that believes in violence. I’m not saying it’s a widespread phenomenon, but as many other comments have pointed out, the tone and wording of the article is obviously trying to understate the violent nature of some of their rhetoric and the

12/12/19
4:43 PM
18

Getting screamed on by a bullhorned Black Hebrew Israelite for being a black woman on the street in short sleeves in the god damn summer is still one of my Top Ten NYC WTF moments. Read more

12/12/19
2:24 PM
17

“While members of the Black Hebrew Israelites have been known to express anti-Semitic views, they are also explicitly nonviolent.” Read more

12/12/19
1:13 PM
24

I think one big thing is that they’re more “officially” non-violent than actually non-violent, with anyone who wears a yarmulke knowing to give them a wide berth. Read more

12/12/19
12:48 PM
13

From what I’ve been told, they are not explicitly nonviolent when it comes to the way they treat the women--mostly Black--who are around them.  Read more

12/12/19
12:26 PM
36

The Black Hebrew Israelites are “nonviolent?” Nah. Miss me with that garbage. Trump may not be out there burning crosses but he’s definitely encouraging white supremacists with his rhetoric. Same with the Black Hebrew Israelites. They’ve been out here raging against Jews, LGBTQ people and black women “emasculating and Read more

12/12/19
12:19 PM
22

I think one big thing is that they’re more “officially” non-violent than actually non-violent, with anyone who wears a yarmulke knowing to give them a wide berth. Read more

11/16/19
5:23 PM
82

Number one automatic deal breaker for me, mistreating people who work in the service industry. Tells me all I need to know.