The NFL Will Fine Players Who Protest During Anthem, Proving White Tears Matter More Than Black Lives

Welp, it’s official, and if you didn’t see this coming, you haven’t been watching. Surprising only those who still believe in fairy tales like Bigfoot, reverse racism, and R. Kelly’s innocence, all 32 NFL team owners voted unanimously to approve a policy that requires all players on the field to stand during the…

South Carolina County Council Candidate Posed in Blackface; Community Outraged, but The Root Staff Is Unimpressed 

When it comes to blackface, it’s going to take more than a little black shoe polish to rile up the staff at The Root. We’ve seen them all: the racist tributes to sports heroes, the racist tributes to actresses, singers and anyone else famous. We’ve seen the racist attempts at just plain racism. We’ve seen the frat…

Trump’s Bullying of the Justice Department Again Must Mean the Russia Investigation Is Heating Up 

Whenever President Donald Trump starts tweeting wildly and furiously, it usually means he’s bothered about the Russia investigation. On Sunday the president fired off a series of all-cap-and-exclamation-point-laden tweets that were all over the place. In the end, the most telling tweet, and the one that proves that…

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