White People, Ain’t Nothing Funny About White Supremacy, so Now Ain’t the Time for Jokes About It

Black people have always used humor as a way to cope with terror and trauma; I have no issue with us doing the same regarding the rioting in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. But I struggle to understand how white people can set their fingers to type and be tickled alongside us, and decide that it’s hilarious…

"How To Get Away With Murder" Season Three, Episode 12 Recap: (“Go Cry Somewhere Else”)

The big mystery of the third season’s second half continues in episode 12 as everyone tries to figure out who killed Wes. We immediately see that (unsurprisingly) Frank was lying about being with Wes through the time of the fire. Wes actually ended up getting into a cab and calling a mysterious contact marked “In Case…

Bisexual People Are Tired of Your Shit: A Beginner’s Course in Non-Normative Queer Life

As some of you may know, yesterday was National Coming Out Day. Facebook timelines everywhere filled with rainbow profile pictures and inspirational videos and coming out stories and articles about cisgender White men finding love, since we apparently don’t see enough of those. My timeline was likely filled with more…

Seven Songs We Need To Retire From Cookouts, Clubs, And Other Places Colored People Congregate

After years of being exposed to White parties, I’ve gained a particular appreciation for the comfort of attending a Black party and having a general idea of what to expect musically. No getting Rachel Dolezaled when you hear a Black song starting to play and it’s suddenly remixed with EDM porn music. No sir, there are…

Explaining White People, Part 2: Waiting For A “More Informed” Opinion About Race Issues

It’s no secret to anyone with a Facebook feed that White people take issues of health, wellness, and rights very seriously. Watching my feed over the last month, I’ve seen no less than four different articles about how deadly microbeads are. Seriously. You know—those little exfoliating beads in your soap. That shit’ll…

Explaining White People, Part 1: Why Whites Take Pics Of Other People’s Kids

TIME Magazine’s vigilant quest to keep White folks in the loop — What does bae mean? Why do Asians pose with a peace sign in pictures?…Why is the sky blue, why is water wet, why did Judas rat the Romans while Jesus slept? — has inspired us all. That’s why I've decided to just tackle the core of the issue: Why don’t