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Russian Facebook Ads Targeted American Voters by Exploiting Racial Tensions on Both Sides

Last week, the US House Intelligence Committee released approximately 3,517 Facebook ads purchased by the Russians between 2015-17, meant to influence the 2016 election, all of which are available to download. USA Today conducted a study of the ads and concluded that more than half of them …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Lynching Memorial Opens in Alabama

“Alabama’s the Confederacy,” Fran Liebowitz said on Real Time last year, correcting Bill Maher’s assertion that it was the heartland. Its long association with slavery, racism, and pedophilic Senate candidates will take a long time to shake. Its current governor, Kay Ivey, signed the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Internet’s Favorite Black Panther Fans Talk About Finally Going to Wakanda

If you’ve been following all the buzz leading up to Black Panther’s release, then you’ve probably seen the viral video of a group of friends hugging and enthusing over the movie’s poster. Their energy served as a stand-in for the excitement of folks all over the world; now’s your chance to find out who they […]

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Wesley Snipes Has a Good Idea Why More People Don’t Remember How Important Blade Was

With just a few more days until it hits theaters, the hype around Black Panther is reaching a fever pitch as everyone prepares to see Marvel’s first film with a predominantly black cast and a black director. But with all the excitement in the air, there are some folks who don’t know that Black Panther […]

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The Power Of Listening To Women Of Color

Fifty-three percent of white women voted for Trump after all the very clear signs of incompetency and lies, even after the abhorrent “grab them by the pussy” audio. Conversely, women of color came out strong against him; only six percent of black women, 27 percent of Asian women, and 32 …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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President Trump Is A Racist, But Does It Matter Anymore?

President Trump is racist. At this point, there’s really no reasonable way to deny it. Ever since Trump, along with his Dad, evicted people of color from their homes then decided it was his duty to persecute the “Central Park Five” for crimes they didn’t commit, we’ve witnessed one account after …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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It’s Impossible To Separate Cuphead From The Era That Inspired It

Cuphead is a beautiful looking game with tight controls and grueling combat that culminates in game unlike many others. But as a throwback to the animation of the early 20th century, it finds its muse in a troubling past it never gets around to actually confronting. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Bechdel Test, and Other Media Representation Tests, Explained

In the latest episode of Rick & Morty alternative The Simpsons, guest star Alison Bechdel describes her famous Bechdel test for films: Do two female characters have at least one conversation that’s not about a man? Marge immediately brings up Homer, provoking Bechdel’s FAIL animation, shown here in handy exploitable…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Teach Kids to Stick Up for Their Marginalized Peers

The parents I come across want to raise children who’ll fight injustice. They take their kids to rallies. They start talking about race, gender, sexual orientation and physical ability early and often. They introduce books that explore the fight for equality. And kids do get it—they have a remarkable concern for…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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11 Kids’ Books That Will Help Them Understand the Struggle for Racial Equality

My kids are in a diverse school, and their teachers are committed to regular, frank discussions about American history, civil rights, and the ongoing fight for social justice in the United States. I discuss current events with them as much I can without scaring them—my older son has developed a not-unreasonable fear…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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“I Don’t Want You to Get Shooted”. Terror Through the Eyes of a Child.

Americans have now seen many young black men die on camera at the hands of the police. Thanks to body cams, dash cams, and primarily bystanders with cell phones, these gruesome events have been made public, showing us the speed with which officers have reacted and chosen to use deadly force. Videos …Continue reading Continue […]

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Racist Star Trek Fans Decry Discovery’s Diversity, Revealing They Know Nothing About Star Trek

When original Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller and executive producer Heather Kadin were developing the series, they were both adamant about making sure that the show stayed true to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision of social progressiveness and inclusion. But for a vocal contingent of racist…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Jordan Peele’s Next Project Is a Terrifying Lovecraftian Story About Race in 1950s America

It was clear that after Get Out made a cool $162 million in America alone, writer-director Jordan Peele was going to go on and make more fantastic (and hopefully horrifying) things. After a couple of months of speculation, we now know what his next project’s going to be.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Your Cancer Risk Depends, in Part, on Where You Live

Of every 100,000 Americans, 451 of us will get cancer in a given year. But that varies depending on where you live: some counties have higher cancer rates than others. And those rates match up pretty well with this map of environmental quality, which you should check out now—because it may be the last of […]

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