UK cover of The Help
US cover of The Help

How one newspaper’s use of the “N word” for attention backfired

July 8, 2014

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I guess I should start a brand new blog listing all the WTF articles and quotes from some well meaning folks who call themselves “Liberals” Chalk this next gem up to a writer for The West View News. You see, James Lincoln Collier thought he’d put it out there. In his piece, he decides to […]

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Reconstructing Mammy: New book planned for GWTW character

March 29, 2014

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I wish this was simply a joke, but apparently it’s not. I guess it’s best to file this under “Oh Hell Naw” or “But their hearts were in the right place” (eye-roll). Margaret Mitchell’s estate has okay’ed a book about the character of Mammy, the feisty, loyal and highly stereotypical maid from Gone With The Wind.   […]

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Thank you, Jonathan Martin

February 15, 2014

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It took a lot of courage to walk away and to speak out. I’ve seen far too many young black men change who they are in order to fit in with guys who have an aggressive, overbearing personality, or basically, who truly believed they were “runnin’ thangs” At your heart, you are a GOOD PERSON. Never […]

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When it was more than a game: The Dolphins scandal and The Ali Summit of 1967

November 7, 2013

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The layers and levels behind the Miami Dolphins bullying/hazing/disrespect debacle continues to play out. For anyone not familiar with this sad saga (and it is a saga, because something like this takes time to grow roots in an organization) what probably started as a rite of passage has turned into something more sinister and ugly, year […]

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Bestowing “Honorary Blackness” has its roots in segregation

November 7, 2013

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The Miami Dolphins bullying/hazing/conduct unbecoming case is still evolving, but I thought I’d take a look at the assertion by a Miami paper regarding the mood and opinions in the Dolphins locker room by some players. I guess if you live long enough, you can see where something from segregation gets recycled, and in this […]

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“We’re a culture, not a costume”

October 28, 2013

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    UPDATED TO ADD: I mean, WTF is wrong with some grown folks? Before I get to Julianne Hough’s big ass gaffe, take a look at these coaches who decided it was cool to go in blackface to a Halloween party (note to those who think its somehow okay to darken or lighten one’s […]

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