Archive for February 2nd, 2014

Watch The Commercial About the Name ‘Redskins’ The Super Bowl Would Never Run
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Watch The Commercial About the Name ‘Redskins’ The Super Bowl Would Never Run

Last month we reported on the continued efforts to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Studies have been conducted which indicate names and mascots such as these are detrimental to the mental health of Native Americans. A Native American group released a graphic that put things into perspective, which depicted what racist team logos might look […]

Why This 7-Year-Old Girl Just Told Off LEGO
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Why This 7-Year-Old Girl Just Told Off LEGO

Many of us who are parents have noticed the strange trend of LEGO products becoming more gender-polarized. Back in the day LEGO ran advertisements with little girls and boys playing with the same LEGOs. If you grew up in the 80’s, you probably remember that boys and girls alike played with the toys. Boys and […]

Posted in: Sexism
Condom Billboard Meets Stiff Resistance In The South
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Condom Billboard Meets Stiff Resistance In The South

A billboard in Memphis, Tennessee has cause quite a controversy lately. Placed next to advertisements for such things as gun shows and other common sights in the U.S. South, the Planned Parenthood billboard was erected only a week again in a South Memphis neighborhood, but many conservative residents want them down already. The billboard bears the message: […]

Ohio State University Is Paying Their First African American President HALF The Salary
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Ohio State University Is Paying Their First African American President HALF The Salary

In director Lee Daniels’ movie The Butler, African American employees at the White House were paid half of what white employees, doing the same jobs, were paid. This unfair practice continued administration after administration, until the “The Butler,” a fictionalized character based on the life of Eugene Allen, played by Forest Whitaker, stood his ground. In […]

Posted in: Education, Racism
Cops Strap African American Woman To Chair, Pepper Spray Her and Cut Off Her Hair
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Cops Strap African American Woman To Chair, Pepper Spray Her and Cut Off Her Hair

It’s the kind of story that you wouldn’t believe unless you saw it with your own eyes. Thankfully, this story was caught on surveillance video, so we can do just that. Charda Gregory, 22, had allegedly trashed a hotel room. She was taken into custody by Michigan police, then pepper sprayed in jail, slammed against […]