“You’re Tired Of Hearing About Racism?”

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive John Stewart sums it up: I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity, from the ridiculous, to the grotesque, to the sometimes fatal, at some point in their … I’m gonna say [Read More...]

Social Pushback On Slurs Does Not Violate Free Speech Rights

When someone tells you not to call black people “niggers” or women “cunts” or gays “fags” or transgender people “trannies” or the mentally disabled “retards” or your enemies “assholes”, “douchebags”, “idiots”, or “stupid”, etc., this is not a free speech issue. It’s a how-to-use-speech-without-being-abusive issue. I would vociferously defend the legal rights of people to use all [Read More...]

Eddie Murphy Undercover As A White Man

This is the one Eddie Murphy skit from Saturday Night Live I have always remembered since I saw it as a kid: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

In Defense of the Moral Cause of Feminism

In the last few years I have written a lot both on behalf of social justice and on the need to elevate the discourse surrounding it. I can say unequivocally that the feminist blogosphere and my activist feminist friends have made me a far better ethicist, a far better person, and a far better man [Read More...]

Reverse Racism

Comedian Aamer Rahman explains reverse racism pretty clearly: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Lily Allen’s New Feminist Song

It’s really hard to do songs that advocate a moral or political point of view without generating unlistenable lyrics. But Lily Allen pulls it off really well here. On Edit: I should be more careful… After only listening to the song but not watching the video while I was surfing around doing other things, I [Read More...]

A Classic Lesson About Bigotry

Wikipedia has a lot of information on this experiment and its legacy here. Adapting this experiment for others, Jane Elliott went onto become the “foremother” of diversity training. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Problem of White on White Crime

Imagine we regularly saw news coverage that talked like this: About the Bill O’Reilly that inspired the video above. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

How To Tell People They Sound Racist

Jay Smooth has advice worth internalizing. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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