racism

Someone At Ellen Thought This Nicki Minaj Parody Was a Good Idea

Rich Juzwiak · 10/12/15 06:30PM

On today’s Ellen, Ellen DeGeneres presented a “very exclusive sneak peek” of the upcoming ABC Family sitcom about Nicki Minaj’s early life. What ran was a satirical sketch that amounted to a little over of a minute of modern minstrelsy in which members of a black family bumbled around their house impeded by their giant asses. They knocked stuff over with their big butts, and found it challenging to sit on a couch together. The little girl character was made to bend over as she was introduced.

Jon Stewart: Stop Making Excuses for That Racist Oklahoma Frat

Jay Hathaway · 03/12/15 09:35AM

On Wednesday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart addressed the conservative media's treatment of an Oklahoma frat's drunken, racist chanting as the latest in a series of isolated incidents that are totally not indicative of any larger problems of racism in America. For a brief summary of Stewart's points, see the above photo of him flipping the bird.

How Do We View Black Men in Society? Issa Rae's New Web Show Asks

Jason Parham · 01/21/15 04:47PM

Issa Rae, the wunderkind web TV producer behind "Awkward Black Girl" and founder of Color Creative, debuted a new web series that plays on the conventional, typically shallow, fears people often have about black men: that they are all savage, rap-loving, violent subhumans. The show, titled "The Legend of Human Black Guy," follows the day-t0-day travails of one very tall, bearded, affable black twenty-something as he goes to work, visits friends, and deals with the burden of his projected outsiderness.