Topic: racism

Ireland Baldwin Is Determined To Steal Some Of Julianne Hough’s Racist Costume Thunder

Ireland Baldwin Is Determined To Steal Some Of Julianne Hough's Racist Costume Thunder

Halloween comes but once a year, so that’s only about a week’s worth of opportunities to get your name in the news for dressing as something insensitive. And since Julianne Hough got an early start for doing blackface, anyone else who wanted a shot at being remembered for their ignorance was gonna have to move pretty quickly. Enter Ireland Baldwin. More »

Julianne Hough May Not Be Racist, But Here’s Why She’s Still Wrong

Julianne Hough May Not Be Racist, But Here's Why She's Still Wrong

Okay everybody. I’m sure you all think I’m overreacting about this Julianne Hough thing as much as I think you are, but we all need to calm down for a second and use our rational thoughts instead of our insane internet rage, okay? Let’s get down to the basic, undeniable facts of this situation, and we’ll work ourselves back into logic from there, how does that sound? More »

I Don’t Even Know How To Write About Russell Simmons’ Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

I Don't Even Know How To Write About Russell Simmons' Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

Once upon a time it was a normal Thursday morning in the Crushable office, and I went scrolling through Twitter to see what was trending. “Harriet Tubman?” I thought, “What are you doing on a social network, lady? Is it your birthday today? Are we memorializing your death day today? Let me click upon you and see what’s — OH MY GOD RUSSELL SIMMONS WHAT HAVE YOU DONE.” More »

Sick Of Hearing About Trayvon Martin? Do Us All A Favor And Watch Fruitvale Station

Sick Of Hearing About Trayvon Martin? Do Us All A Favor And Watch Fruitvale Station

This has been a big weekend for deleting Facebook friends, am I right? It seems like no matter where you fall on the spectrum of caring about the Trayvon Martin case and the verdict in favor of of George Zimmerman‘s innocence, you fall there HARD and as soon as you hit the ground, you need everyone in your social media sphere to know exactly how and why. But in case you find yourself drifting aimlessly with no opinion at all about any of this, let me direct your attention to the film Fruitvale Station, please and thank you. More »

That Idiot On Big Brother Thinks Racism Is Okay Because People Call Her ‘Barbie’

That Idiot On Big Brother Thinks Racism Is Okay Because People Call Her 'Barbie'

I’ve always been of the opinion that reality television shows are one of the greatest anthropological tools at our disposal in the modern age, but even I was unprepared for some of the gems coming out of the fifteenth season of Big Brother right now. Yesterday we caught you up on the racism controversy that’s swirling around several members of the cast, and now we have an update for you on one of the ringleaders, current housemate Aaryn Gries. More »

Big Brother‘s Getting Pretty Racist This Season — Let Me Catch You Up

Big Brother's Getting Pretty Racist This Season -- Let Me Catch You Up

Move over, Paula Deen, there are some new racists in town! As someone who doesn’t regularly waste my own time…I mean watch Big Brother, I wasn’t aware that there were some pretty huge bigots on it. And in case you also have a job or hobbies or aren’t in college anymore, I figure you might not have been watching either, so let’s catch up on this controversy together, shall we? More »

8 Things Paula Deen Has Lost In The Past Seven Days

8 Things Paula Deen Has Lost In The Past Seven Days

As that Southern fried sun goes on rising in the east, every day its cold light exposes something new that Paula Deen has lost in this racism scandal. It’s a barren landscape, littered with abandoned sticks of butter and those cute dinner jackets that are to be worn at weddings when one wants to look like a penguin or a stereotypical, servile middle-aged black man. You know the ones. More »