In latest essay, Richard Sherman reflects on the fallout from his interview with Erin Andrews

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Super Bowl contender Richard Sherman is just a few days away from playing in the biggest game of his career.

Despite all of the attention Sherman has received, he found time to contribute to Monday Morning Quarterback, where his writing appears regularly. In his latest article, “10 Things I Learned about America after They Learned About Me,” Sherman reflects on the fallout from his interview and how, ultimately, the NFL benefits.

In lengthy essay, white woman laments about being in yoga with a lone black woman

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In this day and age, you would think that people wouldn’t make such a big deal about people of color. We shop, workout and do everything that the majority does. Common sense right? Not so much.

In an essay published on XO Jane, Jen Caron a white woman, was so moved by the presence of a heavyset black woman in her yoga class that she dedicated an ENTIRE essay to her “struggle.” 

Charges dropped against cop who shot Jonathan Farrell 10 times due to ‘lack of evidence’

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Yesterday we broke news that a North Carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man 10 times as he sought help would not be indicted.

At the time, there was not an immediate explanation available for the grand jury’s decision, but we have now learned that a lack of evidence was cited as the reason for the dismissal. 

Racial tensions escalate on University of Michigan campus

Last semester, students at the University of Michigan garnered national attention on Twitter. By using the hashtag #BBUM, minority students were able to successfully conduct a dialogue about race relations on campus.

Blacks don’t even make up five percent of the university’s enrollment, and described hostile and/or ignorant comments as everyday occurrences. The Twitter protest quickly spread to other universities in the state. 

Guest Post: In possible defense of ‘White Santa’

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By guest contributor JP Paulus

OK…I saved this one to keep the sacredness of Christmas, but I now feel free to talk about it now. (Apologies to those celebrating Orthodox Christmas)

 

One of the latest flaps in the “war on Christmas” was the alleged ethnicity of Santa Claus.  I can’t defend Megan Kelly (of Fox News) saying Jesus is white. I picture Jesus being the male version of my daughters, who are a mix of African-American, Asian-American, European American with traceable Native American roots. The Bible clearly points out some non-Hebrew lineage (such as Rahab and Ruth), to emphasize Jesus’ racial “impurity”.

White man films self playing ‘Knockout,’ charged with hate crime

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A Texas man who filmed himself knocking out a 79-year-old black man has been charged with one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, appeared in court today for the crime, believed to be a “Knockout” assault. Knockout is a violent game in which the assailant aims to “knock out an unsuspecting victim with one blow.

Until this point, the violent game has primarily been covered from the perspective of black teens attacking innocent whites.

Open Letter to ‘Affluenza’ supporters: ‘Please Excuse Davontaye, he suffers from ‘Povertenza’

In response to a judge’s verdict that a 16-year-old teen who killed four people while driving drunk suffered from “Affluenza,” author J.A.M. has presented an alternative point of view.

Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation due to suffering from “Affluenza,” meaning that since his family is so rich, he was “unable to know right from wrong.”