Just a couple of weeks after Denzel Washington threw down the gauntlet of controversial responses to #OscarsSoWhite and later made controversial comments on the topic of colorism, two more titans of black Hollywood have seemingly accepted the challenge to outdo him.
A new PBS documentary has been launched to allow whites in America to explore what the “white” experience is like in the country.
A black Sacramento State University student and artist is being accused of reverse racism after going public with an exhibit depicting two white men being lynched on campus.
Christina Edwards, a senior at the university said she wanted to send a strong message about the social injustices faced by African Americans then and now.
P. Diddy is stirring up a bit of racial controversy after posting a photo of white women bowing down to a black queen. Early Saturday morning, the star’s Instagram comment section erupted with cheers for the image, but also some very hateful racist remarks and sentiments came to light.
Diddy posted the photo with the caption, “As it should be!!!! #Blackisbeautiful
The war against sagging pants has reached new heights.
According to the Grio, an Alabama judge has jailed a man for three days for wearing sagging pants to court.
Upon arriving to court for reasons entirely unrelated to his wardrobe, the judge took one look at LaMarcus Ramsey’s baggy attire and sent him directly to jail!
“The Montgomery Advertiser reports that 20-year-old LaMarcus D. Ramsey was in Autauga County Circuit Court on Tuesday to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen property.
“Shit White Girls Say—To Black Girls” creator Franchesca Ramsey has returned with a sequel to her highly controversial contribution to the relentless “Shit People Say” meme.
And it is absolutely hilarious. Check it out below!
And Ramsey hasn’t taken the crticism from naysayers lying down.
In case you were too busy laughing your ass off to notice, the viral hit “Shit White Girls Say…To Black Girls” actually caused controversy, with sites like Huffington Post and Jezebel being flooded with opinions and commentary that blasted the video as an example of reverse racism.
Tami Winfrey Harris has written a phenomenal editorial for Clutch Magazine that address such complaints.
According to Tami, the video is important social commentary on an experience with which many Black people can undeniably identify, and that it does so in a way that is humorous and harmless.
“This one time at journalism camp (Yes, there is such a thing.), a white friend that I had been bonding with for the week, leaned over and confided that until last year’s camp experience, she had been certain black people had tails. That same summer, another camper expressed her extreme dislike for rap music and then turned to me apologizing so profusely you’d think I was Kool Moe Dee himself. I’ve been “the only” in so many situations from childhood until today that when I spotted comedian Franchesca Ramsey’s new video, “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls,” I almost squealed. Man, could I relate! In college for four years in Iowa, I heard half these things four times between the shower and my morning class. For me, Ramsey’s entry into the “Shit ________ Say” meme was not only funny, it also contained important social commentary. But not everyone is laughing.