Raven Symone: I would not hire someone named "Watermelondrea"

So apparently the brainless idiots lovely women at The View were talking about jobs discriminating against names. We’re all aware of workplaces that refuse to hire people if their names sound “black”. We intelligent people at The Salad Bowl have a name for when people refuse to hire someone for having a black sounding… »10/09/15 12:24pmToday 12:24pm

Someone please verify if this is true

Spring Hill College in Alabama was known for being very progressive at desegregation and integration efforts by the year 1957. One day that year, the KKK planned to set up a burning cross in protest. However, they made the mistake of doing it during finals week, so the students were all in their dorms and heard the…

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Thoughts from Listening to Janet's new "Unbreakable" Sound

I don’t know if you guys know me personally or follow me on Twitter, or both, but if you do, you would know that I am a huge fan of Janet Jackson. For good reason too. With a sibling who may be the greatest entertainer ever in the history of life, she carved out her own legacy as one of the greatest Pop/R&B artists of… »10/09/15 2:06amToday 2:06am

8 Cities Have Cancelled Columbus Day in Favor Of Indigenous Peoples' Day

For most of America, Columbus Day is coming up this Monday October 12, except in a handful of cities where the celebration of Christopher Columbus has been replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Because, you know, one can’t exactly discover a new place if nations of people were already living there for centuries. »10/08/15 6:34pmYesterday 6:34pm

We have reached Peak White Privilege

Remember that giant gang fight in Waco back in May? Bikers lazily texting while the courteous police waited for the paddy wagons to show up? Well...everyone arrested has been released. No one has been charged with murder. Remember, 9 people were killed and 20 people were seriously injured. »10/08/15 6:04pmYesterday 6:04pm

Talk about whatever in the cross thread

This week I’m holding back on the questions and the nosiness and the theme and the pestering...for I think the weekly Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, and Powder Room cross thread should sometimes be allowed to be purely random. So, what do you wanna talk about?
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The Caucasian's Guide To Black Churches

This is probably one of the most hilarious and most accurate things I’ve ever seen about Black churches. Personally, I didn’t grow up in a religious household, but I’ve attended Black churches enough in my life to note how spot on it is. Also the comments section has turned into an amusing debate on white people’s use… »10/08/15 1:08pmYesterday 1:08pm

Awww are you mad that you’ve been exposed as the racist you are? That’s too bad. It’s really cute that you think you won something, but the only thing I lost was the time it took for you to fully show your ass. And now look at you, trying to puff up your chest pretending like you weren’t the one who was embarrassed by… »10/07/15 10:47pmWednesday 10:47pm

An Open Letter to POC by Dakota Bracciale

Thanks to user cats a’breadloafing two for showing me this Facebook post. It’s always nice to see white people who speak honestly and truthfully about racism in America (too bad when people of color say these things we’re often dismissed). Everything that was said is important, especially the end because the topic of… »10/07/15 3:26pmWednesday 3:26pm