OPI definitely comes out on top here.
OPI definitely comes out on top here.
Smokin’ Joe’s Ribhouse in Rogers, Ark., put up a controversial sign over the weekend that was removed just 45 minutes later “after getting several complaints from the public,” the restaurant’s owner said.
“God Bless America, land of the free and home of the low class racists of Tennessee.”
“It’s comparable to me pointing out I’m Jewish in attracting the Jewish vote,” the New York City mayor said during an interview with New York magazine. Update: Bill de Blasio responds to Bloomberg’s remarks.
The response to the racist backlash behind the Cheerios ad: “Hi, we exist.”
That’s what some people say about these 11 films.
Which of these idioms and words have racially uncomfortable histories? Some of them may surprise you.
This will be the best NSFW interview and anecdote you’ll hear all day.
Sure looks like it.
The Getty Images photo was taken at a Romney/Ryan campaign event in Lancaster, Ohio on Friday. A Romney spokesperson commented that the shirt was “reprehensible and has no place in this election.”
This is uncomfortable.
After Gabby Douglas won the gold and Bob Costas spoke about how amazing this was for the first African-American to win the women’s all-around gymnastics title, NBC aired a commercial of a Monkey doing gymnastics which has caused quite a stir. Racist, or just bad timing? Tons of people on Twitter seemed to think it was more on the racist side.
Save the Pearls wants to be the next Hunger Games. I…don’t think that’s going to happen.
I found this card at Rite Aid, and I almost couldn’t believe it was on the shelf.
I dare you to find something that is NOT disturbing about this. This is a performance art piece by Swedish provocateur Makode Linde, described by the Swedish press as a N***er Cake, that he claims is meant to raise awareness of female circumcision in Africa. And that’s the Swedish Minister of Culture taking a slice out of him in the photos. Not the best photo op for a Swedish politician.
Behold, the continuing meltdown of one of Hollywood’s foremost bigots…allegedly. Seriously, how does this guy still get work?
A Pinterest user/troll named “George” owns some valuable internet real estate: pinterest.com/obama. He celebrates by posting a racist photo of a monkey.
Smh. Every group of fans has its embarrassing, ignorant faction, but COME ON. (via Huger Games Tweets)
A photograph of a bumper sticker that features racist, anti-Obama language has gone viral on Facebook and other social networks. The sticker reads “Don’t Re-Nig In 2012,” in large white type, above smaller text that reads: “Stop repeat offenders.
The quote says the model is “Stepping Out of the Shadows.” Hours after the issue hit shelves, locals were outraged by the racial implications and petitioned to have it recalled.
They’re undeniably awful. Landmark Steakhouse in Newport Beach, California settled out of court for an undisclosed amount after an African American customer received the following receipts on the same day. Makes Papa John’s look positively enlightened. WARNING: N-word ahoy.
Billboards are everywhere and are pretty much unavoidable. Sometimes, advertisers like to demonstrate a little creativity: a pun here, a touching sentiment there. I’m not sure if they know what the word “creativity” means.
Awkward. Ron Paul really doesn’t like talking about the outrageously offensive newsletters he funded, published and profited from (but denies reading, writing or remembering).
Hold up, let me make sure we haven’t all mistakenly taken a wrong turn into the 1960s. An Ohio landlord wants a state civil rights commission to reconsider its decision that found her to have discriminated against a black girl by placing a “Whites Only” sign at a swimming pool.
This image was posted on the website of the Patriot Freedom Alliance of Hutchinson, Kansas and was swiftly condemned by the NAACP. As a Kansan, my heart is bursting with pride. Oh. Wait. That’s not pride. It’s a myocardial infarction.
Why are your sandwiches so tasty but your policies so gross?! Chick-fil-A,
known bastion of open-mindedness, is in a spot of trouble after a customer posted the above receipts on his blog.
After Stella Harville brought her Zimbabwe-born fiance to the Gulnare Free Will Baptist church last summer, a former pastor proposed to ban interracial couples from joining the Pike County congregation “to promote greater unity among the church body.” Church members voted 9-6 in favor of the ban this week.
Or are adults reading too much into these beloved characters? This week Pippi Longstocking joins Papa Smurf, Babar, and an army of Disney characters accused of promoting negative stereotypes.
Never underestimate a person’s capacity to change. This is Bryon Widner. After years as a militant neo-Nazi, he had a change of heart and endured hours of painful surgery to have his racist tattoos removed. Read more about his amazing transformation here.