No one likes being labeled as a racist. No one likes criticism, period.

I am a white ally. I try to listen more than talk. I try to talk when I notice none of my white friends are talking. I try to acknowledge that, to quote LeVar Burton, they shouldn't just take my word for it - they should pay attention to the black… » 12/18/14 2:19pm Thursday 2:19pm

While blatant, violent racism still exists, it is far less prevalent today, but subtle racism has not changed much over the decades. Distrust of black people is a major part of modern racism. As Cox points out, we have implicit, unconscious biases that manifest in a myriad of ways. Studies have shown that these more… » 12/18/14 1:11pm Thursday 1:11pm

TV fathers letting us down left and right. It might be a stretch, but there is something about holding the ultimate patriarchal position in pop culture while at the same time abusing all the privilege that comes with it while in private that makes Cosby's and Collins's actions all the more disgusting. It is the gender… » 12/17/14 3:23pm Wednesday 3:23pm

Victims are rarely perfect people, like the rest of us. However, their flaws do not justify the violence perpetrated against them. In this case, "progressives" (a.k.a., empathetic people) know that Mike Brown's theft does not mean he deserved to be shot down, just like Cosby's victims, even though they waited a long… » 11/26/14 12:58pm 11/26/14 12:58pm

I don't think Abraham's family died? From what I recall of the flashbacks, Abe's wife and kids saw him kill a man who was threatening them, and his wife and kids became afraid of him. That's why they weren't there when Abraham woke up, and left the "Don't look for us" note. Right?

If I am remembering correctly, then… » 11/11/14 4:03pm 11/11/14 4:03pm

This reads to me more as athletic smacktalk than fat shaming. My grandfather would say similar things to my brother (baseball, wrestling) and me (track and field, softball) about getting "soft" or off our game, and we would dish it right back to him. » 11/04/14 7:28pm 11/04/14 7:28pm

Registered sex offenders are required to notify people in their surrounding residential area and must live a certain distance away from schools and playgrounds. But spending time with a young person with their parent's permission is apparently legal. Which is disgusting. » 10/28/14 2:06pm 10/28/14 2:06pm

This. Saying "well I would leave!" is blaming her for staying. We know from all the research on domestic violence (which this is related to) that people don't leave for many, MANY reasons. We are looking back at the situation with 20/20 hindsight. Of course, with what we know now, that statement is repugnant and… » 10/08/14 12:10pm 10/08/14 12:10pm