Loretta Lynch Isn’t A Victim Of Racism, Just Bullcrap

Here’s why I know that Loretta Lynch’s confirmation for Attorney General isn’t being held up because Republican Senators are racist: because no racist Republican Senator hates anybody as much as they hate Eric Holder. Every day Lynch is not confirmed is another day Holder is in office. The racists don’t want that.… » 4/20/15 1:05pm Yesterday 1:05pm

Texas Rep Wants To Make It Harder To Film The Police 

Here's another problem with body cameras on cops: pretty soon, we're going to be living in a world where it's okay for the cops to film you, even when you are not doing anything wrong, but it's not okay to film the cops when they are in the process of violating your rights or shooting black people. » 4/15/15 5:13pm Wednesday 5:13pm

You Get That 'Free Range' Parenting Is Illegal, Right?

"Free range" parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv are back in the news. These are the guys that let their 10-year-old and six-year-old walk home from school and go to the park and generally travel the streets without adult supervision. Their methods have sparked a lot of controversy. They're back in the news… » 4/13/15 1:57pm 4/13/15 1:57pm

California Fights Anti-Vaxxers With Laws, And Science.

The California legislature just fired an opening salvo at California residents who think that "science" is a personal relationship between them and a Sun God. The California Senate Health Committee votes, 6-2, in favor of Senate Bill 277. The bill removes the "personal beliefs exemption" for parents who do not want to… » 4/09/15 4:10pm 4/09/15 4:10pm

 White America Learns What Black People Have Always Known About Cops​

Admit it, you thought your black friends were joking, or the very least exaggerating. You didn't think that black people were really being preyed upon by the police. You didn't believe us when we told you that the cops were functionally allowed to kill any black people they come across. You thought black people were … » 4/08/15 12:50pm 4/08/15 12:50pm

A School Invites Bob Freaking McCulloch, But It's A Black Man Who Is In…

The University of Missouri School of Law invited the disgraceful Bob McCulloch to speak on campus. Because that's pretty much what you do if you are a law school that doesn't give a damn about your minority students. Giving that jackass a forum to talk about how he helped police officers evade prosecution — under… » 4/03/15 9:49am 4/03/15 9:49am

People Are Mad At Indiana For Discrimination Authorized By Hobby Lobby

It's legal to discriminate against gays in Indiana? Dude, it's legal to discriminate against gays everywhere. Haven't you heard? There was a pretty big Supreme Court decision last year that made it legal for corporate entities to discriminate against gays and lesbians, as long as the corporation claims God told… » 3/30/15 2:14pm 3/30/15 2:14pm

Big Win For Pregnant Women Who Temporarily Need To Sit Down

A pregnant woman who was denied an accommodation from heavy-lifting duties during her pregnancy has won the right to at least argue her case at trial. Two conservative justices sided with the woman against a large corporation, resulting in a 6-3 ruling on behalf of the woman. It might not seem like much, but this is a… » 3/25/15 1:28pm 3/25/15 1:28pm

Don't Bust People For Quotes Without Context ​

Sorry folks, but this is where I abandon the hunt for frat boy racists. Shouting the n-word on a bus? Screw those kids. Suspending rugby players for "f**k a whore" chanting? I'd rather suspend just the people involved instead of the whole damn team, but I take the university's point. Suspending a frat because its… » 3/24/15 12:04pm 3/24/15 12:04pm