In a recent GQ interview, NFL quarterback Cam Newton claimed that the United States is “beyond” racism as a country. His response stemmed from a larger question about the racist criticism he faced during the 2015-2016 regular season.
“I don’t think of it like that,” Newton said. “I don’t want this to be about race, because it’s not. It’s not. Like, we’re beyond that. As a nation.”
Newton’s assertions earned him a healthy crop of new fans. In comparison, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, refused to stand for the national anthem during the NFL preseason, due to what he considered wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities. Read More
It’s me—well, YOU—from several years in your future. Hard to believe, right? I know you probably have many questions for how this is even possible, but just hear me out. In the end, I promise that it will be worth it. Read More
Former NBA great Charles Barkley is generating waves of controversy for his latest tirade. Barkley called out “unintelligent” black people for their criticism of successful black people, who label them as “acting white” and that they aren’t black enough.
Police were forced to descend on Keene, New Hampshire Saturday night after students and outside agitators turned the city’s 24th annual Pumpkin Festival into “a destination for destructive and raucous behavior.” – Raw Story.
The scandal featuring Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling has it all–racial controversy, gold diggers, illegal wiretapping, a scorned wife, and hundreds of millions of dollars on the line. This story features classic American themes of greed, lust, and racism, which are all the major ingredients of a media explosion. Read More