The myth of post-racial America gets shattered fairly often. The latest instance of this was the appearance of a photo online featuring a white woman wearing a shirt emblazoned with the “n-word” slur while standing next to a Black man sporting a rather toothy grin.
Previously, President Barack Obama delivered a measured statement the day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, calling for “calm reflection.” Today during a White House press briefing, Obama spoke candidly about the verdict, mentioning the reality of Black men being racially profiled, himself included.
Oberlin College cancelled classes today after a hooded figure (think: Kl@n attire) was spotted on campus near the school’s African Heritage Center this morning. In response to a month-long rash of hate crimes, the student body is banding together to address the issues in a series of community events this afternoon.
Progressive-minded Americans celebrated the historic election of the first African-American President of the United State in Barack Obama as the moment that America was becoming a theoretical “post-racial” society where race, discrimination and prejudice were things of the past. However, recent events—even Jay-Z has caught it—have proven otherwise. Hip-Hop Wired takes a look at 10 […]