A rule of thumb that is pretty useful: Any political figure who says that they want to help the “white working class” is much more interested in helping white people than in helping the working class.
“Never let a white man know how much you really do know about anything except hard work,” John Dabney once said to his son, Wendell. Dabney was born a slave in 1824 and employed out to a railroad restaurant by Cora Williamson DeJarnette, a widow who lived off his wages for several decades. Dabney became known among…
One of the cool things about modern capitalism is how utterly patronizing and infantilizing it is. Ads are written in language that barely makes sense with the assumption that everyone reading them is a moron. You might therefore think that the advertisers are the morons, but no, it is you, somehow, who is the idiot!
Keith Knight is the cartoonist behind the K Chronicles, The Knight Life, and (t)hink. More of his work can be seen at kchronicles.com.
Last month, babe.net published a pseudonymous account of a date between “Grace” and the actor and comedian Aziz Ansari. Their evening together ended after they engaged in sexual activity, despite her repeated verbal and non-verbal signals that she didn’t want to.
A new report released this week shows American teenagers have been left shockingly ignorant by their schools when it comes to understanding slavery.
It’s not that surprising that Sterling K. Brown won a Golden Globe for his performance in This Is Us, but his win does mark a historic first for the awards. Brown became the first black man to win the award for Best Actor in a drama in the award’s 75 year history.
Some people want news about mergers and acquisitions. Other people want to relive the glory years of the John Birch society. Why not offer those audiences a world-class business newspaper that comes with an insane far-right op-ed page, included free? That’s just good business sense.
Before the 2008 economic recession hit, Prince George’s County was one of the wealthiest majority-black counties in America. After the U.S. housing market went into a death spiral, the Maryland county became one of the areas hit hardest by the subprime lending crisis. Between 2012 and 2013, P.G. County saw a 50…
In the weeks since eight women have come forward with stories of Roy Moore’s habitual predation involving very young girls, the prospective senator has been creeping back into favor with all sorts of equivocating groups: the RNC, conservative evangelical pastors, presidents who have bragged about assaulting women on…
Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees, was released today on Netflix and in select theaters. The film, based on the Hillary Jordan novel of the same name, is a subtle and dazzling saga of race, war, and family that explores what redemption means in face of unredeemable racism.
On the sensitive subject of race, we have often given Steve Bannon a hard time, just because he is a white nationalist who oversees a racist media outlet. But—credit where credit is due—in a new interview, he makes a point that, we must admit, rings very true.
WOODBRIDGE, Va.— Anika Rahman spent the Friday night before Election Day knocking on doors in suburban Virginia.
The film adaptation of the bestselling book Crazy Rich Asians is underway. It stars Constance Wu, British-Malaysian-Singaporean actor Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh, and is set to premiere in August 2018. The book immerses the reader into Asia through an American (and, specifically, Asian American) lens, and it’s a…
Climate change affects everyone, but in the immediate aftermath of “natural” disasters, the poorest among us suffer the most. In Splinter’s new series, Fault Lines, we explore the many ways our society’s most vulnerable people get hurt by climate-related crises.
With his heartfelt and earnest responses to Trump’s attempts to appeal to Obamacare and the fatal shooting in Las Vegas, Jimmy Kimmel has set himself apart from his late night brethren. But while he may be America’s favorite current woke patriot because of his monologues and also because he didn’t personally bring out…