Every day in America, some parents have conversations with their children about how to act around the police. These are not fun conversations. They’re primers on how to survive a world that’s openly hostile to your sense of dignity. They’re instructions on how to keep your composure in the face of goading contempt. And they’re […]
I get judgy looks at intersections all the time because I am playing rap music at loud volumes, and I watch people decide things about my character and what kind of person I am because of that. One of my favorite TV actors had this same experience and freakin’ nailed the perfect comeback.
President Obama placed his hand upon a Bible used by Martin Luther King Jr. during his second inauguration. In a passionate speech, watch as philosopher and professor Cornel West says how this simple act glossed over Dr. King’s incredible message of peace. At 0:44, he boils down why this seemingly harmless act bothered him, think […]
It’s a mind-blowing speech in its entirety, but be sure not to miss his mention of bipartisanship at 3:30 and his description of ’60s “equality” at 5:35.
There’s really no denying that the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling was a huge step toward racial equality in the U.S. But as first lady Michelle Obama points out in this speech, we shouldn’t pat ourselves on the back just yet.
There have been so many discussions about whether or not my hometown’s football team should keep its name. This makes it abundantly clear to me.
They weren’t pro-stoning, but they also weren’t listening. Dan Savage said there that PARTS of the bible are BS. Then when students took that personally, he explained why those parts were BS. Then he said it was a pansy-assed move for them to walk out, which was dumb. Then he sincerely apologized. Then he explained […]
(Everyone knows you don’t bring bibles to a science fight.) Bill Nye understands science. He just doesn’t understand not teaching it to your kids. That’s just irresponsible. UPDATE: Ken Ham, the CEO of the Creation Museum has responded. Take your logic caps off, guys. It’s about to get cray-cray.
My stepson is autistic, and I’ve witnessed my share of meltdowns, usually for reasons that we just don’t understand. Cindi H., an autistic woman who wanted to show what it’s like from her perspective, created this clip of what it feels like when she enters a common place such as the supermarket. It’s overwhelming, and […]
When Carl Sagan asked NASA to take a picture of Earth with the Voyager 1 spacecraft’s camera, some people saw the final product and thought he got a bad deal. The spacecraft was so far away that the Earth only showed up as about 0.1 pixels wide. This is exactly what Carl Sagan was hoping […]