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The Root's Clapback Mailbag: Wypipology 101 The Root's Clapback Mailbag: Wypipology 101

As one of the world’s foremost wypipologists, my credentials are often challenged by people who aren’t familiar with my field of study.

Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle Awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Black Culture Medal; Rachel Dolezal Snubbed Again Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle Awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Black Culture Medal; Rachel Dolezal Snubbed Again

Quick question: When one of America’s most prestigious Ivy League universities honors Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle and six other African Americans for their contributions to black history and culture, will white people burn their Harvard rejection letters, their Chappelle’s Show DVD sets or the ivy in their yards?

White College Admissions Counselors Don't Want 'Woke' Black Students: Study White College Admissions Counselors Don't Want 'Woke' Black Students: Study

A new study reveals that black high school students who are actively fighting racism might have a harder time getting into colleges with white admissions counselors because ... Wait? Did you even read the first part of that sentence?

NFL Picks Maroon 5 For Super Bowl in America's Biggest Black Music Scene Because... Of Course NFL Picks Maroon 5 For Super Bowl in America's Biggest Black Music Scene Because... Of Course

In keeping with its trend of appeasing fans who believe God so loved the world he gave us his only begotten son whose name is either Tom Brady or Donald Trump, the National Football League decided to overlook the 1,203,034 musical acts in Atlanta, Ga. and announced that Maroon 5 will perform at halftime of Super Bowl…

Video: #BaggageClaimBecky Calls Police on Black Woman for Asking to Speak to a Manager [Updated] Video: #BaggageClaimBecky Calls Police on Black Woman for Asking to Speak to a Manager [Updated]

A brave Delta employee is being hailed for alerting the authorities to a case of felony cultural appropriation when a black woman disrespected the heritage of white women everywhere by asking to speak to the manager.

Exclusive: An Interview With the 3 Most Important Figures in the NFL Anthem Protests Exclusive: An Interview With the 3 Most Important Figures in the NFL Anthem Protests

In the ongoing debate about the NFL player protests during the national anthem, The Root has obtained an exclusive interview with three figures at the center of the debate. Staff Writer Michael Harriot and Senior Politics Editor Stephen A. Crockett sat down to discuss the issue with the American flag, the National…

Georgia Women Arrested for Selling Weed Edibles at Church Georgia Women Arrested for Selling Weed Edibles at Church

Apparently confused by someone who said they wanted to get to know the “Most High,” two Georgia women who were trying to “lift his name,” now face felony drug charges after they were arrested by narcotics officers for peddling marijuana edibles at a church event.

White Man Sues for Minority Business-Owner Status After DNA Test Shows He's 4 Percent African White Man Sues for Minority Business-Owner Status After DNA Test Shows He's 4 Percent African

Having found nothing left to colonize on land, sea or the celestial bodies that orbit the planet on which he lives, a Washington man is making a valiant effort to colonize blackness itself.

White-on-White Crime: Tom Arnold's Posse and Mark Burnett Gang Throw Hands at Emmy Party White-on-White Crime: Tom Arnold's Posse and Mark Burnett Gang Throw Hands at Emmy Party

As further proof that white culture continues to promote senseless violence, reality show producer Mark Burnett and Tom Arnold, the guy who always talks like he just inhaled an unknown but refreshing powder given to him by an anonymous man with a Columbian accent in the bathroom, were reportedly involved in a tussle…

A Look at the Resumé of Oklahoma's Nazi Police Officer A Look at the Resumé of Oklahoma's Nazi Police Officer

On Thursday, city officials in Achille, Okla. confirmed that it had hired Bart Alsbrook as a reserve police officer to patrol the tiny town on Oklahoma’s Texas border. Alsbrook had impeccable credentials. He had a clean record, a background in law enforcement and the city could find no citizen complaints filed against…

Stop Eating Before Reading: Florida Prisoner Kills Cellmate, Uses Ears for Necklace Stop Eating Before Reading: Florida Prisoner Kills Cellmate, Uses Ears for Necklace

In an apparent bid to top every absurd “Florida Man” story ever told, an inmate at a Florida correctional facility strangled his cellmate, gouged out his eyes, mutilated the body and made a necklace with the victim’s body parts before heading to eat breakfast in the chow hall.

Donald Trump Conveniently Ignores Anniversary of One of America's Worst Acts of Terror  Donald Trump Conveniently Ignores Anniversary of One of America's Worst Acts of Terror 

Three days before a national tragedy would shake the entire world, on September 8, 2001, George Bush issued a proclamation recognizing one of the darkest hours in American history. On September 15, 2013, Barack Obama’s White House sent out an official statement recognizing the same solemn day.

Texas Farm Bureau and Mississippi Dept. of Public Safety Ban Employees From Wearing Nikes Texas Farm Bureau and Mississippi Dept. of Public Safety Ban Employees From Wearing Nikes

In a devastating blow to the apparel giant’s bottom line, two organizations comprised of people who never wore Nikes anyway, announced a ban on employees wearing Nikes because they love the flag, the troops, the national anthem and everything America has to offer except for the First Amendment of the Constitution.…

Despite Being Asked to 'Stand Down,' Cops Arrest 5 for 'Looting' Family Dollar in Hurricane Aftermath Despite Being Asked to 'Stand Down,' Cops Arrest 5 for 'Looting' Family Dollar in Hurricane Aftermath

Police in North Carolina arrested at least five suspects after store managers asked cops to “stand down” when people affected by Hurricane Florence broke in and took items from a local Family Dollar outlet.

Police Accidentally Tweet Screenshot Showing That They Monitor Anti-Racism and Anti-Police Brutality Groups Police Accidentally Tweet Screenshot Showing That They Monitor Anti-Racism and Anti-Police Brutality Groups

In their efforts to inform the public that they were doing everything possible to manage the spontaneous combustion of several homes, the Massachusetts State Police inadvertently let a few organizations fighting to end police brutality, racism and the reign of Donald Trump, know that they are being watched.

Mississippi Senate Candidate Tells Black People to 'Stop Begging' For Scraps Mississippi Senate Candidate Tells Black People to 'Stop Begging' For Scraps

The black-hating, neo-Confederate Republican called “Roy Moore Lite” seeking to become the next Senator from the State of Mississippi visited MSNBC on Friday and in just under 2 minutes, managed to defend the Confederate flag, explain how rap music turns black people into murderers and told African Americans why they…

15 Things, Other Than Weed, That Might Make Me Care About What Cops Found in Botham Jean's Apartment 15 Things, Other Than Weed, That Might Make Me Care About What Cops Found in Botham Jean's Apartment

After a burglar broke into Botham Jean’s Dallas apartment and reportedly killed him (I know, I know, but I have to say “reportedly.”), police now say they found .37 ounces of marijuana in Jean’s residence.

Coast Guard Member Flashes White Power Sign on Live TV Coast Guard Member Flashes White Power Sign on Live TV

On Friday, one of the brave men and women whom we honor by standing for the national anthem took the time out of his busy coast-guarding regimen to flash the white power sign on live television.

'Safe Space for White Students' Backfires at University of Maryland 'Safe Space for White Students' Backfires at University of Maryland

A counseling group for white students who feel nervous around people who dance on the beat and prefer seasoning was forced to rebrand itself after students at the University of Maryland objected to a flyer for a campus support group dedicated to discussing race.

Employee's Racial Slurs, Videos of White Student Declaring Her Love For N-Word Causes Uproar at Alabama High School Employee's Racial Slurs, Videos of White Student Declaring Her Love For N-Word Causes Uproar at Alabama High School

If you ask any teenager from 1978, 1998 or 2018, they will eagerly explain how racism is dying because their generation generally doesn’t care about race that much. Trust them, the youth will show us the way.

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