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Elementary School Celebrates Black History Month by Having Kids Play Runaway Slave ‘Game’ Elementary School Celebrates Black History Month by Having Kids Play Runaway Slave ‘Game’

Teachers at a northern Virginia elementary school recently decided it would be a great idea to teach black history by having kids play slaves on the Underground Railroad running from imaginary fugitive slave catchers because, well ... there’s no other way to say this: a lot of racist people are also stupid.

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Fairy Tales for Wypipo  The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Fairy Tales for Wypipo 

Once upon a time, in a kingdom just outside Wakanda, there was a family called The Root who woke up at the break of dawn every day to tell the stories of black people. Some people called them journalists. Some people called them bloggers. The trolls from the gray part of the forest called them the n-word. The team was…

All the Ways I Did Not Die All the Ways I Did Not Die

When sitting in the passenger seat of a car with a known drug-dealer during a high-speed chase, one should always wear a seat belt. Always.

Man Goes on White Supremacist Rant, Flashes Gun. Police Say It’s Just ‘Free Speech’ Man Goes on White Supremacist Rant, Flashes Gun. Police Say It’s Just ‘Free Speech’

Seemingly desperate to prove he was from the state that refers to itself as the “Heart of Dixie,” an Alabama man went all Alabama in an Alabama coffee shop by going on a racist rant that left the business’ white customers disturbed and reminded the black customers that they were actually in Alabama.

To Be Young, Gifted and White To Be Young, Gifted and White

I don’t necessarily like the term “white privilege.”

Congress Takes a Field Trip to Investigate Voter Suppression in Georgia Congress Takes a Field Trip to Investigate Voter Suppression in Georgia

ATLANTA—When members of Congress heard stories about Georgia’s historic vote-stealing, the details sounded so absurdly evil, apparently an entire congressional subcommittee said, “I’ve got to see this for myself!”

Atlanta Is the Real Wakanda Atlanta Is the Real Wakanda

Everyone believes in heaven.

Professor Files Civil Rights Complaint Against Black Girls CODE, Claiming it Discriminates Against White Men Professor Files Civil Rights Complaint Against Black Girls CODE, Claiming it Discriminates Against White Men

Today’s episode of WhiteCenter tells the story of the future hall-of-fame Mayo-American advancing one of White America’s oldest and most celebrated pastimes — white people-ing.

The Root's Clapback Mailbag: Just the Tips The Root's Clapback Mailbag: Just the Tips

Before we get into this week’s emails, tweets, DMs, and comments, many of my mailbag readers know that I am very carol-centric. I believe that no holiday is complete if it doesn’t have a song that people sing to celebrate it.

T’Challa’s Cousins? Scientists Photograph Rare Black Leopard for First Time in Over 100 Years T’Challa’s Cousins? Scientists Photograph Rare Black Leopard for First Time in Over 100 Years

Not photographed since Betty White was a spry young teenager in 1909, scientists in Kenya published photographs of the rare black leopard after finding it in an area close to where the fictional Wakanda is located.

Louisiana Cops Wore Blackface to Sell Crack in a Black Neighborhood. But First, They Posed for Pics Louisiana Cops Wore Blackface to Sell Crack in a Black Neighborhood. But First, They Posed for Pics

A Louisiana police chief issued a formal apology after 25-year-old yearbook photos surfaced of an undercover sting in which white police officers painted themselves black to sell crack to black people. The community was shocked by the revelations, and many asked the same question:

GOP Congressman Under Fire for Most Racist Office Display Ever GOP Congressman Under Fire for Most Racist Office Display Ever

Members of an employees union are demanding an apology from a Georgia legislator after they discovered white supremacist memorabilia on full display in his Washington, D.C., congressional office.

MAGA Substitute Allegedly Singles Out 10-Year-Old for ‘Prison Attire,’ Tells Students MLK Committed Suicide MAGA Substitute Allegedly Singles Out 10-Year-Old for ‘Prison Attire,’ Tells Students MLK Committed Suicide

A North Carolina school is not really under any kind of fire after a Trump-supporting, uber-Christian prophetess predicted an African-American elementary school student’s clothes would eventually land him in prison and took the time to inform the clueless class that Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination was all a big…

Should You Wear Blackface? A Guide Should You Wear Blackface? A Guide

I was yesterday years old when I realized how much white people love blackface.

Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It

Voter suppression in Georgia was one of the most discussed issues during the 2018 midterm elections. Front and center in the debate stood Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a longtime voting-rights activist who had dedicated much of her career to fighting for every citizen’s right to vote. Abrams was…

The Root's Clapback Mailbag: If... The Root's Clapback Mailbag: If...

I know it’s late. I was doing stuff.

Second Woman Accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault Second Woman Accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault

Already embroiled in a scandal involving allegations of sexual assault, another woman has now accused Justin Fairfax of rape, alleging the Virginia lieutenant governor assaulted her during their college years.

There's No Place Blacker Than Birmingham, Ala., and If You Disagree...Fight Them There's No Place Blacker Than Birmingham, Ala., and If You Disagree...Fight Them

Look at those beautiful faces. Those are the children who lived in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. Because this picture was taken only 55 years ago, many of those people are still around today. They were and are still angels. But don’t let those sweet faces fool you...

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