Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dartmouth University Fraternity and Sorority Throw "Bloods and Crips" Party

A fraternity and sorority at Dartmouth University threw a "Bloods and Crips" party.  Dartmouth's Alpha Delta fraternity and Delta Delta Delta (Tri-Delta) sorority decided to forgo the typical Greek toga party and encourage attendees to don the wardrobe of two notorious LA based gangs.

Members of the campus chapter of Alpha Delta claim there was no intent to promote racism, rather, they merely intended to throw a creative costume party.

This seems all to similar to Duke University's Racist Rager.

Read more here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bananas Thrown at Italian Minister

Cecile Kyenge, who became Italy's first Black minister in April, has faced more than a few racist remarks since taking office. Last Friday, a heckler in the audience threw bananas at her as she spoke. 

Italie: Cécile Kyenge, une congolaise nommée ministre de l’Intégration en Italie
On other occasions, one senator linked Minister Kyenge to an orangutan and another councilor said she "should be raped so she understands how victims of crimes committed by immigrants feel." The senator later apologized and the councilor received suspended jail time. Minister Kyenge has been threatened and attacked with racial slurs on almost a daily basis so these antics are, unfortunately, nothing new for her. 

Kyenge said the bananas tossed at her were a waste of food. Sadly, these racist acts are still a part of the lives of women of color politicians who are trying to make a difference in the world.

Read more here.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

'Angry Trayvon' App Removed From Google App Store

Google recently pulled its 'Angry Trayvon' app from the Google Play Store.

Yes, this game surrounded the slain teen, Trayvon Martin. The 'Angry Trayvon' character gathers weapons, wallets, and commits murder all while wearing his powerful hoodie. 

The game creators apologized, arguing that the game was "by no means a racist game." Right.

Tacky, stupid, and disgusting are just a few of the words that come to mind when we think about the people thought this was a good idea or even an acceptable creation. Granted, we all know that the quest for the almighty dollar can often override thought, reason, and tact but this is just wrong.

Shame, shame, Google. Read more here.

Some consummate assholes created an Android app called "Angry Trayvon" that sparked instant outrage and was immediately pulled from the Google Play Store.