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12.10.13 Andy Cush

On the heels of news that Barneys had changed its store policy to make it more difficult for in-store cops to racially profile customers comes this “bill of rights” aimed at ending profiling at that retailer and several others. The bill, which was agreed upon by retail executives and community leaders including Al Sharpton, is […]

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11.21.13 Bucky Turco

Hip hop mogul Jay Z went ahead and launched a new collection with Barneys on Wednesday, despite several claims of racial profiling against the upscale retailer by black customers. Boxer shorts ($2590), t-shirts ($995), and ski masks ($695) are just some of the absurdly priced products being sold. There’s 30 items that would cost a […]

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04.18.13 Kyle Petreycik

Who else to teach “Creative Activism” than the Yes Men, who conned the world into thinking Dow Chemical publcily apologized for the Bhopal disaster for a minute there? Since the duo started Yes Lab, we had hopes they’d be training an army of righteous con-men. Tonight, NYU will be hosting “WNV Salon: Resisting Oppression, Both Real and […]

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09.25.12 Andy Cush

These openly racist subway ads from Pamela Geller and the American Freedom Defense Initiative were put up just hours ago, and already, an enterprising vandal has defaced them. The stickers label the ads, which label Muslims as “savages,” for what they really are– “racist” and “hate speech.” According to Mondoweiss, the ads have already been […]

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09.17.12 Marshall Katheder

Dilapidated Depression-era murals, which were splashed up on the Harlem Hospital Center as part of the Works Progress Administration, will be injected with new life. According to The New York Times, in 1936 the WPA commissioned seven artists to sketch the lives of African Americans at various points in history. Initially, the hospital was reluctant […]

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06.18.12 Allison Burtch

In a demonstration spearheaded by the NAACP and nearly 300 coalition groups, thousands marched in a silent Father’s Day protest against the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy. […]

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06.08.12 Jay Smooth

Debunking the oldest and worst argument ever about the good old “N-word.” Ill Doctrine is a video blog on music, politics and culture, launched in 2007 by Jay Smooth. We will be premiering two episodes a week on ANIMAL. Older episodes can be found at IllDoctrine.com and you can follow Jay on Twitter here. Previously: […]

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04.03.12 Marina Galperina

Painter Jon McNaughton of Provo, Utah is very popular. Glenn Beck praised him on Fox News. Sean Hannity who purchased this painting for an undisclosed sum. He’s expecting $300,000 a pop now, which is what an Andy Warhol print riddled with two gunshots à la Dennis Hopper sold for at Sotheby’s. Is there anything blatantly racist about his paintings? […]

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12.28.11 Bucky Turco

I’m not really sure what exactly set this woman off while riding the subway in a recently uploaded YouTube video, but clearly she’s mad and perhaps a bit bigoted as well. At least the lady is an equal opportunity racist. Shots fired … at everyone. Even Occupy Wall Street gets thrown into her xenophobic mix. […]

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11.28.11 Marina Galperina

NYC’s Nate Hill takes Harlem with his new piece The White Ambassador. What’s with the white face, you ask? Earlier this year, Hill has set up a WhiteSmellBot on Twitter that is now retweeting about 80 “white people smell like” stereotypes a day. As a biracial performance artist, he’s headed out to confront these bytes […]

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