Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique has demanded fans to boycott Netflix streaming service. This comes after she has claimed to have experienced color and gender bias from the company.
Celebrities January 21, 2018
FaceApp, the controversial photo editing app, is again under racism allegations. The app launched Asian, Black, Caucasian, and Indian as its new filters, and from the names, you already know that there would be racist undertones.
Apps/Software August 10, 2017
Some recent game reveals like 'Wolfenstein II' and 'Far Cry 5' have shown willingness to address mature themes and issues still present in America today. However, the Far-Right think that games like these are, specifically, anti-white.
Video Games June 13, 2017
The creator of Pepe the Frog has killed his marquee character, which has accrued popularity over the years for all the wrong reasons. How did the racist, anti-Semitic, offensive frog came to be?
Comic Books May 9, 2017
FaceApp is a photo-editing app that utilizes artificial intelligence to make changes look more realistic and natural. However, the app raised accusations of racism as its "hotness" filter made the skin tones of people lighter.
Apps/Software April 26, 2017
An Asian American woman and her companions were left stranded after their Airbnb host allegedly canceled their reservation with offensive text messages. Does Airbnb have a racial bias problem?
Viral April 9, 2017
Developers of Kickstarter-funded 'Yooka-Laylee' have dropped JonTron, who did voice work for the game, over racist, anti-immigrant statements he made last week. The developers, while distancing themselves from JonTron’s comments, promoted diversity.
Video Games March 23, 2017
With Google facing mounting uproar from brands over their ads’ presence on offensive videos, the web company has now introduced stricter policies that’ll more efficiently pull ads from offensive videos. No set date, however, has been offered for full implementation.
Internet March 22, 2017
Google has announced its commitment to bolster racial equity in the country’s criminal justice system, believing that data can be part of that step forward. It’s donating $11.5 million for the cause, significantly larger than its previous efforts.
Google February 24, 2017
Researchers at Stanford University have developed strategies on how medical trainees can deal with discrimination from patients and their families. One of these is putting the importance of the patient's health above all other matters, including the family members’ prejudice.
Public Health October 27, 2016
Charles Wasko, the mayor of West York, Pennsylvania, recently resigned after a public scandal hit the media. He stepped down only days after his racist Facebook posts involving President Obama caused public outrage.
Internet October 19, 2016
The United States Department of Labor has accused Palantir Technologies of racial discrimination against job applicants who are Asians. The company has denied the allegations, stating that it will vigorously defend against the claims.
Business Tech September 27, 2016
After an incident involving racist remarks made on a chat to a 'Hearthstone' player, Blizzard pledged to work with Twitch to create a program that will tackle such incidents of racism and harassment head-on.
Video Games May 18, 2016
A new study stresses that, whether you like it or not, you have your own biases. These biases then affect your view of other people’s faces.
Life & Style May 5, 2016
A new police task force report painted a disturbing picture of Chicago Police District. It practices racial bias, which is growing in an alarming rate.
Society April 15, 2016
Racial discrimination still happens in the workplace. A new survey revealed that unfair treatment and racial discrimination is contributing to the high stress levels of adults in the United States, particularly among Hispanics and black Americans.
Life March 12, 2016
With less than a week to go until the 88th Academy Awards, 'Last Weekend Tonight' host John Oliver wants to know why things like an all-white roster of Oscar nominees can still happen in 2016 - and it looks like whitewashing in Hollywood is the answer.
Movies/TV Shows February 23, 2016
Germany has reached agreements with Google, Facebook and Twitter for the removal of hate speech online within 24 hours from being reported. This is the latest step in the fight against online racism amid the refugee crisis.
Internet December 16, 2015
A Harvard Business School study proves that Airbnb's lack of user anonymity sparks racial prejudice in hosts. African-American profiles receive 16 percent less positive response than White profiles.
Society December 12, 2015
A popular Buddhist meditation technique has shown to reduce feelings of racial prejudice. Seven minutes of this meditation technique could reduce racial bias.
Society November 23, 2015
Harvard Law School is faced with a racist act just a day after its students of color joined a protest against racism. Dean Martha Minnow calls for a community meeting to discuss the seriousness of the issue
Internet Culture November 21, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent out a company-wide memo condemning the racial profiling of three black teenagers at its store in Melbourne. Meanwhile, the company has done a lot to try and push workplace diversity.
Business November 15, 2015
After an incident that involved racial profiling in an Apple Store in Melbourne, company CEO Tim Cook calls for 'training on inclusion and customer engagement.'
Society November 13, 2015
Two men have been busted by the University of Missorui police for allegedly posting racist social media threats against African-American students at the university. The threat left university students, particularly African-American students, deeply terrified.
Society November 12, 2015
A video has been posted on Facebook that shows an Apple Store employee and two security guards asking a group of African students to leave because they feared the students would steal something. The incident has sparked outrage among thousands of netizens across the globe.
Society November 12, 2015
Google's philanthropic arm, Google.org, has announced that it will be donating $2.35 million to a number of groups in the San Francisco Bay Area to help fight racism and other social issues.
Money November 3, 2015
Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old teen whose arrest for bringing to school a homemade clock mistaken for a bomb caused worldwide attention in social media, finally got his clock back. Delighted, Ahmed and his family are preparing to leave for Qatar anytime soon.
Society October 24, 2015
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a luncheon regarding what the social network is doing to police racist posts on the German version of the website.
Internet September 28, 2015
James Blake, a retired black tennis player that once ranked No. 4 in the world, was forcefully slammed to the ground and arrested by a white police officer in Manhattan. Blake suffered minor injuries.
Society September 10, 2015
The Hitman says he never remembers Hulk Hogan being a racist, but glad the wrestling icon was caught nonetheless. He added that he hopes that the WWE doesn't reinstate Hogan anytime soon.
Movies/TV Shows September 4, 2015
When split-second shooting decisions have to be made, individuals exhibit racial bias whether or not they realize it, a study says.
September 2, 2015
Reddit has quarantined several subreddits, and has banned several ones as a result of the updated content policy. Among the subreddits that were banned include those that were dedicated to animated child pornography and extreme racism.
Internet August 6, 2015
Hulk Hogan extends his gratitude to those who supported and defended him following the controversy from a leaked racist rant.
Society July 27, 2015
'Jurassic World' is enjoying rave reviews and fantastic earnings, but there's a cloud hanging over this picnic: some are claiming that one of the film's dinosaur names is racist.
Movies/TV Shows June 24, 2015
Whitewashing superhero movies isn't a good color on anyone. It's time to embrace a POC hero, one who can inspire us to do better.
Movies/TV Shows June 23, 2015
Unconscious social biases are still rampant in our society, but a new study suggests that sleep is an effective target for reversing them. Administering interventions during sleep produced significant, lasting effects.
Society May 29, 2015
First Lady Michelle Obama addresses students at the historically black Tuskegee University. Persevere through the slights and stereotypes, she told the 500 graduates on Saturday.
Society May 11, 2015
LeSean McCoy is questioning Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly's motives in '[getting] rid of all the good black players.' McCoy, now on the Buffalo Bills, will play against his former Eagles team on December 13.
Movies/TV Shows May 6, 2015
Calling himself an 'anti-affirmative action hacktivist,' Vijay Chokal-Ingam says posing as Jojo, a black man, is what got him accepted to med school.
Society April 6, 2015
UVA student Martese Johnson was arrested by the cops outside the Trinity Irish Pub after being denied entry into the bar. A video shows Johnson bleeding profusely from the head during the arrest by white police officers and has sparked outrage on social media.
Society March 19, 2015
The Race Together campaign of Starbucks, which looked to have baristas initiate discussions about race with customers, has been met with massive backlash.
Business March 18, 2015
The city's police chief resigned soon after the release of the report by the Department of Justice, which said the police department is racially biased against African-Americans.
Internet Culture March 12, 2015
Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown, has been cleared of federal civil rights charges. The Department of Justice, however, called for changes to law enforcement practices in Ferguson, where police officers are found to routinely violate the rights of black people.
Society March 6, 2015
Images of the Sand-Snakes from Game of Thrones' upcoming season have some fans in an uproar about the show's choice of casting.
Movies/TV Shows March 4, 2015
A new study sheds light on the gory realities of America's gruesome past in the Jim Crow era, revealing that nearly 4,000 African-Americans were lynched in 12 southern U.S. states.
Society February 11, 2015