racism

YouTube Comments Will Soon Be Less Racist, Homophobic And Confusing

Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It’s a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube’s is worse, but it’s finally about to smarten up.


Traffic On A Petition To Prosecute Zimmerman Crashed The NAACP's Site

After the recent decision in the Trayvon Martin case, many Americans erupted in anger and disappointment about George Zimmerman’s acquittal. Almost immediately following the decision, the NAACP posted an online petition for federal prosecution of Zimmerman. And the site got so much traffic that it crashed and has been in and out ever since. MoveOn.org has been continuing the effort, but their site is also overwhelmed and crashing on and off.


Are Google Searches Racist?

It’s tough to imagine computers and robots and electrical wiring being racist but a Harvard study has found “significant discrimination” in advertising results depending on the perceived race of the name you search for.


Racist And Sexist Language Found In Open-Source Code

GitHub is an exceptionally popular open-source community where any developer can find code for pretty much anything. But there’s a problem — some of that code contains extremely offensive racist, sexist and homophobic language.


When Applying For A Job At Google, Don't Be A Racist Jerk

Justin Ching works on TV ads for Google and needed a web designer. He interviewed David Bernett, and kept him in consideration for the position afterwards. Then Bernett sent him a horribly racist email, invoking Asian slurs, for reasons unknown to all other parties involved.


Racism-Curing Pills Are Apparently A Thing Now?

Researchers at Oxford University claim to have discovered a “cure” for racism, in pill form. It only (supposedly!) stamps out biologically-inherent discrimination, apparently, so if someone’s been Clockwork Oranged into a life of hate, maybe it won’t be so helpful. But, to repeat: RACISM-CURING PILL.


Obama Basher Is The Stupidest Trash To Contaminate Our Inboxes

We receive lots of moronic emails daily, but this description of the “Obama Basher” — an electronic disc you punch for whatever reason — is perhaps the bottom of the bucket. Oh, idiotic plastic thing, let us count the ways you’re dumb.


Free T-Shirts Given To Neo-Nazis Reveals Secret Message

Neo-Nazis in Germany were given free T-shirts at a recent right-wing extremist rock concert. The black shirt, complete with skulls and bones, said “Hardcore Rebels: National and Free”. Too bad for them, there was a secret message hidden inside the shirt.


Apple Store Accused Of Discriminating Against Black Men

When Brian Johnson and Nile Charles visited Manhattan’s Upper West Side Apple Store last December, they were looking for some cutting edge gadgets and gizmos. What they got, they allege in a lawsuit, was some cutting edge racism.


Who Gets To Decide What's Racist On Wikipedia?

So, in 2006, Virginian senate candidate George Allen made a pretty-racist comment about an Indian, camera-toting rep from his rival’s campaign, calling him “Macaca” and “welcoming” him to America. Like an asshole! Media outrage popped—as did a Wiki-war.