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When Worlds Collide, Dreams Are Made: Gabby Douglas And Her Coach Liang Chow

August 3rd, 2012 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

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October 27th, 2009 | 6 comments | Posted by Jen

In honor of our site redesign, we present a new, semi-regular feature on dumbassery we’re calling “DISGWITTER of the Weak.” Disgwitter, as in the stupid Tweets people who should know better end up posting anyway. Our first victim perpetrator? UCLA freshman football player, Randall Carroll.

norm chow v. randall carroll
Over the weekend, wide receiver Carroll got busted for bitching on Twitter about his offensive coordinator, Coach Norm Chow, to a top high school recruit. It was reported by the LA Times that Carroll, who was heavily recruited himself, used a “racial epithet” to describe Chow.  The Times reposted this edited version of Carroll’s Tweet (after his account was quickly deleted):

“man oregon, stanford and cal should have been easy wins ,, but [expletive] thys [racial slur] norm chow dnt be trustin us ,, so it is what it is.”

We kinda naturally assumed that the slur Carroll, who is black, directed at Chow, who is of Chinese descent, was “chink.”

Well, not exactly.

Continue reading DISGWITTER OF THE WEAK! UCLA’s Randall Carroll

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It’s 2009, And A Black Barbie Is Finally "So In Style"

October 13th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Just 50 years after the launch of Barbie, 42 years after the introduction of Colored Francie, 41 years after the birth of Christie, and 6 months after a trampy-ass tattooed Barbie, Mattel has finally launched a Black Barbie that isn’t just their skinny white doll with darker skin, or part of a collectibles set.

“Color is so IN!”

Oh, Bravo. BRAVO. How expedient. How relevant.

Can’t wait to see the”Yellow Annie” series in thirty years. Should be real cause for celebrasian.

[AP: Mattel Adds Black Dolls To Barbie World]

Thanks, Chris!

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The Cosby Show Meets Bollywood

April 10th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Dude. As we all know, The Cosby Show was way ahead of its time. But who knew that, in addition to being groundbreaking reprzentation for African-Americans, it had a Desi flava, too? Check out this show intro mashup:

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Mittin Luther King Day

January 23rd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Here’s Presidential candidate Mitt Romney meeting African-American voters on MLK Day and confirmation that he’s never met a black person before in his life:

The upshot? Romney seems terribly concerned about his new friends standing out in the freezing cold to meet him. Guess no one had the heart to tell him that outerwear, too, has gone the way of “bling-bling” and chanting “Who Let the Dogs Out?”

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