Trump’s Crackdown On Diversity Training Is Fascist. And Terrifying.

One of the president’s most dangerous attacks on civil rights and free speech is getting relatively little attention amid the firestorm of news as Election Day approaches.  In an executive order and a series of administrative actions issued over the past month and a half, the Trump administration effectively banned diversity and inclusion training in the […]

Former Trump Exec Alleges Yet More Examples Of His Early Racism In New Book Excerpt

A former top executive in the Trump Organization details yet more alleged examples of Donald Trump’s early racist, misogynist and anti-Semitic behavior in excerpts from her upcoming tell-all book about her time working for the president. Barbara Res, who was vice president in charge of construction at the Trump family company, recalls her former boss’ […]

As Ellen DeGeneres fights claims of a toxic workplace, here are 3 signs you work in one

On Monday, Ellen DeGeneres addressed allegations made by former employees that her long-running talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," had an internal culture of racism, fear, and intimidation as well as sexual harassment. The allegations gained national attention following a BuzzFeed article that reported on the show's "toxic work culture" — and three of the show's high-ranking […]

Colorado Governor Will Examine Death Of Elijah McClain After Millions Sign Petition

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) said Wednesday his office would examine last year’s death of Elijah McClain, an unarmed Black man who died in police custody after buying an iced tea at a convenience store.  “Public confidence in our law enforcement process is incredibly important now more than ever,” Polis wrote on Twitter. “A fair […]

Lululemon Apologizes For Art Director’s Post About Racist ‘Bat Fried Rice’ T-Shirt

Athletic brand Lululemon has apologized for its now-former art director’s Instagram post sharing a link to a racist “bat fried rice” T-shirt design. Lululemon, lambasted on social media since senior global art director Trevor Fleming shared the image of the anti-Asian shirt on Sunday, called the post “inappropriate and inexcusable.”  “At Lululemon, our culture and […]

Yes, Viruses Used To Be Named After Places. Here’s Why They Aren’t Anymore.

Despite repeated advice from the medical community that naming diseases after their place of origin has no benefit and actually causes harm, President Donald Trump and some conservative media figures continue to use the phrase “Chinese Virus” to describe the new coronavirus. In 2015, the World Health Organization issued new guidelines for naming new infectious diseases […]