Published on Sep 11, 2013
While most ethnic groups have go-to slurs when you’re looking for something hateful, “cracker” just doesn’t seem to carry the necessary weight. Kamau consults a panel of New Yorkers—including the master, Chris Rock—to come up with a new alternative.
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Published on Sep 20, 2012 by comedycentral
Meet the flamboyant players of the East/West Collegiate Bowl.
Published on Sep 13, 2013
The best college athletes in the nation from the east and the west gear up for football fans’ favorite annual tradition.
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The Jeselnik Offensive: Black Name Spelling Bee
Published on Feb 25, 2013
Can Anthony’s audience members spell the names of actual black people?
The Jeselnik Offensive: Which Kind of Asian Is This?
Published on Mar 18, 2013
In this new game, Anthony’s audience learns about cultures and how best to mock them.
The Jeselnik Offensive: Search and Destroy
Google autocomplete searches:
Black people smell like…
White people smell like…
Published on Apr 8, 2013
Could Anthony’s audience games possibly get more racist? Not after this one.
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Pop That: Probing Lil Poopy’s music video
I heard about this story and decided it was a great subject for a megapost.
Published on Feb 26, 2013
“Pop That” is the name of a rap video featuring a blinged out, booty-grabbing rapper. It’s making the rounds on YouTube right now.Nothing new, right? Well, the issue in this case is that the emcee grabbing the mic is not a man with gobs of street cred. He’s 10-years-old.In “Pop That” he says, “Coke ain’t a bad word.” Some of his other videos show him swearing and slapping a womanâs bottom.
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Published on Feb 17, 2013
A diverse group of young Americans spent ten days in Israel attending seminars and meetings. Their goal was to learn more about another culture in an attempt to make them better teachers at home. Linda Gradstein reports for The Media Line.
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Unhappiness Over China’s One Child Policy
February 15, 2012 – China’s one child policy prevents some elder care. CNN’s Matthew Chance reports.
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Published by ABCNews on Nov 23, 2012
- Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints — not mainstream Mormons
- Warren Jeffs
- Homeschooling in Utah
Secrets of the Sect
Part 1: ABC News’ Amy Robach goes inside the FLDS, which has been called “the American Taliban.”
The Reeducation of Willie Steed
Part 2: Steed, 18 and starting a new life, found his FLDS education had left him unable to read.
A Haircut Equals Freedom
Part 3: “I want bangs!” Nellie Steed, 6, said, breaking with her strict FLDS upbringing.
Confronting ‘The God Squad’
Part 4: Police harassment of former FLDS led the Department of Justice to file a civil rights suit.
Pulled Back to the Fold
Part 5: Suzette Steed gets some news and must decide between her past and her daughters’ future.
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In support of marriage equality. Follows a gay male couple.
SAME LOVE – MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS (PARADISE FEARS COVER)
[Verse 1: Macklemore]
When I was in the 3rd grade
I thought that I was gay
Cause I could draw, my uncle was
And I kept my room straight
I told my mom, tears rushing down my face
She’s like, “Ben you’ve loved girls since before pre-K”
Trippin’, yeah, I guess she had a point, didn’t she
A bunch of stereotypes all in my head
I remember doing the math like
“Yeah, I’m good a little league”
A pre-conceived idea of what it all meant
For those that like the same sex had the characteristics
The right-wing conservatives think its a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made, rewiring of a pre-disposition
Ahh nah, here we go
America the brave
Still fears what we don’t know
And God loves all his children it’s somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written
3,500 years ago
I don’t know
[Hook: Mary Lambert]
And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm [x4]
[Verse 2: Macklemore]
If I was gay
I would think hip-hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately
“Man that’s gay”
Gets dropped on the daily
We’ve become so numb to what we’re sayin’
Our culture founded from oppression
Yeah, we don’t have acceptance for ‘em
Call each other faggots
Behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate
Yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color
Complexion of your pigment
The same fight that lead people to walk-outs and sit-ins
Human rights for everybody
There is no difference
Live on! And be yourself!
When I was in church
They taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service
Those words aren’t anointed
And that Holy Water
That you soak in
Is then poisoned
When everyone else
Is more comfortable
Rather than fighting for humans
That have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same
But that’s not important
No freedom ’til we’re equal
Damn right I support it
I don’t know
[Hook: Mary Lambert]
[Verse 3: Macklemore]
We press play
Don’t press pause
Progress, march on!
With a veil over our eyes
We turn our back on the cause
‘Till the day
That my uncles can be united by law
Kids are walkin’ around the hallway
Plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful
Some would rather die
Than be who they are
And a certificate on paper
Isn’t gonna solve it all
But it’s a damn good place to start
No law’s gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever god you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it’s all the same love
About time that we raised up
[Hook: Mary Lambert]
[Outro: Mary Lambert]
Love is patient, love is kind
Love is patient (not cryin’ on Sundays)
Love is kind (not crying on Sundays) [x5]
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Face tattoos. Identifies as a white supremacist, but doesn’t identify with a prison gang.
Uploaded on Dec 27, 2009
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Published on Dec 6, 2012 by VOAvideo
In recent years Pakistan has passed laws protecting women against having acid thrown on their faces or being killed to satisfy the honor of a family. Despite being legally banned, abuses against women continue. However, there are stories of individuals who stand up when the law fails them. Sharon Behn reports from Peshawar on one family whose father died trying to prevent their daughter from being given away to settle a dispute.
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Published on Aug 13, 2012 by TotallyBiasedFX
Stop & Frisk: Ever been frisked by the cops? Follow Kamau’s advice and make that unfortunate experience fun! Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
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Published on Dec 2, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
Investigations into a psychiatric hospital in the Guatemalan capital have uncovered evidence of sexual and physical abuse by staff. International human rights organisations told Guatemala that it must take steps to protect the patients. Al Jazeera’s David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.
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Published on Nov 21, 2012 by vice
After years of getting paid to scarf down tacos and pizza on “fat fetish” cam sites, Donna Simpson reached an astonishing 600 lbs. She’s now desperately trying to lose weight in order to lead a normal life for the sake of herself and her children.
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Study published in The Journal of Sex Research
Published on Nov 30, 2012 by RTAmerica
According to a recent study, adult film actresses are happier, spiritually healthier and have higher self-esteem than other women. This is contrary to the belief that most of the women who have chosen the career path are drug attics and compelled to the industry due to a history of sexual abuse. Chanel Preston, adult film actress, joins us for more on the study.
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