The Brilliant Dramatization Of The Trayvon Martin Killing That Every American Should Watch

“Stand your ground” laws don’t work. There has to be a better way.

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An Incredibly Disturbing Look At How Missionaries Are Spreading Homophobia In Uganda

Homophobia is rife in Uganda, and the reason is troubling. Evangelical missionaries are preaching hate, and it comes at the cost of LGBT lives.

It’s clear that this American evangelical movement in Uganda is incredibly screwed up and dangerous. This documentary takes a deep dive into the issue, so make sure to catch a screening near you.

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Don't Think American Cinema Revolves Around Men? Take A Look Here.

Apparently, Hollywood thinks we want to see the same stories over and over. This montage of movie trailers may seem like just another funny supercut, but to me it plays like a highlight reel for what’s wrong with American cinema. Note as you watch: If the lead isn’t a man, what kind of movie is it? And if the lead isn’t white, what kind of character is he or she playing in that story?

The “ONE MAN saves the world and gets the girl” fantasy is strong in the above video, but did you notice how the only time “ONE WOMAN” is used it’s for a romantic comedy?

Also, anytime there’s an Asian “ONE MAN,” he’s starring in a martial arts movie — and the two times the announcer says “ONE WARRIOR,” the actor is also Asian, even though both Beastmaster and Rambo are included in the montage (but they get to remain men, not just kicking killing machines). And don’t get me started on the one clip where a black guy is “ONE MAN” — but only to assist a little white child in his journey of discovery.

I am so bored with Hollywood these days. I urge you to share this clip if you are too.

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What Happens When You Combine A Racist And A Strong Black Man? A Stunning Moment, That's What.

This is a clip from the 1967 movie “In the Heat of the Night.” The movie is most famous for the way Philadelphia detective
Virgil Tibbs (played by the illuminating Sidney Poitier) treats the
racist people of Sparta, Miss., with a strong hand in the face of
bigotry. 

This scene, where he confronts plantation owner Eric Endicott
(played by Larry Gates) with a taste of his own medicine, actually made
people gasp in the theater when it came out. To be honest, I’m pretty
sure it’ll make you gasp (in a good way) too.

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If Asians Said The Stuff Some White People Say, It Would Sound As Ridiculous As It Actually Is

The video is funny, but the point is serious. Sometimes it helps to see stereotypes in a new light. And then maybe we’ll be better about not making them.

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Their Son Cannot Speak. That's Why They're Helping Find His Voice.

Kids don’t come with an instruction manual. You kinda just have to jump in headfirst and figure it out as you go along. What I love most about this video is that it not only gives a glimpse into one family’s life with their autistic son and how they’re working to communicate with him, but it’s also incredibly honest about how challenging and scary the journey can be.

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11 Things To Keep In Mind Before Dating A Black Woman. The Last One Is Definitely No Joke.

A humorous — but still serious — list of things every white guy should know before dating a woman of color for the first time.

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Are You In The Majority Of Everything? Check This Handy Chart.

I suppose if you’re seeing this, you probably fall in the minority for Internet access. I was most surprised by poverty, shelter, and cellphones.

Correction: The chart’s proportions for North and South America are incorrect. North America (including Central America and the Caribbean) is more populous than South America. That ratio should be around 8 to 6.

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3 Anti-Immigration Myths That Take Seconds To Debunk For An Actual Economist

Economist Ben Powell makes short work of the three standby anti-immigration arguments, leaving me with a ringing in my ears that sounds distinctly like the immortal “They took our jobs” chant from “South Park.” They didn’t though. They really, really didn’t.

Relevant: If you haven’t seen the “South Park” episode about immigrants, go watch it. Here’s a clip:

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