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UPDATE: DIGITAL HOLDING GIANT IAC FIRES PR DIRECTOR JUSTINE SACCO OVER RACIST TWEET

When senior director of corporate communications Justine Sacco’s plane lands somewhere in Africa later on today and she switches on her phone, the sound of the pit of her stomach dropping will be heard around the world. Sacco who works for IAC (the company owns Match.com and Vimeo) tweeted the following last night… A representative from IAC said in a statement:  “This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC. Unfortunately, the employee in question is unreachable []

UK NEWS: PUPIL TOLD BY TRUANCY OFFICER HE WILL HAVE TO WORK HARDER IN LIFE BECAUSE HE IS BLACK

Via The Daily Mail The mother of an 11-year-old boy has received  an apology after a school official told her son he would have to ‘work harder in  life’ – because he is black. Rosamaria Failla, 34, discovered that a  truancy officer had told her child Sonny that he would struggle in life because  he is not a ‘white British boy’. Sonny, who suffers from ADHD, had been  struggling with teachers at Bowmansgreen School, Hertfordshire, when his  attendance started slipping. In a bid []

CONTROVERSIAL ARTICLE OF THE DAY: ‘WHERE IS THE BLACK OUTRAGE OVER THUSHA?’

Check out this controversial article written by journalist Nirpal Dhaliwal Via The Evening Standard This week’s report into last summer’s riots found that the shooting of Mark Duggan was apparently the last straw for a black community under siege from the Met and its stop-and-search tactics. But this week has also seen the conviction of three young black men for shooting a five-year-old girl, Thusha Kamaleswaran, through the spine in an attempted gangland hit. The killing of a known criminal and gang []

VOGUE MAGAZINE (PARIS) BLACKS UP MODELS FOR OCTOBER ISSUE

Via Punch Bowl Blog Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld and photographer Steven Klein are today facing backlash over their decision to photograph Dutch born model Lara Stone in blackface for a 14 page editorial in their October issue. Continue Reading…. Shipping in tons of brown thick mud to smear all over the bodies of caucasian models. Hmmmm….Interesting move… interesting…. Vogue really hate the idea of hiring black models to grace their coveted pages don’t they? Hahaha! I have to laugh at this foolishness.  I’m surprised they []

RACISM AT BARNES & NOBLE

Barnes & Noble staff thought that it would be ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS to have this as their store front display in Coral, Gables Florida (at the Miracle Mile Mall).    Source: Rasha Entertainment You would think that in 2009 racists would have moved on from the old skool monkey jibes and found some new material by now. I mean whatever happened to originality folks??? Soooooooooooooooo Pathetic!

VIDEO: YUNG BERG – ‘OUTERSPACE’

Rapper Yung Berg more or less deaded his own career earlier this year after these offensive remarks…. I’m kinda racist … I don’t like dark butts …. You know how some women prefer light skin men or dark skin men. It’s rare that I do dark butts – that’s what I call dark skinned women … I [don’t date women] darker than me. I love the pool test. If you can jump in the pool exactly like you are and you don’t come out []

T-SHIRT DRAMA – ‘OBAMA IS MY SLAVE’

Fool fool designer Doron Braunshtein A 25-year-old New York City graduate student is threatening to sue a T-Shirt designer after being assaulted for wearing one of his designs. The woman bought a $69 shirt from Apollo Braun’s Manhattan boutique that bore the words, “Obama is my slave.” When she wore the shirt on Tuesday, four teenage girls accosted her – shoving her, pulling out her earphones, and spitting in her face, according to the New York edition of Metro News. The unnamed []

DISARMING BRITAIN SEASON: SHOULD THIS BILLBOARD BE REMOVED?

The Billboard below, promoting Channel 4’s Disarming Britain season, which takes a look at the current rise in violence on Britain’s streets, was brought to my attention today by photographer Lloyd Best. Best (a black man) say’s he walks past this Billboard on a daily basis and finds it offensive. He is currently in the process of getting the authorities to remove the billboard from the public’s view. I am interested to know what your thoughts are on this matter? Is the billboard offensive? should it be removed ASAP?