Category Archives: Race Matters

Mistaking Dumb Donald for Mushmouth (or All Black People Do NOT Look Alike)

I get offended whenever people confuse Dumb Donald with Mushmouth. People will see a picture of Dumb Donald (or in my case, they’ll see my tattoo of Dumb Donald), and then start talking like Mushmouth, the implication being that they … Continue reading

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Guilty as Charged

I’m going to try and keep this as short as possible, because even though I have a lot to say, I’ve said so much of it time and time again, and I’m sick of repeating myself. Just hours ago, the … Continue reading

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The Cowardly Confession of Failed Rock Star

When I was in high school, I really wanted to be in a rock band. Don’t get me wrong, because I loved hip-hop, R&B, and funk (especially Rick James), but there was always a soft spot in my heart for … Continue reading

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W-100: THE BREAKFAST CLUB

White One Hundred: 100 Great Films Starring Only White People, #6 — The Breakfast Club — This movie came out when I was in high school, and pretty much everyone I know went to see it. At the time, everyone … Continue reading

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W-100: SUPERMAN

White One Hundred: 100 Great Films Starring Only White People, #5 — Superman — Okay, I’ve barely gotten started on the White One Hundred project, and already people are emailing me, trying to dispute my entries. Apparently, in the extended … Continue reading

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W-100: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

White One Hundred: 100 Great Films Starring Only White People, #4 — The Princess Bride — The entire point of the White One Hundred project is not to accuse any one film or filmmaker of being racist. The point is … Continue reading

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W-100: STAR WARS

White One Hundred: 100 Great Films Starring Only White People, #3 — Star Wars—Yes, the much beloved The Empire Strikes Back had Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian—as did the maligned Return of the Jedi. And all the prequels—which we … Continue reading

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W-100: THE WIZARD OF OZ

White One Hundred: 100 Great Films Starring Only White People, #2 – The Wizard of Oz. One of the most beloved family films of all time does not have a single person of color. All those Munchkins? Not a single … Continue reading

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Welcome to the debut of White One Hundred: 100 Great Films Starring Only White People

To be honest, I’m tired of the same old conversation about race and racism in popular culture—especially as it relates to film. Some people get where I’m coming from, but far too many don’t, and that’s where the heated debate … Continue reading

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The Simple Truth about Charles Ramsey

America watched in fascination when the news broke that three women, all missing and presumed dead for the better part of a decade, had been found and rescued in Cleveland. Those of us not from the Cleveland area knew little, … Continue reading

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