This Week in Racism

We Honestly Can’t Imagine a Worse Excuse for Giving a Horse a Racist Name

It’s an embarrassment of riches in our weekly roundup of the world’s most preventable disease!

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4 min readDec 15, 2020


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Death and taxes used to be the only two certainties in life. But no matter how much progress it feels like we’re making sometimes, the sad fact is you can probably slide racism into that list. Are we in a moment of uprising that feels like it has the potential to create real, systemic change? Yes. Do people and organizations still show their ass on a daily basis? Oh, most definitely. And to keep tabs on all that ass-showing, we created a weekly racism surveillance machine. If you already get our newsletter, Minority Report, you’ve likely seen this — but now the rest of the internet can get a taste.

🗑 Okay, we’re gonna need to do something about British horse owners

If you’re a racing fan who lives in central England, you may have decided to head to Wolverhampton over the weekend to play the ponies. That’s where you would have seen a two-year-old filly enter the race under the…