This Week in Racism

Zoology Teacher Literally Makes an Example of Black Student

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

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4 min readJun 2, 2021


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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.

🗑 Maybe the NBA needs to go back into the Bubble to protect players from fans

Likely since the time James Naismith first hung up a peach basket, American sports fans have been all too willing to show their asses. And with the NBA playoffs finally happening in front of live crowds for the first time since Rudy Gobert shut the league down, they’re making up for lost time by indulging in age-old fuckery like running onto the court. But…