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Judge to Man Who Said Wearing ‘MAGA’ Hat Is Part of His Religion: GTFOHWTBS Judge to Man Who Said Wearing ‘MAGA’ Hat Is Part of His Religion: GTFOHWTBS

Updated Thursday, April 26, 2018, 3:25 p.m. EDT: John Neidich, the owner of the Happiest Hour, issued this statement to The Root:

Joy Reid May Be the 1st Celebrity Who Was Actually Hacked, and I Should Probably Be Mad About It Joy Reid May Be the 1st Celebrity Who Was Actually Hacked, and I Should Probably Be Mad About It

After screenshots of blog posts by Joy Reid surfaced last week, everyone, including me, shot the MSNBC host a healthy dose of side-eye when she explained away homophobic statements from as far back as 2006 by saying that her old blog was hacked.

New Study Shows White People Don’t Like Living Near Black People; Captain Obvious Declines Comment New Study Shows White People Don’t Like Living Near Black People; Captain Obvious Declines Comment

I often contemplate leaving my position as one of the world’s foremost wypipologists and pursuing a career in the lucrative field of studying shit black people already know.

Video: Virginia Cop Shot Black Teenager in the Back as Teen Tried to Run Away Video: Virginia Cop Shot Black Teenager in the Back as Teen Tried to Run Away

Video showing a rookie cop shooting a black teenager in the back as the 18-year-old was running away seems to contradict previous statements by the officer involved, who said on camera that the shooting victim had pointed a gun at the officer.

Supreme Court May Have to Decide if Banning Dreadlocks Is Racist Supreme Court May Have to Decide if Banning Dreadlocks Is Racist

An Alabama woman who lost her job after her employer said that dreadlocks “tend to get messy” has petitioned the Supreme Court to decide if the company’s policy is discriminatory.

The Sean Hannity Controversy Exposes the Racist Hypocrisy of Wypipo Welfare The Sean Hannity Controversy Exposes the Racist Hypocrisy of Wypipo Welfare

On Monday, conservative right-wing zealot Sean Hannity paused his public fellating of Donald Trump and explained why it was totally cool that he received millions of dollars in government assistance and personally benefited from the “big government” and “welfare state” he publicly rails against.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Calls Out Starbucks for Racism Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Calls Out Starbucks for Racism

As a member of Omega Psi Phi, I feel like I can make this joke:

White Judge Sentenced to Probation for Election Fraud in Same County Where Black Woman Received 5 Years White Judge Sentenced to Probation for Election Fraud in Same County Where Black Woman Received 5 Years

Right now, there is a black woman sitting in prison, reading about a Texas judge who was found guilty of the same crime she committed. She probably noticed that the judge was sentenced to five years’ probation in the same county that sentenced her to five years in jail. More than likely, she also noticed that she is…

Melania Trump Is Serving Michelle Obama’s Collard Greens for Dinner and We Need to Pray Melania Trump Is Serving Michelle Obama’s Collard Greens for Dinner and We Need to Pray

As America frets over the Republicans’ efforts to taint the Mueller investigation, the prospect of a North Korean nuclear contamination and Syria’s use of chemical warfare against its own citizens, there is a much bigger threat of poisoning looming on the American horizon.

Kanye West, Candace Owens and the Conservative Sunken Place Kanye West, Candace Owens and the Conservative Sunken Place

As an underage college freshman, I was forced to live in an off-campus dormitory with adult supervision. Although I was one of only two black residents in the housing unit, one of the selling points of living in this dorm was their monthly offerings of entertainment as an alternative to college drunkfests.

The Only Thing Missing From Georgia’s Neo-Nazi Rally Was Actual Neo-Nazis The Only Thing Missing From Georgia’s Neo-Nazi Rally Was Actual Neo-Nazis

When a white supremacist group planned a gathering that was supposed to surpass Charlottesville, Va.’s Unite the Right rally, the community prepared for the worst. Hundreds of police officers arrived in a small Georgia town outside Atlanta to keep the peace. Counterprotesters came out en masse to condemn the hate…

Could You List the ‘Positive Aspects’ of Slavery? A Teacher Asked 8th-Graders to Do So Could You List the ‘Positive Aspects’ of Slavery? A Teacher Asked 8th-Graders to Do So

Students at a Texas charter school recently received a homework assignment that asked them to list both the “positive aspects” and the “negative aspects” of slavery.

Federal Prosecutors Want to Charge Cop Who Put Eric Garner in Choke Hold Federal Prosecutors Want to Charge Cop Who Put Eric Garner in Choke Hold

Prosecutors in the Department of Justice have recommended federal civil rights charges against the police officer whose arms just happened to be wrapped around Eric Garner’s neck when he died on a Staten Island, N.Y., sidewalk in 2014, but some officials within the Justice Department are reportedly hesitant to do so.

Stans, Ranked Stans, Ranked

Rapper J. Cole’s new album, KOD, has reignited a recurring discussion about the appreciation of “real” hip-hop between his fans and the people who find him interminably boring.

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Lions, Tigers and Wypipo, Oh My! The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Lions, Tigers and Wypipo, Oh My!

It’s 4/20, so today’s collection of tweets, direct messages, emails and comments is dedicated to all the people who ...

3 Kansas Men Found Guilty of Plot to Bomb Muslims, Kill Obama 3 Kansas Men Found Guilty of Plot to Bomb Muslims, Kill Obama

After a four-week trial, it took a Wichita, Kan., jury one day to convict three white dudes who watched too many episodes of The A-Team of hatching a convoluted plan to kill government officials and bomb a Garden City, Kan., apartment complex where Somali Muslims lived.

Listen to Prince’s Original Version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ ... Then Cry Listen to Prince’s Original Version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ ... Then Cry

On Thursday, the estate of musical icon Prince released the original studio recording of his song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” recorded in 1984.

Either Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Slavery Existed or He Doesn’t Think Black People Are Human Beings Either Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Slavery Existed or He Doesn’t Think Black People Are Human Beings

It takes a real man to stand up and admit when he is wrong, so I’d like to take this opportunity and apologize for every time I’ve called Donald Trump a racist idiot. I was wrong.

We Need a Yelp for Rating White People We Need a Yelp for Rating White People

On Monday I was in New York to sit on a panel for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission during the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference.

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