racism

10 metal tracks that aren’t afraid to call out systemic racism
10 metal tracks that aren’t afraid to call out systemic racism
Heavy metal has long been a scene of tackling societal issues, and political stances are frequently taken by songwriters in the genre. While it’s undeniable that some have created issues, most notably the black-metal community’s tendency to lean into neo-Nazi ideals, countless musicians are working to confront systemic racism through their songs. Take a loo...
NAACP mounts Facebook boycott amid reports of discrimination
NAACP mounts Facebook boycott amid reports of discrimination
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is urging a boycott of Facebook today after two new reports show Russian trolls specifically targeted black communities on the platform during the 2016 election. The reports (from Oxford University's Computational Propaganda Project and cybersecurity firm New Knowledge) confirm previous suspicions of Russian meddling in the Uni
‘The Simpsons’ called out for being racist and offensive
‘The Simpsons’ called out for being racist and offensive
As the reevaluation of once-beloved '90s sitcoms rages on (just see The Spectator's take on millennials finding Friends a bit problematic), more TV shows are being called out as racist or offensive by large groups of young people. To wit, Fox's long-running cartoon comedy mainstay The Simpsons is being taking to task for its insulting overtones. Read more... Read More ...
Racism in metal—or anywhere—is not okay
Racism in metal—or anywhere—is not okay
Last weekend, musicians such as former Pantera bassist Rex Brown, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo payed tribute to late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell at the fifth annual Dimebash charity event.  Read more: Metalcore bassist goes on extremely racist rant, gets fired from band At the end of the show, longtime Patnera frontman Phil Anselmo nazi-saluted the c