Reddit Removes "FatPeopleHate," "CoonTown" Still Cool Though

Reddit, a 10-year-old internet community with 3.3 million users, somehow just got around to announcing an anti-harassment policy last month. Now the site, which usually leaves moderation decisions up to the community, has taken its first stab at banning pernicious subreddits under the new rules. Five subreddits have… »6/10/15 4:50pm

The Hugo Awards Were Always Political. But Now They're Only Political.

Last August, the Hugo Awards for science fiction and fantasy were swept by a younger group of women and people of color. At the time, we said "This was really a year that underscored that a younger generation of diverse writers are becoming central to the genre." So maybe it's not surprising that there was an… »4/04/15 4:35pm

How Reddit Became a Worse Black Hole of Violent Racism than Stormfront


One section of the Web forum is dedicated to watching black men die, while another is called "CoonTown" and features users wondering if there are any states left that are "nigger free." One conversation focuses on the state of being "Negro Free," while another is about how best to bring attention to the assertion that… »3/10/15 11:00am

Don't Post Racist Shit to Facebook, Congressional Staffers 

As if Congressman Aaron Schock's week wasn't already embarrassing enough, what with his Downton Abbey-inspired office renovation, Think Progress now reports that one of his senior advisers has made a bunch of noxious, racist statements on Facebook, comparing black people to "zoo animals." Time for a chat, secretly… »2/05/15 3:40pm

One chart exposes the racial preferences of online dating

Quartz has dug up a rather sad chart that reveals the racial preferences of online daters. Judging from data from Facebook dating app Are You Interested, you can see how different races respond to each other under the veil of the Internet. Most women respond positively to white men, while most men respond positively… »11/20/13 8:29pm

Traffic On A Petition To Prosecute Zimmerman Crashed The NAACP's Site

After last night's decision in the Trayvon Martin case, many Americans errupted in anger and disappointment about George Zimmerman's acquittal. Almost immediately following the decision, the NAACP posted an online petition for federal prosecution of Zimmerman. And the site got so much traffic that it crashed and has… »7/14/13 6:11pm