Railing against the above graphic got me banned from yet another Facebook. I wasn't really commenting on the mild, but overt racism of the image. What set me off what the fact that the poster couldn't understand the differences between the killings of Trayvon Martin and Jacqueline Gardner, or why Ma ... More >>
For those who may not know, being a blogger and writer also means you sort of have to support yourself with a 9-5. Some chose teaching, others chose busting their ass at a prospective company.
Somehow I chose to be a town-car driver. An entrepreneur, a goddamn transporter of people. There are perks ... More >>
If there's one lesson we've all learned from the Trayvon Martin controversy, it's this: Young black males are generally up to no good.
This appears to be the message one of the Walnut Bend Home Association directors sent to fellow Walnut Bendians Tuesday.
Under the subject heading "Suspicious B ... More >>
If there's one thing Hair Balls can't get enough of, it's racists, which is why we were thrilled to hear this week from a Houston contributor to a site called SaveWhitePeople. The writer (known on the site as Erich) wanted to know if we'd like to interview the NYC-based site's founder, Joseph Adams. ... More >>
"Racism is a cancer that America does not want to cure." -- Willie D
Willie D is a passionate man. About everything. About politeness as a social construct. About girls with little to no hair. About countries in South America. All of it. Any of it. Everything.
But perhaps especially about race an ... More >>
Last month, Rocks Off talked to Bun B, who has been one of the rap community's most vocal and visible supporters of Trayvon Martin, the teenager who was shot to death in Florida February 26, and who has sparked a national debate over the role the hooded sweatshirts known as "hoodies" popular with hi ... More >>
When Rocks Off researched our hoodie history, we found its roots and its perceptions to be as complex and racially charged as the death of Trayvon Martin. The hoodie, of course, has become the visual rallying cry for Martin's supporters on Twitter and Facebook profile pages nationwide.
While the ho ... More >>
Houston city councilman Jerry Davis donned a hoodie at yesterday's meeting in support of protests over the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Davis, whose represented District B since January, said minorities still face unequal treatment by law enforcement.
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
It's no surprise that the Web sites for the University of Texas's Daily Texan and their cartoonist Stephanie Eisner are overloaded at the moment.
That's because an astonishing Eisner cartoon on the Trayvon Martin case is whipping `round the Web. Gawker, among others, has highlighted it.
Thanks to ... More >>