Former child star Raven-Symoné apologized for her latest statements mocking the black community.

“My comments about discrimination have spun out of control,” Raven-Symoné wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. “I’d like to begin by saying that I was not attacking a specific race, but repeating a name that was said in a viral video which has received over two million likes.”

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Racist casting call

Universal Pictures is casting black girls for its film Straight Outta Compton, a biopic which documents the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.

The casting call by Sande Allesi Casting, which reflects the target audience of the movie, grades the women by skin color and whether they wear weave and extensions. “Fine” LSLH women (light skinned with long hair) are graded A/B, while dark skinned women who wear hair weave are graded C/D. Naturally the weave wearers are outraged by the degrading implications of the casting call.

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Maya Peterson

The first ever black lesbian student-president of an expensive New Jersey prep school was forced to resign after she posted a series of offensive social media photos online mocking her white classmates.

Dean of Students Nancy Thomas accepted Maya Peterson’s resignation. She told the Lawrenceville student paper that Peterson”s comments were “not fitting of a student leader.”

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Pharrell Williams

Mega-producer Pharrell Williams is feeling the heat for neglecting to feature a black woman on the cover of his new album, titled simply “G I R L”.

The cover features Williams, 40. posing with three women — 1 Caucasian, 1 Hispanic and 1 LSLH. All four are clad in bathrobes and dark sunglasses.

Williams, who recently married a mixed race woman, said, “The woman I’m standing closest to, she is black and she’s been a friend of mine for a long time.”

I beg to differ. It is ignorant and racist to assume that people of mixed parentage are black. This is the type of backwards thinking that is reinforced by people who still believe in the archaic one drop rule.

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Fried Chicken and Watermelon

A California school is under fire for planning to serve fried chicken and watermelon for Black History Month. Black students and parents at Carondelet High School rushed to the media complaining bitterly about the items on the lunch menu at the all-girls school.

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