Is The Root any good?

I’ve just found The Root which purports to give the perspective of black Americans. I’ve found some interesting articles like this one on the views of black police officers (one interviewed wants senior police officers to be held accountable and responsible, which IMHO is a really good idea but this isn’t the thread for that) and this nice piece on Maxine Waters. But I’ve also found some racist rubbish.

Can Dopers chime in?

I read the occasional article there–I mainly visit the “network” for IO9, but read a lot of the 3 “you may also like” article links always posted to the left, which come from any of the other sites there, not just IO9. I pretty much agree with your assessment–some good articles, some garbage (just like with most any other multiple writer opinion blogs.)

The headlines crack me up sometimes.