Breaking: A racist man found to be racist*

Well, Pat Buchanan is well known for his blatant racism, but unsurprisingly he is good at the subtle stuff too. Good thing our buddy Al didn’t let it go. Nice try Paddy cakes.

*title ruthlessly stolen from Jamelle Bouie’s twitter.

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The Feministing Five: Charlene Carruthers

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Charlene Carruthers, the national director of the Black Youth Project 100 and a co-organizer of this past week’s #ReclaimMLK.

After an MLK weekend of actions in support of justice across the country, we were honored to speak with Charlene about her activism, her views on leadership, and her vision for the future.

Suzanna Bobadilla: You’re one of the organizers behind #ReclaimMLK. What does reclaiming Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy mean to you? What has been happening? 

Charlene Carruthers: When I grew up, I remember celebrating MLK Day as a day of community service, talking about peace, talking about this person ...

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Charlene Carruthers, the national director of the Black Youth Project 100 and a co-organizer of this past week’s #ReclaimMLK.

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On having an abortion as a Black woman

Over at Ebony, Tasha Fierce writes about her experience getting an abortion last month as a Black woman. 

Last month, I had an abortion.

I’ve been a strident advocate for a woman’s right to choose since I was a pre-teen, and it’s still difficult for me to say those words. So many assumptions about my life can be made on the basis of that admission, and the shame is real. For White women in American society, the shame of having an abortion is mainly centered on their individual behavior. For Black women, our behavior reflects on Black folks as a whole, specifically other Black women—so the scope of the shame is much wider. An unintended pregnancy can call your responsibility into ...

Over at Ebony, Tasha Fierce writes about her experience getting an abortion last month as a Black woman. 

Last month, I had an abortion.

I’ve been a strident advocate for a woman’s right to choose since I was ...