White History Month tweet

Quick Hit: Racist tweeps demand White History Month

Today is the first day of February. That means the start of Black History Month… and an occasion for predictable but still infuriating racism.

Running Chicken has compiled some of the many, many tweets out there today insisting that the ever-oppressed white majority must be honored as well. A common trend is the preemptively defensive insistence that their tweets aren’t racist. Any statement to the effect of “I’m not a bigot, but…” is generally good evidence that you are.

White History Month tweet

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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