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Don’t sanitize Nelson Mandela.

Six things Mandela believed most people won’t talk about.

Colorlines reminds us that Reagan vetoed the Anti-Apartheid Act.

Palestinians remember Mandela.

Ted Cruz thinks his fight against Obamacare is basically the same as Nelson Mandela’s resistance to apartheid. Zerlina covered the backlash at The Grio.

Free CeCe.

Activists demand Mexican-American Studies courses in high schools.

Attorney says trans woman murder victim’s life not worth as much as higher class victims.

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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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