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Dear Betsy DeVos: Fighting for Survivors of Sexual Violence Is a Racial Justice Fight

For the past few months, I’ve seen several articles — almost exclusively written by white women — arguing that we shouldn’t enforce Title IX protections for survivors of sexual assault because the authors believe Black men are more likely to be accused. The narrative has been picked up by numerous media outlets and used by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to strip protections for survivors.

The idea that survivors’ rights are a threat to Black men leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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Days from election, Charlottesville paper smears Black candidate as too “aggressive”

Virginia voters will go to the polls tomorrow in the biggest election since last November. The tight race between Ed Gillespie (R) and Ralph Northam (D) for next Virginia Governor feels eerily similar: a mildew-ridden bathroom garbage can is running on a virulently anti-immigrant campaign and has a chance at winning only because the Democratic candidate is a less-than-inspiring, capitulating centrist.

Virginia voters will go to the polls tomorrow in the biggest election since last November. The tight race between Ed Gillespie (R) and Ralph Northam (D) for next Virginia Governor feels eerily similar: a mildew-ridden bathroom garbage ...

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Five years after Hurricane Sandy, thousands march in NYC

To honor the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting New York and New Jersey, thousands of people, including myself, marched over the Brooklyn Bridge last weekend. We marched to remember the victims of the storm and stand in solidarity with survivors of Hurricane Maria – but also to demand concrete action from our elected officials on climate change. 

To honor the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting New York and New Jersey, thousands of people, including myself, marched over the Brooklyn Bridge last weekend. We marched to remember ...

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What Does it Mean to Break Silence?

After the Trump — and the Cosby — and the Weinstein — and the Toback — revelations, we heard the same question asked over and over again: How can everyone know that sexual harassment and assault are happening, and still not admit that it is happening? Why are sexual assault and harassment so often “open secrets”? 

After the Trump — and the Cosby — and the Weinstein — and the Toback — revelations, we heard the same question asked over and over again: How can everyone know that ...

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