Tag Archives: Malcolm X

“Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.”

Tweet Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama died yesterday at age 93. Kochiyama’s long life of intersectional social justice activism began when her family was interned during World War II. After the war, she and husband became involved in the civil rights movement while living among Black and Puerto Rican neighbors in New York City. She befriended Malcolm X and was [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary. – Chicago Defender (November 28, 1962) It’s Malcolm X’s birthday. He would have turned 86 if he were alive today. Is Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill not dead after all? Fox News had their transphobic expert doctor contend [...]
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Remembering Malcolm X

TweetYesterday was the 46th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination. As a feminist, I have always been very drawn to Malcolm’s ideological transformation. After reading his autobiography, I saw Malcolm less as a sexist and more as a man who was prompted to reevaluate his world view because of sexist injustices against women. It is no [...]
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Shirley Sherrod’s Case and the Power of the Personal Story

TweetThe case of Shirley Sherrod is starting to wind down, but the dialogue around race in America is as vibrant as ever. There is an important post at What About Our Daughters.com that names as Robert Gibbs put it, “people involved in this situation” that “acted without a complete set of facts.” While the article [...]
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