Tag Archives: People of Color

Quick Hit: Demanding the impossible

Tweet The Barnard Center for Research on Women recently released Impossibility Now, a video manifesto on critical trans politics made by the trans speaker, writer, law professor and organizer Dean Spade, with Basil Shadid. The video should be required watching for the entire world. We included this in last week’s Weekly Feminist Reader, but I wanted [...]
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Quick Hit: Guernica interviews Ayana Mathis

TweetGuernica has just published a great interview with Ayana Mathis, who has just published her first novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, to great popular and critical success. The whole transcript is worth the read, but my favorite parts were Mathis’s descriptions of writing minority characters without burdening them with representation. She explains: My book [...]
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Justice Scalia slams people of color for insisting upon equal access to voting booth

TweetHow dare people of color demand free and fair access to voting! Who are they want to exercise their fundamental right to vote without threat of disenfranchisement by partisans looking to suppress Democratic votes!? That’s basically what Justice Scalia meant when he railed against Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act yesterday during oral arguments [...]
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Breaking: Mitt Romney is still a jerk

TweetNot one to blame his big loss in the election on alienating people or color, women, and people who aren’t rich, Mitt Romney seemed to double down on his 47% comments yesterday in a conference call with donors. According to Mitt Romney he lost the election because President Obama gave “big gifts” to minorities and [...]
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White births have been outnumbered by non-white – now what?

Tweet (Spotted by my friend Karlos Gauna Schmeider from the Center for Media Justice–two headlines, backwards ideology and the new moment on race in the US) That inevitable moment that conservative Americans have been dreading is finally here. According to census data births of white babies has been surpassed by brown babies. The AP reports [...]
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