Posts Tagged People of Color

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Feminsting Reads: Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in sensory memories, corporeal trauma, physical pleasures. 

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in ...

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New Favorite Tumblr: Every Single Word

Every Single Word is a new project powerfully documenting an age-old problem: the erasure and silencing of non-white characters in film. The tumblr’s creator, Dylan Marron, edits movies to remove all dialogue spoken by white people.

Every Single Word is a new project powerfully documenting an age-old problem: the erasure and silencing of non-white characters in film. The tumblr’s creator, Dylan Marron, edits movies to remove all dialogue spoken by white people. ...

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Critics are pissed that people of color are finally being represented in media

In this week’s episode of “Not Surprising,” we’re hearing from white actors and talent agents in Hollywood who think that the increase in roles available for actors of color is a threat to their success in the industry.

In this week’s episode of “Not Surprising,” we’re hearing from white actors and talent agents in Hollywood who think that the increase in roles available for actors of color is a threat to their success in the industry.

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Women of color travel too

In 2012, I spent a year living in Brazil and traveling throughout parts of South America. It was a deeply formative experience for me, and has had a lasting effect on how I integrate anti-capitalist and decolonizing work into my feminism.

In 2012, I spent a year living in Brazil and traveling throughout parts of South America. It was a deeply formative experience for me, and has had a lasting effect on how I integrate anti-capitalist and decolonizing work ...

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House of DVF and the power of white neutrality

Anyone who knows me well is aware of my love for high fashion. Even though I’ve come to accept that the “high” in high fashion stands for “the price is too high for my budget,” that hasn’t lessened my enthusiasm for experiencing the fashion world as best I can. 

Anyone who knows me well is aware of my love for high fashion. Even though I’ve come to accept that the “high” in high fashion stands for “the price is too high for my budget,” that hasn’t ...

Quick Hit: Demanding the impossible

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 to make sure to specifically highlight it since it does such a great job of articulating complex concepts in a simple manner. Connecting everything from immigration, gender policing, ableism, racism, and sexism, the video critiques federal equality and assimilation efforts and asks us to look beyond what laws say and look at what laws actually do for us. Spade says,

We’re told that the ...

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 ...

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Quick Hit: Guernica interviews Ayana Mathis

Guernica 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 has a pre–civil rights setting with a post–civil rights sensibility. I believe less and less that there is something called “The Black Experience,” though undoubtedly there was one once. In the book I have a character called Lawrence say that he doesn’t want Hattie to be just another downtrodden black woman, and I think what he’s getting at with that statement is the ...

Guernica 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 ...

Justice Scalia slams people of color for insisting upon equal access to voting booth

How 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 deciding the fate of one of the most important civil rights laws in American history.

Via ThinkProgress:

Well, maybe it was making that judgment, Mr. Verrilli. But that’s — that’s a problem that I have. This Court doesn’t like to get involved in — in racial questions such as this one. It’s something that can be left — left to Congress. 

How 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 ...

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