Tag Archives: Race

The Feministing Five: Janet Mock

Tweet Sorry we’re not sorry for gushing over our newest celebrity/brilliant/fierce/stunning crush — the one and only Janet Mock. In case you have been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, Janet Mock is the author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, an activist for the [...]
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On being “obsessed with race” in America

Tweet My fave comedian, Hari Kondabolu, has a new album coming out, Waiting for 2042 (i.e., the year that, by most estimates, there will be more people of color in the U.S. than white people). And if this teaser is any indication, it is gonna be exactly more of what I love: dark, feminist, social [...]
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Brazil’s “rolezinhos:” a new kind of social movement

Tweet Image translation: “Flash Mob. Vandalism.”  Brazil is facing a new kind of social movement, and it’s got a name: a “rolezinho.” Portuguese for “little outing” rolezinhos are events organized via Facebook which result in a mass social gatherings of young people in public malls. The majority of those who attend are low-income brown and [...]
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Quick Hit: Why I Visit Sites of Slavery

TweetWhen Ani DiFranco decided to host a creative retreat at the Nottoway Plantation, she clearly didn’t think about what kind of statement she was making. It is evident that she did not stop to consider how hosting a retreat at a plantation that at one point enslaved 150 humans helps to reinforce our historical amnesia [...]
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Book bannings on the rise because apparently Americans can’t deal with discussing race or sexuality

TweetThis fall, there’s been an alarming spike in bannings of books that examine race or sexuality, or are written by minority writers, in school libraries in 29 states, according to the anti-censorship group Kid’s Right to Read. The Guardian reports: The Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP) is part of the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and says in November [...]
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