Posts Tagged racial justice

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Courts Matter in the Lives of Native Women and Native Youth

Ed. note: this post was originally published on the Community site.

There are countless books and dramas written about presidential campaigns and television shows looking behind the scenes at the wheeling and dealing of members of Congress, but for many the judicial branch remains shrouded in mystery.

Ed. note: this post was originally published on the Community site.

There are countless books and dramas written about presidential campaigns and television shows looking behind the scenes at the wheeling and dealing of members of Congress, but ...

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New art project tells us why climate change is a justice issue

Climate justice is social justice. That’s easy enough to say, but considering the not-undeserved reputation of the environmental movement as the provence of latte-sipping, composting, affluent white people, organizers and the public both can lose this core message. 

Climate justice is social justice. That’s easy enough to say, but considering the not-undeserved reputation of the environmental movement as the provence of latte-sipping, composting, affluent white people, organizers and the public both can lose this core message. 

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Removing the Mask: Ferguson Organizers Expose Veiled Profit in St. Louis

Every year, the St. Louis political and business elite gather to present their daughters to society at the annual Veiled Prophet Ball.

This past winter’s ball — held just months after the murder of Michael Brown — was no different.

Every year, the St. Louis political and business elite gather to present their daughters to society at the annual Veiled Prophet Ball.

This past winter’s ball — held just months after the murder of Michael Brown — was ...

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The Feministing Five: Heather McGhee

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Heather McGhee, president of Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where all have an equal say in democracy and an equal chance in the economy.

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Heather McGhee, president of Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where all have an equal say in democracy and an equal chance in the ...

“I need some white privilege”: In response to that potato salad Kickstarter

You may have heard about that guy who raised a ton of money for his potato salad. If you didn’t, well, there’s not much more to it than that — some dude made a Kickstarter campaign for a potato salad and it went viral, raising over $40,000 as of this writing. I guess it’s some big joke for people, but alongside all this is an important discussion about white privilege and internet fundraising. 

You may have heard about that guy who raised a ton of money for his potato salad. If you didn’t, well, there’s not much more to it than that — some dude made a Kickstarter campaign for ...

On being “obsessed with race” in America

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 justice-y, and truly hilarious commentary on life in this weird place we both call home.

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 ...

Justice for Renisha

I believe that a person who shoots another person in the head should be, at the very least, arrested.

I am sickened, heartbroken, enraged, and just plain tired of the violence done to people of colour and to women in this country.

I want to live in a country where a person can ask a neighbour or a passer-by for help without fear of being shot in the head.

I believe that a person who shoots another person in the head should be, at the very least, arrested.

I am sickened, heartbroken, enraged, and just plain tired of the violence done to people of ...

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