Tag Archives: racial justice

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

TweetYou 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 [...]
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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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Justice for Renisha

TweetI 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 [...]
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Demand justice for Renisha McBride

Tweet Over at The Nation, I wrote about the story of Renisha McBride, the 19-year-old Detroit native who, after getting into a car accident and going to the nearest house she could find seeking help, was shot in the face and killed in Dearborn Heights, MI. The homeowner and her killer have yet to be [...]
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A little more on Lorde, Royals, and Racism

TweetSo, my piece last week about Lorde’s song “Royals” being racist? BLEW. UP. Mostly I’ve received a barrage of personal attacks, but a few folks have asked genuine questions that are important to address. First, it feels important (if obvious) to state that Feministing is a U.S.-based site and has a predominantly U.S.-based readership. Because [...]
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