Posts Tagged Racism

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Let’s Push Solidarity Beyond the Safety Pin This TDOR

Since the election last week, many people have begun wearing symbolic safety pins in order to demonstrate solidarity and allyship with marginalized people. But, as Demetria Lucas D’Oyley writes for The Root, it’s “an empty gesture.”

Since the election last week, many people have begun wearing symbolic safety pins in order to demonstrate solidarity and allyship with marginalized people. But, as Demetria Lucas D’Oyley writes for The Root, it’s “an empty ...

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Hey White People: You Need To Start Doing The Ugly Work That Isn’t Safe For Us To

The harrowing looming onset of the apocalypse after the events of November 8th is no doubt heavy on all our minds. And we can’t move forward, or fix anything, without asking: How did we get here? And what do we do now?

The harrowing looming onset of the apocalypse after the events of November 8th is no doubt heavy on all our minds. And we can’t move forward, or fix anything, without asking: How did we get here? And ...

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Against An Authoritarian America: Standing Up For Kaepernick’s Right to Sit Down

“When the Horst Wessel Song was sung, as a democrat of long standing I naturally did not raise my arm. The woman was standing next to me. She sang along with gusto and raised her hand high. She was the one who reported me. I then had to go and explain myself to District Administrator Rothmund. And he said to me, ‘What did you do?’ I said, ‘I didn’t do anything at all.’ Then he said, ‘That’s just it! Times have changed. You have to raise your hand now.’”

–  An eye-witness account (excerpt), after 1945. Topographie des Terrors museum, Berlin.

“When the Horst Wessel Song was sung, as a democrat of long standing I naturally did not raise my arm. The woman was standing next to me. She sang along with gusto and raised her hand high. ...

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Beyoncé, Black Motherhood, and the VMAs

On Sunday, August 28th, Beyoncé walked the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) accompanied by several cast members featured in her visual album, Lemonade, including the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and Michael Brown. The presence of these women on a national stage helps challenge the racist myth of careless Black mothers.

On Sunday, August 28th, Beyoncé walked the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) accompanied by several cast members featured in her visual album, Lemonade, including the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, ...

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“The Today Show” Hair Fail and Anti-Blackness in the Beauty Industry

Last week on the Today Show, a nightmare for naturalistas everywhere became a reality for Malyia McNaughton. The segment was titled “60-second Summer Hairstyles” and it featured beauty expert, Deepica Mutyala. Deepica, famous for her tutorial video highlighting how to use red lipstick as a corrector, would be showing Today Show viewers how to do four summer hairstyles that would each take less than a minute.

Last week on the Today Show, a nightmare for naturalistas everywhere became a reality for Malyia McNaughton. The segment was titled “60-second Summer Hairstyles” and it featured beauty expert, Deepica Mutyala. Deepica, famous for her ...

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