Posts Tagged Racism

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On Pitch Perfect, Mean Girls, and the limits of satire

The first time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was surrounded by twelve 14-year-old girls who comprised the 9th grade girls’ basketball team I coached. I had never heard of the movie, but I loved music and acapella, so I was on board.

The first time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was surrounded by twelve 14-year-old girls who comprised the 9th grade girls’ basketball team I coached. I had never heard of the movie, but I loved music and acapella, so I ...

White Safety

When white people tell each other to “be safe” during an uprising

This may appear to be a small point in the grand scheme of the conversations sparked by the Baltimore uprising but the number of times I have seen this on Facebook over the past few days (and time and time again before that) is too many to count. 

This may appear to be a small point in the grand scheme of the conversations sparked by the Baltimore uprising but the number of times I have seen this on Facebook over the past few days (and time and ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Baltimore Uprising Edition

“When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse.”

Many organizers at the forefront of the protests are women, despite men taking center stage. 

“When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse.”

Many organizers at the forefront of the protests are women, despite men taking center stage. 

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When the marginalized are safe, we’re all safer

Ed. note: This post is cross-published from Ravishly, where it is part of a conversation series on police violence against women of color.

The last year has seen an uprising in the resistance to police violence the likes of which we haven’t seen since the murder of Amadou Diallo in 1999.

Ed. note: This post is cross-published from Ravishly, where it is part of a conversation series on police violence against women of color.

The last year has seen an uprising in the resistance to police violence the ...

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Why Haitian immigration to the Dominican Republic is a feminist issue

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

The unrest and conditions in Haiti have pushed many Haitian citizens to choose to move to the Dominican Republic. This issue of Haitian immigration is a controversial one, especially now that thousands have been casted into immigration limbo when a law that retroactively stripped Dominican-born people of Haitian descent of birth-right and then required them to apply for citizenship was enacted in recent weeks.

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

The unrest and conditions in Haiti have pushed many Haitian citizens to choose to move to the Dominican Republic. This issue of Haitian immigration is a controversial ...

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