Tag Archives: Racism

How about everyone who isn’t a black woman just stops writing about black women

TweetAfter reading the New York Times story about television producing mogul Shonda Rhimes that starts by saying “When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman,’” I have a modest proposal. No one who isn’t a black woman should be allowed to write about the cultural [...]
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Chart of the Day: The pay gap for women of color

TweetEarlier this week we got the terribly exciting news that, according to the latest Census numbers, the average American woman now makes 78 cents, instead of 77 cents, to the average dude’s dollar. But, as we know, the gap–which hasn’t improved in a decade–varies a lot by race. Here’s a chart from ThinkProgress showing how [...]
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GoFundMe bans abortion-related campaigns, is fine with supporting murderers

TweetGoFundMe, the crowd-funding site that fundraised for Mike Brown’s murderer, has updated its guidelines to prohibit abortion-related campaigns, filed under GoFundMe’s headline “Termination of Life.” This latest move seems to be in response to the widely-publicized efforts of an Illinois woman identified as “Bailey” to raise money for her abortion. Bailey had raised $1,000 of her $2,500 [...]
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Watch: Lupita Nyong’o teaches Elmo about skin

TweetThe talented Lupita Nyong’o stopped by Sesame Street to chat with Elmo about skin, and how it comes in lots of beautiful shades and colors. Just gorgeous. (h/t The Root) Tweet
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The Language of Possession

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Jeanann Verlee. Jeanann is an author, performance poet, editor, and former punk rocker based in New York City. The possession of bodies is a trickle-down, systemic problem that has rendered much of our population with what amounts to, and arguably is, PTSD. Brown bodies have been possessed by white [...]
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