Tag Archives: Racism

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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Like in the US, Black women in Brazil face racist state violence

Tweet On August 22nd, over 50,000 people hit the streets of Brazil to protest the killings of Black Brazilians as a result of the drug war. Similar to protests happening in Ferguson, the Second National March Against the Genocide of Black Peoples called out an epidemic of police violence that makes the US’s pale in comparison. Tweet
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetRepublicans are embracing over-the-counter BC to avoid insurance coverage. Yesterday the 7th Circuit struck down a same-sex marriage ban, noting that “Indiana and Wisconsin are among the shrinking majority of states that do not recognize the validity of same-sex marriages.” Philadelphia schools perpetrate institutional violence. Isn’t public misogynistic abuse so artsy? Human rights lawyer arrested [...]
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“It’s OK to sit one out.”

TweetLike many people I know, I’ve been consumed with the news coming out of Ferguson, MO over the past few weeks. It’s hard to look away when a Black child is killed in the streets and all signs point to the police officer responsible for his death getting away with it. Add to that a [...]
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