Tag Archives: Racism

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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Counterpoint: I don’t think Taylor Swift’s new video is racist

Tweet Last week, our very own Chloe Angyal took Taylor Swift to task over her new video, which features women of color twerking. She argues that these Black and brown twerkers are used as props in the video to highlight Taylor’s whiteness. She explains: “There’s lots I could say about this video, but I want [...]
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90-year-old Holocaust survivor arrested at Ferguson protest

TweetNinety-year-old Hedy Epstein, who was one of several protestors arrested outside Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s office, is no stranger to state-sanction discrimination and violence. Epstein fled the Holocaust as a child. A true intersectionalist, she insists on applying the lessons of the past to the present, refusing to remain idle in the face of persecution, whether she’s protesting the [...]
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