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#BlackLivesMatter and anti-blackness among Latinxs

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

As an Afro-Latina, I grew up aware of anti-black sentiments. A look at the attention that my light-skinned, green-eyed family members received was enough to learn that being negra wasn’t good, and I even came to internalize some of that self-hatred.

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

As an Afro-Latina, I grew up aware of anti-black sentiments. A look at the attention that my light-skinned, green-eyed family members received was enough to learn that ...

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Video: Tens of thousands march against police violence in NYC’s Millions March

Here’s an awesome time-lapse video showing the flood of people who came out for the Millions March in New York City on Saturday as part of the national day of resistance to police violence. The protest was initially organized by two young black women, 23-year-old Synead Nichols and 19-year-old Umaara Iynaas Elliott, gaining the support of many organizations and ultimately drawing over 50,000 New Yorkers, by the organizers’ estimate. 

Here’s an awesome time-lapse video showing the flood of people who came out for the Millions March in New York City on Saturday as part of the national day of resistance to police violence. The ...

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Feministing Reads: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen

On the night of the grand jury’s failure to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown and again the night after, marching the length of Manhattan with a few thousand others, trying and failing to find some place sufficient to accommodate our anger or our grief, our newly or long-broken hearts, our need to feel responsive or responded to, a line from Claudia Rankine’s Citizen floated on the surface of my full skull: “To your mind, feelings are what create a person, something unwilling, something wild vandalizing whatever the skull holds. Those sensations form a someone.”

On the night of the grand jury’s failure to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown and again the night after, marching the length of Manhattan with a few thousand others, trying and failing to ...

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May we have this dance? On learning and writing as a trans woman of color

I have a little ritual that I perform whenever I open a new nonfiction book. I go to the index and look up “transgender” “transsexual” and “sex change.” Often I heave a sigh of relief if I don’t find them, but if I do, I flip to the listed pages with newly crossed fingers praying I don’t find something dehumanizing.

I have a little ritual that I perform whenever I open a new nonfiction book. I go to the index and look up “transgender” “transsexual” and “sex change.” Often I heave a sigh of relief if I ...

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