Posts Tagged Racism

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Why sharing the McKinney video is “exposing” racism at the expense of Black women

The video of a McKinney police officer assaulting a 14-year-old Black girl has had millions of views, hundreds of thousands of shares, and its screenshots have formed the backdrop of most articles I have seen online since.

The video of a McKinney police officer assaulting a 14-year-old Black girl has had millions of views, hundreds of thousands of shares, and its screenshots have formed the backdrop of most articles I have seen online since. ...

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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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Feministing Reads: Asali Solomon’s Disgruntled

In the foreword to her debut novel The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison describes how she came to write her classic story of an isolated black girl’s disavowal of blackness.

In the foreword to her debut novel The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison describes how she came to write her classic story of an isolated black girl’s disavowal of blackness.

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