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Quick Hit: Vanderbilt Divinity School appoints black lesbian woman as dean

Despite some religious bigots that insist on invalidating the lives of LGBTQ folks; and others who do not think women should have leadership roles, queer women of color are righteously taking up space! Vanderbilt Divinity School appointed Emilie Townes as their newest dean.

Not only is she holding it down for queer people of color but she is also being described as a “pioneering scholar in the field of womanist theology.” This is super important work that acknowledges that religious doctrine is applicable for people living at different intersections.

PS – I swooned when she told her partner: “In many ways I am because we are.” How dreamy. Check it out below.

Despite some religious bigots that insist on invalidating the lives of LGBTQ folks; and others who do not think women should have leadership roles, queer women of color are righteously taking up space! Vanderbilt Divinity School

Watch now: Mychal talking about DJ Mister Cee

Don’t miss our own Mychal on HuffPost Live in a few a minutes discussing the DJ Mister Cee “scandal” with Feministing favorites Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Mark Anthony Neal. For background, read Janet’s excellent piece on the subject first.

Don’t miss our own Mychal on HuffPost Live in a few a minutes discussing the DJ Mister Cee “scandal” with Feministing favorites Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Mark Anthony Neal. For background, ...

Don’t miss Melissa Harris Perry slam the ‘unacceptability’ theory of black hair

Remember Tianna Parker, the 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was sent home from school because of  school policy considering “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles” to be “unacceptable”? Melissa Harris-Perry brings some much-needed perspective to the issue:

“For the record, Tiana, your hair is not distracting, unacceptable, a fad or wrong. Tiana, your hair is wonderful. You come from a people with a beautiful array of styles and textures that range from short to big afros that come in colors from gray to black, curly naturals that spiral every which way just because they can.”

This is not the first time that Harris-Perry has touched on the issue; last summer,  she aired a segment exploring the current cultural ...

Remember Tianna Parker, the 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was sent home from school because of  school policy considering “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles” to be “unacceptable”? Melissa Harris-Perry brings some ...

Don’t miss Mychal Denzel Smith talking race relations on CSPAN

Among the long list of things racism has completely ruined, I’ll admit that using the word “articulate” as a compliment for black men ranks pretty low in significance. Still, this clip featuring Feministing’s own Mychal Denzel Smith talking race relations on CSPAN alongside Armstrong Williams and host Steve Scully makes me regret the word’s popularity among a certain kind of insidious hater, because, as I think you’ll see, Smith embodies it perfectly. Here he is, putting into words the anger, indignance, and disbelief that so many of us are feeling in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict:

“Looking at the verdict, what happened was, to my mind, a lack of respect for black life. Trayvon Martin was put on trial during what ...

Among the long list of things racism has completely ruined, I’ll admit that using the word “articulate” as a compliment for black men ranks pretty low in significance. Still, this clip featuring Feministing’s own Mychal Denzel Smith talking race ...

Video: Contextualizing California prison sterilizations

I posted yesterday about the recently exposed forced sterilizations in California prisons. On All In, Chris Hayes explains why we should be outraged but not shocked by such reproductive coercion given the state’s history of eugenics and unconstitutionally cruel prison conditions, in the news again today thanks to a 30,000-strong hunger strike. The clip is worth a watch, but Hayes doesn’t take the obvious next step: forced sterilization isn’t only of a kind with California’s particular brand of mass incarceration but also with the inherent abuse of imprisonment.

Transcript, via MSNBC, after the jump.

I posted yesterday about the recently exposed forced sterilizations in California prisons. On All In, Chris Hayes explains why we should be outraged but not shocked by such reproductive coercion given the state’s history of ...

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