06. 08. 2014
‘Water, Water Everywhere': Racial Inequality and Reproductive Justice in Detroit

‘Water, Water Everywhere': Racial Inequality and Reproductive Justice in Detroit

This gives a whole new meaning to the term #firstworldproblems, huh? Here is a striking example of the intersection of race, gender and class in women’s lives. On RHrealitycheck: Every morning Kendra pushes...

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01. 08. 2014
sociology - racism, sexism, homophobia not permitted

Racism And Sexism Look Different Than You Think

Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination don’t look the way they used to. Today it’s more about giving a leg up to people who are similar to you than trying to...

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29. 07. 2014
sociology - racism, sexism, homophobia not permitted

Racism cannot be separated from feminism

Last week I gave up buying a bottle of Coke because I didn’t have the heart to carry one that asked those around me to share a glass with “Siobhan”. This, the name...

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24. 07. 2014
John Oliver Uses Puppets To Explain US Prison System Is ‘A Lot Racist’ (VIDEO)

John Oliver Uses Puppets To Explain US Prison System Is ‘A Lot Racist’ (VIDEO)

On Sunday John Oliver tackled the “fundamentally broken” U.S. prison system in an extended segment on his HBO show “Last Week, Tonight.” “We have more prisoners at the moment than China,” Oliver said....

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04. 07. 2014
Class vs. Race how the liberal elite just don’t get it

Class vs. Race how the liberal elite just don’t get it

Black Caribbean pupils are still four times as likely to be permanently excluded from school as White British pupils. There is still a culture of teachers having lower expectations of black children relative...

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23. 06. 2014
sociology - hatred

Sexists and racists are resorting to online sabotage. But they still won’t win

On theguardian.com: This week, sexist and racist trolls have borrowed the tactics of the CIA and Scotland Yard and sent in agents provocateurs to spread disharmony among online activists. Using stock photos and...

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28. 05. 2014
One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced’

One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced’

One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced’ So the percentage of people who admit to being “somewhat” racist hasn’t changed hugely in 30 years (but that’s a fascinating finding in itself –...

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02. 05. 2014
Why is there such a culture of misinformation surrounding the case of Nigeria’s kidnapped girls?

Why is there such a culture of misinformation surrounding the case of Nigeria’s kidnapped girls?

[…] The day after the abduction, the military claimed to have rescued the majority of the girls. It later transpired that they had done no such thing, but that 40 girls had –...

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02. 04. 2014
sociology - whiteness (privilege)

This is the US criminal justice system

Rich white man gets no jail time for raping three year old. Meanwhile, they’re now seeking 60 years for Marissa Anderson’s warning shot in self-defence. On Feminist Philosophers. Disgusting and distressing. More on...

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28. 03. 2014
The trouble with #WhiteHistoryMonth is that it is not history

The trouble with #WhiteHistoryMonth is that it is not history

Here’s John Pilger, writing as late as Friday, March 21, on Guardian.com on the continued theft of Aboriginal children in Australia: … Up to the 1970s, thousands of mixed-race children were stolen from their mothers...

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22. 03. 2014
“When people fight you to shut you up about a topic like race and sexism…

“When people fight you to shut you up about a topic like race and sexism…

When people fight you to shut you up about a topic like race—and sexism, it means that you have stumbled upon the cultural silence that must be patrolled in order to maintain hegemony....

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12. 03. 2014
“But frankly, I am plumb tired of doing that…

“But frankly, I am plumb tired of doing that…

But frankly, I am plumb tired of doing that. You can look it up on the internet for yourself. To enter that discussion is to jump down an endless rabbit hole of contention...

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09. 03. 2014
Intimate Inequality at the Woolworth’s Lunch Counter, 1960 Ed

Intimate Inequality at the Woolworth’s Lunch Counter, 1960 Ed

Ed, at Gin and Tacos, made a fantastic observation about this photo of a 1960 lunch counter sit-in at a Woolworth’s in Greensboro, NC, protesting the exclusion of black customers. […] When I...

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02. 03. 2014
REBLOG: Free Marissa Alexander Now

REBLOG: Free Marissa Alexander Now

freemarissanow: Emphasis added. Angela Corey Aims to Increase Marissa Alexander Sentence to 60 Years; Outrageous Targeting of Alexander Impacts All Women and Their Right to Self Defense. Demonstrating a stunning abuse of power, Florida...

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24. 02. 2014
what is so wrong about the statement “we are all the human race”

what is so wrong about the statement “we are all the human race”

ethiopienne: “Since the notion that we should all forsake attachment to race and/or cultural identity and be “just humans” within the framework of white supremacy has usually meant that subordinate groups must surrender...

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09. 02. 2014
Recently The Gordon Parks Foundation discovered over 70 unpublished…

Recently The Gordon Parks Foundation discovered over 70 unpublished…

reginasworld: Recently The Gordon Parks Foundation discovered over 70 unpublished photographs by Parks at the bottom of an old storage box wrapped in paper and marked as “Segregation Series.” These never before series...

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09. 02. 2014
Criminalization of black girls and women

Criminalization of black girls and women

gradientlair: @PrisonCulture, @profragsdale, @freemarissanow and @ChiefElk, along with many others including me shared tweets on the topic of women’s incarceration and the criminalization of girls and women, especially in incidents of abuse where...

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05. 02. 2014
Feminist critiques vs charges of criticism

Feminist critiques vs charges of criticism

redlightpolitics: Part of the discussions in the past week or so, especially in the aftermath of The Nation article have been centered on how Women of Color are never “happy” with anything and...

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02. 02. 2014
Uncomfortable Historical Truths: On White Privilege and the Movie “12 Years a Slave”

Uncomfortable Historical Truths: On White Privilege and the Movie “12 Years a Slave”

Read all of this. It’s an excellent account of the dissonance between the portrayal of slavery in 12 Years a Slave and the reality of black slavery. Includes first hand experiences. On alternet:...

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02. 02. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (2nd February 2014)

It’s been a busy week at work and play. Here’s the little of what I’ve been reading. – Those poor Swedish singles (dailylife). (Not sure about that title.) – Not a word about military...

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