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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: The Day I Understood My Privilege

February 16, 2015
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By Shama Nathan     My friend and I sat on his back porch, slithering in the Caribbean heat. We sat in quietness, mostly slapping mosquitoes. “You talk like a white person.” He blurted out. It was not until a few minutes later, that I realize that this is meant to be a compliment....
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Capitalism, Colonialism, Culture, Education, Elementary Feminisms, Ethnicity, Family, Feminism, History, Immigration, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Violence, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Whiteness, World, Youth | 2 Comments »

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Are Racial Preferences Racist?

February 13, 2015
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By Denio Lourenco Jr. Everyone has had a time in their life when they have been rejected or turned down by someone they were interested it, even the most “beautiful” of people. These encounters are either dismissed by a simple phrase: “Sorry, I’m not interested.” Or the more common: “You’re just not my type.”...
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Op-Ed: Nous Ne Sommes Pas Charlie: A Feminist Rejection of “Je Suis Charlie”

February 12, 2015
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By Elizabeth Harwood The January 7th attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is an atrocity.  Yet, it is not only the actions of “terrorists” but also the Western response to the attack that deserves critical attention.  Rather than being met with silent sympathy, massacres are often followed by political opportunism – just look at...
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White Terror: Spirituality, Ancestral Memory and the Politics of Remembering

February 12, 2015
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White Terror: Spirituality, Ancestral Memory and the Politics of Remembering

By Rajanie (Preity) Kumar Over the last couple of weeks, I have been reflecting and analyzing the ways in which the media has taken up the shooting in Paris, France. The sentiments expressed after the shooting in Paris reflect and parallel the response to the shooting in Ottawa, Canada, particularly, Stephen Harper’s anti-terrorism speech that...
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Poetry by deborah brandon

February 11, 2015
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on my modern maidenless voyage, i’m stitched onto the sky. the boy next to me on the plane spills his sugar all over the boy beside him. me. a window funneling fire. . AND IT IS WRITTEN: by my mouth. orlando’s neck. hair close-cropped. my fingers in home traveling beside her stranded necklace it’s...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: The Cops Can’t Come Here: How A Predominantly White Institution Is My Safe Haven

February 10, 2015
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By ray(nise) cange Preface:  I started this piece before Mike Brown. Before we were protesting for our rights. I started this one day after running late to work because a cop thought I looked suspicious as I waited for the bus. I started this when I had to sit in a room and comfort...
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Moving Images: On Queerness and Eritrean Identity

February 9, 2015
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By Hel Gebreamlak Masculinity was the last thing I learned how to do. I wasn’t one of those baby dykes who literally knew in utero. I thought girls were cool, and that Xena didn’t need no man because Gabrielle was more than enough. That was about it. I wore dresses. I didn’t mind them....
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Divergence

February 6, 2015
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By Brianna Suslovic   You took me to my first protest when I was in the first grade, Mom, a peaceful affair outside the federal building downtown where the cops glared and we chalked the sidewalk, shouting anti-war chants and holding hands.   It was you who fed me the word feminist, and I...
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We Walk Among You: Poverty in the Ivory Tower

February 5, 2015
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By Zoel T. Rodriguez I was in class today talking about poverty. We were discussing public benefits. Or rather, something having to do with poverty and poor people and how terrible it is that some people do not have stable jobs or income or food or access to hospitals. And I was sitting there...
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Op-Ed: Black Trans Women to the Front!

February 4, 2015
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Op-Ed: Black Trans Women to the Front!

by janaya (j) khan In the first month of the new year, three Black trans women have been murdered in the United States. Many of you might not have heard about it. The death of Black trans women doesn’t call for mass demonstrations, doesn’t call for petitions, nor has it led to demands for reforms...
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