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Beyond the Politics of Voting

April 15, 2014
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Obama Rally, Manassas, VA, November 3, 2008

By Alexandra Moffett-Bateau   As a political scientist, during any given election year, I’m bombarded with questions about my assessment of the current electoral slate. The look of disappointment is always palatable when I tell folks that, that isn’t what I do. After all, what good is a black political scientist that doesn’t study...
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From Feminist Critique to Social Transformation: Lessons from Social Forum

April 8, 2014
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By Rose M. Brewer A little over seven years ago, January 20-25, 2007, I was in Nairobi, Kenya at the World Social Forum.  For those unfamiliar with the forum, it is the global gathering of the world’s peoples, the dispossessed, genders, ethnicities, cultures, and regions.  The World Social Forum was established in 2001 in...
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Glenn McConnell and the College of Charleston: Hidden Histories and the Confederate Imagery

April 4, 2014
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Protests at the College of Charleston.  From Professor Alison Piepmeier's blog: http://alisonpiepmeier.blogspot.com/.

By Jamie Huff South Carolina’s history as a former Confederate state engenders both resistance and refractory nostalgia. The recent decision to appoint Glenn McConnell as president of College of Charleston, a man known to wear a Confederate uniform, has sparked students, faculty, and staff to confront the state’s past support for slavery. It has...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Bodies, Economy, Education, Feminism, History, Patriarchy, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Region, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, Whiteness | 3 Comments »

Women, Men, Horses, and the Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Deanne Stillman

March 5, 2014
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Women, Men, Horses, and the Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Deanne Stillman

I met Deanne Stillman in September 2013, and it seemed we had a great deal to discuss. We talked on a breezy, warm day at a Starbucks near the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, covering topics ranging from writing, to violence against women, to militarization—all issues of great interest to both of us....
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Op-Ed: Why Does “Gender” Mean No Pay?

February 3, 2014
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By Dean Laplonge It’s not unusual for me to be approached by resource companies for advice. My research and work explore the topic of gender in male-dominated industries like mining, and oil and gas. And gender has become something of a buzz-focus in these industries. I received such an invitation the other day from...
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Op-Ed: A Difficult Solidarity with Saudi Women

November 30, 2013
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Op-Ed: A Difficult Solidarity with Saudi Women

By  Sana Hashmi A Huffington Post headline last month read: “Rotana Tarabzouni’s Lorde Cover Will Make You Stand In Unity With Saudi Arabia’s Women (Video).” Covering pop-singer Lorde’s song “Team,” Rotana Tarabzouni, a Californian college student from Saudi Arabia, raised her voice in support of the October 26th nationwide movement against the ban on...
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Op-Ed: Economic Barriers in Disability Studies

November 24, 2013
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By Corbett Joan OToole Conference registration: $230 Hotel room (3 nights at $159 * 17% for tax and lodging fees): $558 Airfare (roundtrip): $325 Transportation from airport to hotel (round trip): $54 Food (hotel restaurant per day * 3 days minus conference meals): $90 Required costs for this conference: $ 1,257 These are conservative...
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The Government Shutdown, Rape and Other Extortions of Assets

October 9, 2013
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The Government Shutdown, Rape and Other Extortions of Assets

By Farah Tanis For many in this movement to end rape and address the intersecting, crosscutting and causal factors that perpetuate it, a government shutdown is not just a government shutdown.  For us, it is yet another extortion of assets—an extortion of resources from those who are often, if not consistently, financially vulnerable. When...
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Op-Ed: Black Elders Need to Stop Demonizing Black Youth

August 11, 2013
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Black Elders demonizing Black youth; intergenerational conflict

By Aaron Talley  Sometimes, I shudder to think that many of the Black elders fighting against Trayvon Martin’s death might have actually held the same sentiments as George Zimmerman. Recently, there have been a chorus of Black adults who have taken it upon themselves to shame Black youth. Critics like Allen West, Romany Malco,...
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A Statement on the Reclamation of All Black Life: For Trayvon, Marissa, & Jordan

July 18, 2013
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By Brothers Writing to Live  We begin this collective statement by proclaiming a truth that has been rehearsed on countless occasions by many before us: The lives, the bodies, the souls, and the minds of Black people matter. And even though the spirit of these United States, since its inception, has been animated by a White...
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