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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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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying Attention to Moral Mondays in North Carolina

July 10, 2013
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“Grotesque” is the word the New York Times used in an editorial today to describe North Carolina politics. I can think of some others. In many ways, what’s happening in North Carolina is not entirely different from what is happening in places all over the country. In North Carolina as in other places, legislators...
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Dispatch from the 'Very House of Difference': Anti-Black Racism and the Expansion of Sexual Citizenship – OR – We Need to Do So Much Better at Loving Each Other

July 4, 2013
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Dispatch from the 'Very House of Difference': Anti-Black Racism and the Expansion of Sexual Citizenship – OR – We Need to Do So Much Better at Loving Each Other

By Kai M. Green and Treva Ellison We (Treva and Kai) are Black, queer, trans, and anti-capitalist scholars, activists, and artists based in Los Angeles, where we dream about and plan for the abolition of racial capitalism and the growth of life-affirming relations and structures. We wrote this piece out of a desire to...
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Gender, Race, And Going To Class: A Call For A Feminist Reading of For-Profit Colleges?

July 1, 2013
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Most of us have seen the ads exhorting us to “call today!” to start on a new future with a college degree. How many of us have noticed the faces in those ads? The gender, race, and affect of the faces and voices in for-profit college marketing are the kinds of things I  notice...
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Indigenous Women: Never Idle

June 28, 2013
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(Photo by Blaire Russell) Every morning this week I have woken up to my email inbox and social media feed filled with inspiring stories and images of resistance as part of the Idle No More and Defenders of the Land call for Sovereignty Summer. Sovereignty Summer is “a campaign of coordinated non-violent direct actions...
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In Conversation: On the Landmark SCOTUS Decisions, Single-Variable Politics and Movement Forward

June 26, 2013
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In Conversation: On the Landmark SCOTUS Decisions, Single-Variable Politics and Movement Forward

By Timothy Patrick McCarthy and Darnell L. Moore Darnell: Tim, You have spoken and written publicly about the need—particularly on the part of white and economically privileged LGBT people—to resist hasty celebration of the DOMA decision, given the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on other landmark civil rights cases this week. Can you say a bit more...
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Equity at the Peril of Normativity: A Feminist Anthropological Take on Race, Marriage and Justice

June 26, 2013
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Equity at the Peril of Normativity: A Feminist Anthropological Take on Race, Marriage and Justice

By Dana-Ain Davis and Christa Craven Anthropologists take up many of the same issues as the Supreme Court–race, family and kinship, and historical inequities.  The difference is we don’t step into our controversies so quickly.  Our fieldwork process, which often lasts years, allows us critical time to mull things over and consider crucial nuances...
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Sex Work in South Africa: Shaming Sex Workers Away from Human Rights

June 21, 2013
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Sex Work in South Africa: Shaming Sex Workers Away from Human Rights

By Maria E. Hengeveld The Constitution must recognize my right to choose my profession. That’s all I want Think about this: If the Netherlands, the country that was one of the first to legalize sex work thirteen years ago, still benefits from its capital’s red light district as one of its main attractions for...
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Are All the Women Still White? Kermit Gosnell, “Back Alley” Abortions, and the Politics of Motherhood

May 23, 2013
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By j.n. salters Last week, Kermit Gosnell—the African-American “late-term abortionist” who delivered live babies and then stuck scissors in the backs of their necks and “snipped” their spinal cords in his West Philadelphia “house of horrors”—was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences in the deaths of three babies, the overdose death of a patient,...
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Capitalism: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

May 1, 2013
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By Ariane Beckman A few months ago, The Catalyst, an independent student newspaper published at my school, Colorado College, published an article entitled “Why I Love Capitalism, and Why You Should, Too!” To be clear, I don’t exactly hate capitalism. Go on, you capitalism lovers! Buy your new iPhone! Spend your money! I participate...
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