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Looking for Home: Interethnic Racial Profiling

April 3, 2014
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Erika G. Abad, "Racial profiling 'from below' builds another avenue through which we can understand how we measure the possibilities of intimacy, solidarity and community. It’s really about inclusivity: how we invite others to the table and how we treat others who invite us into their homes and lives."
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The Colbert Report and White Privilege: Satire I don’t believe in

April 3, 2014
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By Michelle Medina I am a fan of The Daily Show. I am a fan of Jon Stewart and his cultural resistance to the status quo and holders of social power.  In fact, I watch his show religiously with my daughter.  We anticipate the next instance where he will speak truth to power.  A...
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Posted in Culture, Entertainment, History, Immigration, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Television, U.S., Whiteness | 13 Comments »

Una Marson: An Anti-Colonial, Feminist, Anti-Racist, Pan-Africanist Champion of Good Causes

March 19, 2014
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Una Marson: An Anti-Colonial, Feminist, Anti-Racist, Pan-Africanist Champion of Good Causes

By Lisa Tomlinson No more moaning and groaning No more self-hatred masquerading as integration. No more rejecting your own Ethiop’s child for somebody else’s Barbie doll. You are part of a strong African-Caribbean influenced literary tradition. Affirm your right as an individual, a woman and a writer to be both Black and British. –Una...
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Posted in Black Women, Culture, Fiction, Immigration, Poetry, Racism, Women of Color, World | 3 Comments »

Mushy Carrots

March 18, 2014
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Gaayathri Nair, "I have been integrated, assimilated, subsumed and transformed forever by the experience of growing up other. It is like a chemical reaction, both components are irreversibly changed by their interaction with each other." #personalIsPoliticalOnTFW
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Posted in Culture, Education, Ethnicity, Family, Immigration, Personal is Political., Racism, Religion, Stereotypes, Women of Color | 4 Comments »

An Interview with Harsha Walia

March 13, 2014
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By Erin Durban-Albrecht After reading Undoing Border Imperialisms for a review that appears today at The Feminist Wire, I had a chance to ask the book’s author some questions. Harsha Walia is an author and activist who is formally trained in the law. She immigrated from India and currently resides in Vancouver, on the lands of...
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A Review of “Undoing Border Imperialism”

March 13, 2014
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By Erin Durban-Albrecht On the morning of October 11, 2013, activists of all ages in my hometown of Tucson put their bodies on the line—chaining themselves to the front wheels of deportation buses and the gates of the federal courthouse—in order to throw a wrench in the impressive machinery that criminalizes brown and black...
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Posted in Activism, Book Review, Ethnicity, Immigration, LGBTQI, Racism, Women of Color, World | 1 Comment »

Dear Audre…Epistolary Poems for Our Lorde

February 24, 2014
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By Lyndon K. Gill In early June of 2013, the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) convened its thirty-eighth annual conference in Grand Anse, Grenada. Just a few months shy of the thirtieth anniversary of the United States-led invasion of Grenada in October of 1983— which ousted the island nation’s revolutionary government— and fast on the...
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Posted in Academia, Audre Lorde, Black Women, Bodies, Immigration, LGBTQI, Racism, Sexism | 2 Comments »

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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Posted in Activism, Economy, Immigration, Women of Color, World | 3 Comments »

Feminists We Love: Mia Mingus

November 22, 2013
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One insidious effect of systematic oppressions–including ableism, sexism, white supremacy, queerphobia, classism, and colonialism–is that we become disconnected from one another and from ourselves. For Mia Mingus, justice depends on connection. On her blog Leaving Evidence, Mingus incites us to leave evidence: Evidence that we were here, that we existed, that we survived and...
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Addressing the Criminalization of Disability from a Disability Justice Framework: Centring The Experiences of Disabled Queer Trans Indigenous and People of Colour

November 21, 2013
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By Abla Abdelhadi I write this piece in honour of the countless disabled queer trans Indigenous and People of Colour (IPOC) who have been criminalized, institutionalized, assaulted, tortured and or murdered by police/state agents, queer trans IPOC who are so often absent from our conversations about disability, both in academic and activist spaces. Using...
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