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Confessions of a Complicated Latina Feminist

April 30, 2013
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By Juliana Britto Schwartz “You Americans, why are you so obsessed with labels?” The way my Brazilian cousin looks at me, she might as well replace the term “labels” with “chains,” or “torture.” And she’s not the first person to have asked me this during my stay in Brazil. Brazilian students always seem to...
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I’m Complicated, Just like Feminisms: A Black and White Feminist Working It Out (Part II)

April 29, 2013
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Heidi

On Friday, April 26, TFW published Part I of a conversation between myself and Dr. Connie Ruzich about all things feminism, race, socioeconomic status, religion, and age, just to name a few!  Connie and I contributed our conversation to the Race & Feminisms forum, because we believe it models just one of the many ways...
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Op Ed: Defying Antiblackness at UC Irvine—and Everywhere

April 28, 2013
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By John Murillo III The University of California, Irvine’s Black Student Union continues to act in response to one instance in a lengthy genealogy of antiblack events on the university campus, in the UC System, and in the world writ large. Lambda Theta Delta, self-described as the largest Asian-American interest fraternity on UCI’s campus,...
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Silence Does Not Equal Absence: Lessons from Arizona

April 28, 2013
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Silence Does Not Equal Absence: Lessons from Arizona

By Wendy Cheng When I heard what writers at The Onion had tweeted about nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis during the Oscars, I felt it as a blow to the gut. How could a person think and write such a thing about this beautiful, spirited child? It made me feel – as I often do these...
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Visual Art: "bang bang" by Theresa Anderson

April 28, 2013
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  ________________________________________________________ Theresa Anderson is a Denver-based interdisciplinary artist and a writer whose art blog was selected as a top five finalist by the Westword 2012 Denver Web Awards. Exhibiting nationally and represented in numerous private collections, Anderson’s interdisciplinary artwork has been featured and included in publications such as Studio Visit, Style Carrot, The Denver Art Museum blog, The...
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Visual Art: "Cupcake Feminism" by Lynn Gehl−Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe

April 27, 2013
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  Lynn Gehl−Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe, Ph.D. is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley.  She has a section 15 Charter challenge regarding the continued sex discrimination in The Indian Act, she is an outspoken critic of the Ontario Algonquin land claims and self-government process, and she recently published a book titled Anishinaabeg Stories: Featuring Petroglyphs,...
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I’m Complicated, Just like Feminisms: A Black and White Feminist Working It Out (Part I)

April 26, 2013
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Heidi

Dr. Connie Ruzich and I first met soon after I walked onto the Robert Morris University campus in 1999.  I thought I’d become a Finance & Economics major.  Then, I thought I’d become an Accounting major.  Then, I thought I’d become a Mathematics major.  Then, I thought…you get the point.  I changed my major...
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Un-Raced in Transit : Colorblindness and the Stakes of Speaking Up

April 26, 2013
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By Marlaina H. Martin For every one of the countless times that I have thought about race, I can name a handful in which I felt it. And while I could easily sit here and spout stories about the outright racist banter that has come my way, or passing comments that have made me...
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Film: "Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights" by Nevline Nnaji

April 26, 2013
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Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights is a feature-length documentary that focuses on black women’s marginalization between the Black Power and Feminist movements, as well as the resulting political mobilization of women of color. A large segment of this film focuses on former black women activists’ experiences with racism in the Feminist movement,...
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Reckoning: Race and Sexual Assault in Colombia

April 23, 2013
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By Stacia Penn I am a young black American living in Colombia. My life in Medellin has been a multi-faceted privilege, affording me access to spaces and ways of knowing that I would otherwise not have access to in the United States. In one sense, it has been a privilege to live abroad and...
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