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Just Because: Colorblindness Is a Real Problem

April 4, 2014
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By Mohadesa Najumi **This post is dedicated to all the strong people of the world who persevere every day for justice in the face of mass ignorance, resistance and a fusillade of criticism that the world we imagine is simply a “utopia” that we will never reach. You are critical in the face of widespread...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, College Feminisms, Feminism, History, Patriarchy, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Stereotypes, White Privilege, Whiteness, World | 6 Comments »

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 »

Feminists We Love: Gloria I. Joseph, Ph.D. [VIDEO]

February 28, 2014
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Gloria Joseph
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A feminist is someone who is actively involved in the struggle against sexism. It’s as simple as that. That’s the bottom line. If you can’t embrace that, then who or what are you? ~ Gloria I. Joseph, Ph.D. When you are in the presence of Gloria I. Joseph,Ph.D., you immediately become aware that you are...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Audre Lorde, Black Women, Feminists We Love, Patriarchy, Racism, Sexism | 5 Comments »

Feminists We Love: In Praise of Black Women Teachers

February 14, 2014
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Black Math teacher & student

Editors Note: Instead of focusing on one or two specific Feminists We Love, this Valentines Day we highlight a photo-documentary project that uplifts progressive African-American teachers who are “on the frontlines of feminist change.” A Photo-documentary project Even though they might not label themselves as such, progressive African American women teachers are often on...
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Posted in Black Women, Feminism, Feminists We Love, Racism, Sexism | 3 Comments »

The Color of Teaching: Expectations of Mammy in the Classroom

November 6, 2013
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The Color of Teaching: Expectations of Mammy in the Classroom

By Manya Whitaker On October 24, 2013 the Center for American Progress released a report, The State of Women of Color in the United States. In the 40-page document there are data points comparing the economic, health, educational and employment status of African American, Asian and Hispanic women to their white counterparts. Most prevalent is...
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Posted in Academia, Black Women, Education, Racism, Stereotypes, White Privilege, Whiteness | 11 Comments »

Trayvon's Class of 2013

July 18, 2013
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Trayvon's Class of 2013

Last weekend, at Black Skeptics Los Angeles’ scholarship ceremony, my colleagues and I had the profound honor of giving scholarships to five brilliant youth of color who are first generation college students.  They are seventeen and eighteen year-olds who have known more struggle and sacrifice than many adults have known in their entire lives.  They have...
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A Feminist Education

May 29, 2013
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By Emily Turner This past year, I’ve been working in a low-performing school in the South Bronx as an academic coach and mentor to a class of 30 seventh graders. It’s an all-consuming, draining job that brings me so much joy, but also is one of the most frustrating experiences of my life. You...
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Posted in Education, Feminism, U.S. | 8 Comments »

Confession

May 6, 2013
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By Nancy Kricorian Back when I earned my MFA in Poetry at Columbia, the majority of the students were women, and nearly all of our teachers were men. They were a distinguished lot, and most took their teaching seriously. They were also, collectively, typically sexist. Work produced by male poets nearly always merited more...
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Posted in Activism, Education, Feminism, Poetry, Sexism, U.S., Writing | 8 Comments »

Mad Science or School-to-Prison? Criminalizing Black Girls

May 2, 2013
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High stakes test question: A female science student conducts an experiment with chemicals that explodes in a classroom, causes no damage and no injuries.  Who gets to be the adventurous teenage genius mad scientist and who gets to be the criminal led away in handcuffs facing two felonies to juvenile hall? If you’re a...
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A Love Note to Sisters in Struggle

April 30, 2013
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By Leah Sicat March 31, 2013 Dear Sisters, I have learned, over time, that it’s a man’s world in which some men hate women, some women hate other women, and some women hate themselves.  And, for every 365 affirmations, there are at least thousands of years of documents, wars, and industries bombarding the ether...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Arts & Culture, Education, Feminism, History, White Women, Women of Color | 4 Comments »

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