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Mushy Carrots

March 18, 2014
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Nair

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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3 poems by Valerie Bandura

January 8, 2014
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3 poems by Valerie Bandura

Vagina and Cross-Cocks   For their flag, ……….a sliced pair of white boxers, and on it, ………………………………………………………………in marmalade,   the diamond shape of a vagina ……………………………………………………….slightly open ………………………with wisps along the lips for pubic hair, ……………………………………………………………….and under that,   a pair of penises …………………..criss-crossed ………………………………like femur bones under a skull,   the shorts clipped...
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Feminist Leadership: Leading For the Least of Us

October 8, 2013
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Feminist Leadership: Leading For the Least of Us

By Kelly Macías  If you’ve been paying attention, the last three months have made for a fascinating study in leadership; or more specifically, the lack thereof. The George Zimmerman verdict in the Trayvon Martin case reinvigorated nationwide debate about the many ills plaguing the Black community. Bombarding us with commentary on crime and violence affecting...
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Race and The Invisible Cloak of “Black”

August 28, 2013
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Race in America: a story on becoming racialized with blackness while an immigrant

By Kuukua Yomekpe Two years into living in the U.S. a carload of Anglo American boys tried to run my two younger sisters and me over in an empty parking lot, yelling epithets, revving up their engine and doing donuts. Among the words, “Nigger” stood out. Not “monkey” not “jungle” but “Nigger.” It was 1997....
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Originally Amalia

July 26, 2013
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Originally Amalia

By Amalia Clarice Mora Life is easier, kinder, and more lenient when you are white, and this may be why George Zimmerman decided to downplay his mestizo origins and identify as white/white Hispanic during the Trayvon Martin trial.  Zimmerman is a partially white half-Hispanic, and as such he was already closer to whiteness and...
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Why Sebastien de la Cruz Should Be Respected and Protected

June 13, 2013
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To be in proximity to any NBA franchise during a championship run, for lots of kids in our sports obsessed culture, is a dream come true, especially if you are from the city of San Antonio. That could be said for mini-Mariachi phenom Sebastien de la Cruz, who sang the national anthem yesterday for...
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Myths of Progress and Cartographies of Hate

May 30, 2013
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By Darnell L. Moore and Monica J. Casper Definition of HATE 1  a:  intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury    b:  extreme dislike or antipathy : LOATHING 2  :  an object of hatred 3. v: to increase the distance that exists between oneself and the object of hatred;...
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Proximity and the Shifting Contours of Belonging

May 28, 2013
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By Bo Luengsuraswat One decade is a long time. Ten years. One-zero. It’s the beginning of the next digit. A transition. One decade is a vast space. Constantly shifting, warping into different shapes, rolling across landscapes. One decade is a great distance, yet unpredictably proximate. It will be one decade this fall. One decade...
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“Somebody’s Children”: A Conversation with Laura Briggs

May 14, 2013
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“Somebody’s Children”: A Conversation with Laura Briggs

By Kelly Sharron and Abraham Weil Laura Briggs is the chair of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. We had the opportunity to speak with her about her latest book, Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption, an interdisciplinary text that analyzes transracial and transnational adoption,...
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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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