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For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
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Coretta Scott King + Feminists

By Ahmad Greene-Hayes I am the great-great-great grandson of former enslaved Georgians—the Johnson family to be exact. I come from a lineage of individuals whom I do not know, and unfortunately know little about. All I know is that they picked cotton and tobacco, tilled fields, and did all they could to comply with...
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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 »

K.O.S. (Determination): Black Communities Keeping It Real and Right

January 26, 2014
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K.O.S. (Determination): Black Communities Keeping It Real and Right

By Liz Derias “…among those that have least, beat hearts of hope, fly sparks of overcoming.” ~ Mumia Abu Jamal, Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience Like many other cities across the US in the 1980’s muddling through the residue of Carter’s liberalism and the immorality of Reganomics, Philadelphia, PA was a...
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“We Ball Harder”: Talking About Sports, Race, Gender, and Pleasure

July 25, 2013
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“We Ball Harder”: Talking About Sports, Race, Gender, and Pleasure

By Tamura A. Lomax, David J. Leonard, Darnell L. Moore, Heather Laine Talley, and Monica J. Casper A few months ago, at the exhilarating height of college basketball season, the university at which one of us teaches won an important game. Right after the big win, the university’s Facebook page screamed, “We Ball Harder!”...
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Posted in Sexuality, Sports, U.S. | 18 Comments »

Race Baiting? Our System Has Failed

July 20, 2013
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By Alice Hunt Dear white friends—particularly my white, female friends—our system has failed us. This failure became ever more clear to me when I saw the post of a Facebook friend. “Mary Beth” is someone from my hometown—Boaz, Alabama. She is someone I went to high school with at Boaz High School, the home...
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Posted in Racism, Religion, U.S., White Women | 2 Comments »

Trayvon and George: Why This Case is Really about Women

July 18, 2013
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By Kelly Macías Like many other Americans, over the last three weeks I was firmly gripped by the George Zimmerman trial. I watched with anxiety and anticipation; waiting for our legal system to embody justice and sentence George Zimmerman to jail for ending Trayvon Martin’s life. Deep in my heart, I feared that justice...
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Posted in Black Women, Racism, U.S., White Women, Women of Color | 32 Comments »

No Justice for Trayvon: White Women in the Jury Box

July 17, 2013
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No Justice for Trayvon: White Women in the Jury Box

During the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, considerable media coverage surrounded the selection of six women for jury duty. Perhaps, some speculated, an all-woman jury would be more sympathetic to the Martin family, recognizing the profound loss of a dead child. Or perhaps women are the “fairer” sex and would be able to more humanely...
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White Female Jurors and Florida Justice

July 17, 2013
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White Female Jurors and Florida Justice

By Zillah Eisenstein I am white and female, like the almost-white jury that acquitted Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin.  But I am also an anti-racist feminist.  My head spins.  I grew up in a family dedicated to civil rights and lived in communities that ostracized us because my father taught at Black Atlanta University,...
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Assata, Radicalism and Love

July 12, 2013
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By Jessica Horn To meditate on the meaning of Assata Shakur is to meditate on the meaning of a vibrant tradition of revolutionary black women’s thought and action, and how it has shaped our sense of what it means to be gendered beings in societies framed by multiple injustices. My own feminist politics evolved...
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Guided Home to Port: Assata Shakur, State Terror, and Black Resistance

July 11, 2013
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By Connie Wun Domestic Terror:  On May 2, 2013, the FBI placed Assata Shakur on its Most Wanted Terrorist list and, with the help of the New Jersey state police, has increased its reward to $2 million for information leading to her arrest. According to the FBI’s website, individuals placed on the list “remain...
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