Posts Tagged ‘ Youth ’

Feminists We Love: CJ Pascoe (Video)

September 27, 2013
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I first met CJ Pascoe when I came to Colorado College (CC) in August 2010.  I didn’t realize who I was meeting at the time, but it wasn’t long before I found out.  CJ, Seattle-born and Orange County-raised, is a nationally-recognized Sociologist that focuses most of her teaching, research, and activism on sexuality, gender,...
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What Ralph Ellison Can Teach Us about Trayvon Martin

September 24, 2013
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What Ralph Ellison Can Teach Us about Trayvon Martin

By Dennis Tyler Jr. In light of the recent decision by the school board of education in Randolph County, North Carolina, to ban Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man from their libraries—partly because of a parent’s complaint that the book is not age-appropriate material for teenagers and partly because one board member claimed he could not...
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Love Note: Black Youth Project 100 Member Aaron Talley on Radical Love

September 6, 2013
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Love Note: Black Youth Project 100 Member Aaron Talley on Radical Love

By Aaron Talley In this era of deep political polarization and the seclusion offered by social media, one of the biggest hindrances to social change is that we view listening to each other as negotiable. Fearing conflict and misunderstanding, we do not listen to each other because we falsely believe that we always have the...
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if God can Cook / you Know I can: Pedagogy of Those Opting-Out of Oppression

August 14, 2013
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By Carrie Y. T. Kholi As a poet/scholar, I’m having a difficult time labeling this piece.  It feels like a tough lesson from my favorite instructors, some of their words present below.  It feels like a good poem, able to be read at 20 and 40 and after, each time teaching even the writer something...
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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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AVERAGED: A Photo Essay

June 3, 2013
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By Brook Dorff AVERAGED is a collection of photographs and personal histories taken in Andhra Pradesh, India. The documentation of stories and images in the exhibit directly challenge data published by international organizations like the United Nations, especially with regard to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). I hope that everyone who views the collection...
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An Open Letter to Kiera Wilmot and Other Black Girls Who Have Considered Giving Up When Their Science Projects and Assata Shakur Are Enuf

June 1, 2013
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By j.n. salters Dear Kiera, Much like the hundreds of thousands of supporters who made phone calls, sent emails, and signed petitions urging prosecutors to drop the charges against you, I was enraged upon hearing your story. I am still enraged. To know that we are living in a country where a teenage girl can...
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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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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of India

April 21, 2013
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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of India

Mr. Prime Minister: I read today that you were “disturbed” about the rape of another child in Delhi, a five-year-old girl. My question to you is: just how “disturbed” are you? What does the rape of a five-year-old female child make you feel? Do you sit in your plush office and shake your head...
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Taunts, Tweets, and Black Girl Genius

March 6, 2013
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Taunts, Tweets, and Black Girl Genius

By Salamishah Tillet “Baby girl genius,” is what I muttered when I saw Quvenzhané Wallis shine bright on the television screen last Oscar Sunday night. Beaming in midnight blue and flexing her bity arms, she was a sight never seen at the Academy Awards before.  It was not simply because at nine-years-old, she was the...
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