For queer women of color, intersectionality isn’t just a “concept” or a “framework” for theorists to use for mind exercise — it’s a lived experience.
This week, Cohen asserts “people with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman…” who “used to be a lesbian.” WOW!
There is now data that suggests viewers are more likely to watch shows with racially diverse casts and writing staffs. Imagine that.
“Many police practices may be useful for fighting crime — preventive detention or coerced confessions, for example — but because they are unconstitutional they cannot be used, no matter how effective.”
This shit is bogus and fucked up.
A look at the stories behind the stories and the humans behind the characters and the numbers behind those stories in everybody’s favorite lezalicious prison dramedy.
“[My queer white friends] don’t know why it’s such a big deal for them to not do any of the stupid and obviously illegal things they tend to do if I’m the one behind the wheel.”
On what Obama said (and didn’t say) this morning when he surprised everybody with a speech expanding on his thoughts about the Trayvon Martin ruling.
“We know something now that we didn’t always know before: we are not alone.”
“Every person, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, must be able to walk the streets without fear for their safety.”
Some things we read and saw on the internet on #trayvon and race in America.
A jury found George Zimmerman guilty of absolutely nothing in the murder of Trayvon Martin.
The Supreme Court struck down a key component of the Voting Rights Act, specifically the portion which requires states to get federal permission before they can make changes to their voting laws. This is a huge deal for voters’ rights.
Instead of judging people on whether or not they eat meat and have organic kale with every meal, we should be asking ourselves who has access to healthy food and why.
This is my unique perspective on being a half-black, half-white human who sometimes feels uncomfortable using the term Person of Colour to refer to myself.
“If you’re white and LGBTQ and you want to make sure that LGBTQ spaces are as safe and inclusive for everyone as possible, here are some steps you can take to support people of color and be more racially aware.”
Is the closing of Tamms Correctional Center — where even non-violent criminals are locked in a cell for 23 hours a day, deprived of all human contact, for years at a time — a harbinger of things to come?
“We are dying. No one should expect us to stay quiet or polite about this.”