racism

US investigators are revisiting Emmett Till’s murder because a historian did their work for them

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Without much fanfare, the US Justice Department has reopened its investigation into the 1955 lynching of an African American teenager, Emmett Till. That’s thanks in part to a book published in 2017, which revealed that the white woman he was accused of flirting with and accosting in a grocery store lied about what happened, the Read More

African Australians say they’ve been racially vilified and are pushing back

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Brisbane, Australia Australia’s young African population is pushing back at what they see as a racially sensationalized portrayal of their place in Australian society by politicians and the local media. Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull started off the year on Jan. 1 by warning Australians of the threats posed by supposed criminal gangs of African descent Read More

For black women, femininity and feminism are not mutually exclusive

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Serena Williams, the world’s most successful female tennis star, is constantly denigrated for not being feminine enough. Her body has been dissected in countless articles—the size of her buttocks, her muscular arms, and legs—and she has been accused of steroid use. She and her sister Venus have been mocked as “the Williams brothers.” When other women Read More

Read Sheryl Sandberg’s full Facebook post on ending sexual harassment

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Read Sheryl Sandberg’s full Facebook post on ending sexual harassment
The 1992 presidential race was once summed up in a pointed phrase: “It’s the economy, stupid.” Today, as headlines are dominated by stories about sexual harassment and sexual assault at work, a similar phrase comes to mind: “It’s the power, stupid.” At 48 years old, I’m lucky that I’ve never been sexually harassed or assaulted Read More

The reason American women over-medicalize childbirth has its roots in racial segregation

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Every year in the UK, more than half of babies are delivered with the guidance of a midwife. In Scandinavian countries, it’s more like three quarters (pdf), similar to the rate in France. In fact, in these and many other countries, midwives take part in almost all deliveries, as they also assist OB-GYNs in more Read More

The problem with the New York Times’ chummy profile of a Nazi sympathizer

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Criticizing the New York Times has become something of a national sport in recent years—whether it’s over the ludicrous suggestion that green peas have a place in guacamole, a tone-deaf description of the Taiwanese treat bubble tea, or some hand-wringing over unfortunate fathers forced to parent when their wives attended protest marches. The US paper Read More

Facebook is still struggling with the difference between hate speech and censorship

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On Nov. 11, thousands of people marched in the streets of Warsaw, Poland, to celebrate the country’s Independence Day. The march attracted racist and neo-fascist groups as well as individuals from all over Europe emboldened by the global rise of the far right. International news was flooded with images of the more menacing attendees: young Read More

All the ways the Polish government tried to spin a 60,000-strong nationalist rally

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A massive march organized for the 99th anniversary of Polish independence this weekend has been spun into two very different narratives. The mainstream Polish media, as well as multiple international outlets, saw a menacing display of xenophobia and bigotry, with references to fascism and white power. The Polish right-wing government, as well as its allies, Read More

The feminists of country music who came long before Keith Urban

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I don’t look like your typical country music superfan. I am ethnically Chinese, grew up in liberal San Francisco, and hadn’t been south of the Mason-Dixie line until I was 16. But as Dolly Parton will tell you, looks are deceiving. Some of my fondest childhood memories include singing along to Shania Twain’s, “Man, I Read More

Does having a white boyfriend make me less black?

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Does having a white boyfriend make me less black?
I wouldn’t have been surprised if my partner’s parents had objected to our relationship. In fact, when I first set out to meet his white, British family, I asked if he had told them I was black. His reply—”no, I don’t think they’d care”—filled me with dread. And when he admitted that I’d be the Read More