Erasing plantations from the landscape or simply lambasting them doesn’t get rid of slavery; it just rids us of its most uncomfortable and most visible symbols.
America’s history of racialized slavery distilled the essence of patriarchy, and formed the roots of American rape culture. So why do famous white feminists fail to get it?
Last week, Fox News claimed that Santa Claus is white. This is Jon Stewart’s response to that claim.
Watch the Soweto Gospel Choir sing an incredible tribute to Madiba (Nelson Mandela) in Woolworth’s retail store in South Africa. On Saturday, December 7, Woolworth’s had planned a performance at its Parkview store in Pretoria to support the store’s “Operation Smile” Christmas campaign. The Soweto Gospel Choir planned a rendition of James Brown’s “I Feel Good.” But, after Madiba’s passing, the choir decided on a tribute instead. They chose Johnny Clegg’s Asimbonanga.
Comedian Aamer Rahman gives a very clear response to those who try to claim that “reverse racism” is the same thing as racism—or even a real thing at all.
Like a lot of others, I was a “fast-tailed girl” before I really understood what those words meant.
There have been many articles decrying Michelle Obama’s “un-feminist” choices. What these criticisms fail to acknowledge is that for women who are not single and childless/childfree, feminist choices often include a focus on their families and communities. This is particularly true of Black feminists.
Fields drew attention during a recent live-streamed conversation between bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry, when she asked about the tearing down of Black unmarried mothers by other Black women. RH Reality Check spoke with her about being a woman of color leader, stereotypes placed on Black unmarried mothers, and more.
Media is powerful. It tells us which voices (and bodies) are valued by society. By paying attention to all types of sexual assault survivors, we not only are sending a message to survivors that we believe they matter—we are also telling rapists that they will not get away with assault just by choosing a victim of a certain race.
McBride was killed in a manner more appropriate for a rabid animal trespassing on someone’s property than a human being with a full cadre of rights. Where is her mass protest?