Sadly, the label of being a troublemaker is often given to me for merely speaking up and pointing out that women are left out of an equation. Or Latinas. Or just questioning the equation itself.
¡Soy Poderosa!/ I am Powerful! is a civic engagement campaign created to engage, organize, and lift the voices of the Latina community, regardless of immigration status and ability to vote.
We’re taking up a collection at my office, here at the Media Mobilizing Project in Philadelphia, PA, for some of our radio producers and campaigners.
An under-the-radar provision of the Affordable Care Act, the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, demonstrates the economic justice potential of health reform.
The definition of criminal offenses, the selective implementation of the law, and the resulting stereotypes generate a self-enforcing loop of discrimination and exclusion to the detriment of all. The exclusion of so many legitimate voices from this year’s AIDS conference is just one example.
Bill O’Reilly Rails Against the “Black Out-of-Wedlock Birthrate,” Blames Black People for Irresponsibility
Bill O’Reilly, together here with Bernie Goldberg, rants about the “collapse of family” among specifically black Americans. O’Reilly, who has been outspoken in his opposition to birth control, blames the out-of-wedlock birthrate on black people’s irresponsibility. He only once hat-tips to the fact that this is not a racial, but a societal issue taking place among lower classes – and yet he claims that there are absolutely no societal changes that could be made to alleviate it. (via Mediaite)
Via CBS News: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday was met with outbursts of “boos” while addressing the NAACP’s annual conference in Houston, when he mentioned repealing the Affordable Care Act and criticized President Obama, saying he “has not, he will not, he cannot” drive job creation.
VAWA. PRENDA. Aderholt. What do all these words (and acronyms) have in common? They represent the escalating attacks on the health and rights of women of color, and immigrant women in particular.
If you happen to be a woman of color, you simply don’t have any business that is your own, as far as society is concerned. The Jezebel and Welfare Queen stereotypes shape the responses you receive from others when you have a belly full of baby. So, the next time someone asks me how many more babies I’m going to have, I will have to respond with a “Girllllll, stay out my bedroom.”
Prejudice is prejudice, wherever it comes from and whatever form it takes. Respect dictates we treat it as such.