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Race-based Health Disparities and the Politics of Difference: What Rates of HIV Among Latinos Tell Us

The 10th anniversary of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day reminds us how far we still have to go to address race-based health disparities. But we must keep our efforts trained on the real causes of these statistics: social and economic conditions.

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The Brutal Lust of the “Jigaboo” Fantasy “Mammyfied” Through Fashion

It is my hope that at least, every Black woman who sees these “Mammy” earrings is going to say they are racist without a second thought or question in their mind. Let’s stop being surprised by the ignorance of this country and challenge ourselves to be proactive about our images. The exploitation will continue if we don’t provide an alternative. 

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Saving The Boobies Will Not Save Me

Pink ribbons do not help bring awareness to the socioeconomic inequities connected to breast cancer; they commodify the disease and make it “sexy” under the guise of raising awareness.

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Racist Abortion Posters Placed Around New Mexico School Target Native Americans

Native American students here address their dismay at seeing racist posters that were placed around their school by pro-lifers claiming to be with 40 Days for Life (although the group denies association). 

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The 47 Percent: Women Make Up the Majority of the Working Poor and Those Reliant on Social Security

Those who insult the middle class and the poor are ignorant about gender and the economic lives of women in the United States.

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How To Pay Homage To and Honor Henrietta Lacks?

How may we examine how we’ve benefitted from something horrific that we had nothing to do with but that allows for our existence today?

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Investing in Microenterprise is a Wise Economic Growth Strategy. So Why Aren’t Policymakers Doing More to Support It?

Demand for microloans is increasing among low-income American women, but federal economic policy is not adequately supporting this demand.

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Soy Poderosa Because I Recognize My Power is Vast & Limitless

The Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice blog carnival asked us to reflect on “Soy poderosa porque…” (“I’m powerful because…”).

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Poderosa Profile: Veronica Arreola

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.

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Are You a Poderosa? Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice!

¡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.

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