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.
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.
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.
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).
Those who insult the middle class and the poor are ignorant about gender and the economic lives of women in the United States.
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?
Demand for microloans is increasing among low-income American women, but federal economic policy is not adequately supporting this demand.
The Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice blog carnival asked us to reflect on “Soy poderosa porque…” (“I’m powerful because…”).
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.