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.
If you ever want to sleep at night, don’t try raising a black boy in America, because it means not having the luxury of the safety bubble that other parents have around their children, and never having the luxury of being able to sleep at night.
What does it mean to be queer and poor? How does one affect the other? At AWID 2012, a panel of GLBTQ advocates discussed their experiences exploring these intersections of sexuality, power, and economic justice.
A letter inspired by an encounter I recently had with a racially white person in the field who is planning a new project/program that does not include people of Color, with disabilities, who are youth or trans* identified. The letter is one filled with the same arguments I, and many other people of Color, have been making to racially white people in the field for years.
Amidst the controversy around Rush Limbaugh and birth control coverage, there have been some missed opportunities to dive deeper into the underlying issues. What I had hoped (and continue to hope) for is space for a more nuanced discussion about privilege, sex and sexuality, and feminism.
In order to address adolescent pregnancy and parenting in the Latina/o community and beyond, we must collectively start to change the discourse and norms to include youth sexuality and health needs from a perspective that acknowledges young people’s rights to education, access, autonomy and opportunities.