I have lately become acutely aware of a depressing trend: the denial of abuse – whether the issue is torture, forced evictions, or garden-variety employment discrimination – amongst those of us who should know better. Of course, we don’t call it denial. We call it “realism.” But the mechanism is the same.
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.
There’s a big secret about the bill to address the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, introduced by Representative Adams, that’s no longer so secret: it’s racist, elitist, homophobic and anti-victim.
The prosecution of drug use in pregnant women does nothing to fulfill a legitimate policy goal and in fact seems to be racially motivated—at least in the implementation—rather than spurred by a concern for children.
Race, class, ethnicity, and sex still determine, to a great degree, how justice is dispensed and whether people are treated justly by the United States legal system. Recent news stories and hard data show just how far we remain from Martin Luther King’s “promised land.”
Her opponents have smeared her as a racist and classist, but Sanger devoted her life to fighting for equal access to reproductive choice.
In Mississippi, two ballot initiatives threaten the health and lives of women across the state, and the disenfranchisement of the largest bloc of voters in the state. A campaign based on a reproductive justice model can defeat both.
The Chicago Abortion Fund is leading the effort to oppose anti-choice efforts to target black and low-income neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago.
Reproductive justice leaders continue to speak out against the racist anti-choice billboard campaigns being launched around the country. The Chicago Abortion Fund is leading the effort to oppose anti-choice efforts to target black and low-income neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago.
As the newest campaign aimed at Latinas shows, it’s likely more a case of racial opportunism, and any race will do, if it means advancing a conservative social agend.