We are living in an age of absurdity, but I am casting for wider seas.
While white women are protected and treated as the “weaker sex,” Black women have been cultivating a culture of matriarchal strength and endurance.
This is the year when we really learned that not even white lives matter to most white people.
These times are poignant
The winds have shifted
It’s all we can do
To stay uplifted
Neta Crawford, et al.: Biden wins – what it means for race relations, US foreign policy and the Supreme Court
Three scholars discuss what a Biden presidency may have in store in three key areas: race, the Supreme Court and foreign policy.
Jennifer Ho: With Kamala Harris, Americans yet again have trouble understanding what multiracial means
While the debates about Harris’ racial identities may seem new given the recent media attention focused on her, they are similar to the commentary other high-profile mixed-race people have received.
Sanders and Warren are the only remaining candidates who’ve introduced policies aimed at addressing racial inequity, but many folks of color are skeptical of their commitment to those policies.
I was the only, back then Negro, girl
in a class of four hundred waves splashing,
tossing me about in the crash
Annette Joseph-Gabriel: Hate heaped on black heroines of the French Resistance would look familiar to AOC and Rashida Tlaib
Black French women played important and often overlooked roles in the French Resistance. They served as spies, nurses and clandestine couriers.
The US had race-based immigration law, admired by racists all over the world; and the Nazis, like their Right-wing European successors today (and so many US voters) were obsessed with the dangers posed by immigration.
As decades-old sexual assault allegations increase, so does the question: why didn’t women report it sooner? Shame, fear of reprisals and the unfortunately common belief that they are responsible for … Continue reading →
There’s a genre of letters and phone calls that every black person with a media platform gets on a regular basis. They all begin with the correspondent declaring his or … Continue reading →
Centuries before two Black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, capitalists met at coffee shops to profit from the transatlantic slave trade. An illustration of Edward Lloyd’s coffee house, … Continue reading →