Ga. State freshman starts “It’s So Hard Being White” group

Following the meme that white folks are now the oppressed minority in the good ol U.S. of A, a student at Georgia State University in Atlanta has started a White Student Union. The informal band, according to this article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has already garnered some criticism and complaints that have been directed at […]

I won’t cosign your racism, even if I’m not the target of your bigotry

Being a black woman committed to social justice means I often have to navigate the perilous terrain of good ol’ fashioned American racism perpetuated by white folks. Add in a little bit of nationalistic xenophobia and alcohol, then you’re facing a powder keg of hate and bigotry that rivals KKK propaganda. I live in a […]

UFC fighters asks “Can I touch your hair?” during live interview

Note: I meant to blog about this late last month, but I forgot! As women of color, we all know how hard it is to even get our feet into the doors of journalism. Furthermore, once we get in and get settled into the world of bringing the news to the public, we know we […]

Racist Reporting in Boston Bombings

Renee at Womanist Musings has a great piece up about the blatantly racist reporting done by the mainstream media during their coverage of the Boston Marathon attacks. These biased speculations and analyses are the norm as most mainstream media outlets and their reporters are stacked with mostly cis, white heterosexual men who have no problems […]

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